A 28-year-old male asked:
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good day. my wife has had a filling done a few months ago and it assisted with the pain she was experiencing. however, over the last few days shes had unbearable pain on the same tooth and cannot chew on that side of her mouth. what can be done?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Re-evaluate Tooth: The filling may have been deep. If so, the nerve in the tooth may have been traumatized to the point that the nerve died. If the nerve died the tooth needs root canal therapy. Please see the restorative dentist for further advice.
Answered on Jul 28, 2020
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Pain: Please return to her treating Dentist for a reevaluation. Especially if the original cavity was extensive, the nerve of the tooth may be devitalized, or the tooth may have fractured, or the filling may have failed. Your Dentist may recommend pretreatment, root canal treatment, or extraction.
Answered on Jul 28, 2020

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