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Why do I feel sharp pain in restore tooth while eating cold?

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Published At November 2, 2017
Reviewed AtMay 31, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had my filling two years ago and it has been going well for a few months. I have had no problem with it but recently anything really cold touches it and I get a sharp pain. Hot foods cause no problem and sometimes it just hurts by itself.


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It seems there are secondary caries below the loose filling. You need to get it removed as soon as possible. Replace it with a new one. With regards to your symptoms, the probable cause may be a faulty restoration. The probable diagnosis could be a reversible pulpitis.Differential diagnosis is tooth sensitivity to hot and cold fluids. I suggest you have an IOPA (intraoral periapical) X-ray. You will need to have a root canal treatment and refilling. Regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray
Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray


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