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Tooth ache after a filling procedure. Pain in the toe and under the foot. Swollen gland in the mouth

i started with a toothache after a filling. Now I have pain in my big toe and under my foot and instep. a few of my toes feel numb like I have been sitting on them too long. The is a swollen gland just under the tooth. This gets big or small at different times. This has happened for years. The pain is on the same side as the toothache. It is worse at night
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hello & welcome
as you complain of pain after filling & some gland enlargement, than its quite obvious that there is some infection under tooth.
because if there is some pulpal involvement & filling is done over it than this will aggravate the infection.
so visit to your dentist for further clinical; & radiographical examination, only afetr that further comments can be added.
as far as problem of your toe is related, i don't think there is any relation, so visit to your physician too.
thanks & take care
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hi and welcome to HCM,
Pain in the tooth after filling indicated the presence of infection in the tooth due to residual caries. Any remnants of decayed tooth or infection at the root portion of the tooth may lead to infection and spread to the underlying periodontal tissues. tooth related infection causes swelling and formation of lumps.
This can be evaluated only after clinical examination and radiographs. so i suggest you to visit a dentist and get a x ray done for the affected area that will show the extent of infection nad the related swelling, accordingly tooth can be explored again by removing the filling and if needed root canal treatment is done to preserve the tooth.
pain in the toe and foot can not be related to the filling in the tooth. it can be muscular pain or numbness which can be postural. you can take analgesics and muscle relaxants which will relieve the pain.
i hope this helps, take care.
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