Q. I have severe pain after a deep cavity filling. What is wrong?

Answered by
Dr. Asma Parveen
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Oct 30, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 30, 2019

Hello doctor,

I had a deep cavity filled about five weeks ago. I had extreme sensitivity to cold since it was filled. I had no other pain associated with the tooth. Biting down was completely fine. Two nights ago, I started to get extreme pain on the right side of my face and jaw (the same side the cavity was filled). It was keeping me up all night. The next morning, the cold sensitivity was completely gone, but the extreme pain on the right side of my face and jaw would come and go. Later in the day, I flossed, and the tooth associated with the cavity started bleeding. Now, it hurts extremely bad to bite down on that tooth (where the filling took place and where I flossed). The throbbing pain on the right side of my face is occurring more frequently but still, comes and goes. I have a root canal scheduled for next week on that tooth, but is that what is wrong? Why did the pain change from cold sensitivity to this completely different type of pain over night? I do not think I can deal with this pain for another week. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • After going through your complaint, it looks like a condition called as acute irreversible pulpitis, where caries reaches the pulp or nerve endings of the tooth.
  • This is very common in cases of deep cavities. So, there is no need to worry. It can be treated through a root canal treatment.
  • Just avoid sleeping on the affected side and eating too cold or too hot food.

Hopefully, this helps you. Regards.

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