tothache on already filled dental

by tracy
(nigeria)

Hello,
I filled my teeth 6months ago but I am having serious pains on that same tooth now I don't know why. Please what should I do?

Reply:

Hi Tracy, You should go back to your dentist. It is possible that one or more of the teeth that were filled need some additional treatment. Sometimes when a filling is large or close to the nerve, the nerve dies and the tooth needs a root canal. Your pain may or may not be caused by a nerve problem but should be checked out so you know and can get the treatment you need. I hope it feels better soon.

Thank you for writing,
~Shelly

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