A 30-year-old female asked:
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hi i am having severe toothache in a tooth that was filled a year go. it is causing ear pain, stiff jaw and pain in the top and bottom teeth on my left side. i have taken anti inflammatories and pain killers as well. please advise?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Dentist: There is no other solution other than seeing a dentist to make a diagnosis and treat.
Answered on Apr 24, 2020
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Needs Attention: The filling may have been deep, causing the nerve inside that tooth to die. If so, that tooth will need root canal therapy ASAP. Be seen by a dentist to have the tooth evaluated and treated, since pretty soon the pain will become unbearable.
Answered on Apr 24, 2020
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Sorry: Sorry you are in pain. The filling may have failed, the tooth may be fractured, there may be recurrent decay, the original decay may have been severe enough to cause pulpal necrosis. The meds you have taken will block symptoms, not treat the cause. See your Dentist immediately for treatment or referral. You may require root canal/crown or extraction/implant/crown.
Answered on Apr 24, 2020
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