I had a filling done in one of my molars. Two weeks later, I was still in pain and ate Advil per day. I went back to my dentist, and he filed down the filling, apparently my teeth were hitting on the tongue side instead of the cheek side. This correction almost immediately eliminated hot and cold sensitivity, and I weaned myself off NSAIDs within a week. I am chewing more normally now, but I still have pressure sensitivity in that tooth. Even something as small and soft as a sesame seed can set off pressure pain.It has been almost seven weeks since the original filling.
- Is this within the window of normal healing?
- Do you think the teeth are still meeting improperly?
- Should I give this dentist a third chance to get it right, or ask someone else in the practice?