I have been experiencing a headache due to pain in my left back-restored tooth for the past two days. Please help.

Q. Why does a person experience pain while chewing from the side of the restored tooth?

Answered by
Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 13, 2023 and last reviewed on: May 22, 2023

Hi doctor,

My teeth have two black fillings that were placed at the same time. However, the left one has been aching for the past two days, and it hurts when I eat. This causes a permanent headache. Please help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for your query,

As per your history it seems to me that you are having apical periodontal damage, either because of the secondary caries or because of the pressure due to hard substance chewing. You need to get an X-ray done as soon as possible to rule out any periapical lesion. In the mean time I suggest you take the medication like Aceclofenac twice daily for five days and, also try to avoid hard foods.

Please follow up for further assistances.

Thank you.

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