I had a filling done on my left upper first molar tooth, which is extremely painful sometimes. Why?

Q. What are the causes of pain in cement-filled molar teeth?

Answered by
Dr. Ummah Mohammad
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 21, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am a 20-year-old, and a year ago, I had a filling done on my left upper first molar tooth. It was sensitive for a couple of weeks, but then I was fine. Six months later, I was in excruciating pain that was throbbing and achy. After a week, it was back to normal. Then, after another five months passed, the pain returned. I am not sure what the trigger is. Kindly help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. I think you urgently need to take an X-ray of the tooth. Sometimes even the already restored teeth get further infected due to leakage or food lodgement. This develops sensitivity and pain. The pain will be felt only when that specific pulpal area comes in contact with an external agent. Maybe your filling has become loose, or there is some leakage or fracture. That is why pain is off and on and not continuous. In any case, your pain is indicative of root canal treatment (RCT) that involves nerves of teeth which is the pulpal area treatment. Kindly revert with an X-ray of the affected area for more details and information. I hope my answer helps you.

Thank you.

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