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History of tooth filling. Pain in tooth, cannot eat. How to relieve pain?

i had afilling bac kin october last year the original filling came out but since having the filling done the tooth hurts more now than before i can t even eat on it without it feeling uncomfortable i ve put oil of clove on it relieves the pain for so long then it comes back i know i should go back to the dentist but i m really scared of the dentists what can i do to relieve the pain other than that
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Thank you for the query.
It could be due to over filling or presence of any high point on the filling done . Another possibility could be formation of secondary caries which is leading to pain. Get an x-ray done if there is no high points present to rule out the exact cause .Just using any medicine for geting relief from pain would not be sufficient soo better visit your dentist to know the exact cause for the pain. You can take analgesics- diclonfenac sodium for the pain .
Hope this information helps you.
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hi and welcome,
After the filling was dislodged from the tooth , the tooth must have undergone decay as it was exposed to oral environment due to lodgement of food debris and saliva. Carious process exposes the nerve tissue of the tooth and leads to pain and sensitivity.
You need to consult a dentist, a x ray examination of the tooth will show the exact extent of pulpal damage accordingly root canal treatment is done to remove the infected pulp followed by a permanent filling and restoring the tooth with a crown coverage .
Mean time you can have analgesic like diclofenac with serratiopeptidase to relieve the pain or use some desensitising agents but the tooth cannot be left open and should be restored in time before further damage.
take care.
Answered: Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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