Discomfort/pain after replaced filling 
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 Discomfort/pain after replaced filling

I was hoping that my weekly dental appointments would come to an end,
but no such luck. Here's what happened:
RCT on #19, dentist did a crown buildup, and while working in that
area recommended replacing a small amalgam filling in #20 (distal)
with composite. Things are fine for one week. Then while chewing I
notice a sharp edge on #20 and two small white slivers barely{*filter*}
on. Other than the sharp edge no discomfort. About a week later I
notice some pain while biting down. A very small area where the
filling was placed is sensitive to biting force pressure (_not_
release). Dentist inspects tooth and concludes that the filling has
chipped and reschedules me for replacement a week later. This
replacement was done yesterday. Now there is no pain when chewing.
However, I can still find a spot where the release of pressure causes
discomfort.

Any ideas what's going on here? The tooth was completely asymptomatic,
then chips, then sensitive to pressure, and now sensitive to release
of pressure ?

Thank you,
  Marco



Tue, 18 Aug 2009 06:29:06 GMT
 Discomfort/pain after replaced filling

Quote:

> I was hoping that my weekly dental appointments would come to an end,
> but no such luck. Here's what happened:
> RCT on #19, dentist did a crown buildup, and while working in that
> area recommended replacing a small amalgam filling in #20 (distal)
> with composite. Things are fine for one week. Then while chewing I
> notice a sharp edge on #20 and two small white slivers barely{*filter*}
> on. Other than the sharp edge no discomfort. About a week later I
> notice some pain while biting down. A very small area where the
> filling was placed is sensitive to biting force pressure (_not_
> release). Dentist inspects tooth and concludes that the filling has
> chipped and reschedules me for replacement a week later. This
> replacement was done yesterday. Now there is no pain when chewing.
> However, I can still find a spot where the release of pressure causes
> discomfort.

> Any ideas what's going on here? The tooth was completely asymptomatic,
> then chips, then sensitive to pressure, and now sensitive to release
> of pressure ?

> Thank you,
>   Marco

        Might be as simple as a slight bite adjustment is needed.  Go back and
have it looked at.

Steve

--
Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS
http://www.***.com/
Brooklyn, NY
718-258-5001



Tue, 18 Aug 2009 06:34:00 GMT
 Discomfort/pain after replaced filling

Quote:
> Any ideas what's going on here? The tooth was completely asymptomatic,
> then chips, then sensitive to pressure, and now    ***sensitive to release
> of pressure*** ?

Who wants to comment on the obvious (to a dentist)?

--
/

Amatus

/



Tue, 18 Aug 2009 20:33:27 GMT
 Discomfort/pain after replaced filling

Quote:
> > Any ideas what's going on here? The tooth was completely asymptomatic,
> > then chips, then sensitive to pressure, and now    ***sensitive to release
> > of pressure*** ?

> Who wants to comment on the obvious (to a dentist)?

I was hoping for some less obvious and more uplifting explanations
before considering a cracked tooth :)


Wed, 19 Aug 2009 02:47:26 GMT
 Discomfort/pain after replaced filling

Quote:

> > > Any ideas what's going on here? The tooth was completely asymptomatic,
> > > then chips, then sensitive to pressure, and now    ***sensitive to release
> > > of pressure*** ?

> > Who wants to comment on the obvious (to a dentist)?

> I was hoping for some less obvious and more uplifting explanations
> before considering a cracked tooth :)

I'd suggest you wait for a few weeks so that the teeth may accommodate
each other. Too much dental work may be even worse.


Wed, 19 Aug 2009 03:44:10 GMT
 Discomfort/pain after replaced filling
***sensitive to release of pressure*** ?

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Amatus

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Quote:


>> > > Any ideas what's going on here? The tooth was completely
>> > > asymptomatic,
>> > > then chips, then sensitive to pressure, and now    ***sensitive to
>> > > release
>> > > of pressure*** ?

>> > Who wants to comment on the obvious (to a dentist)?

>> I was hoping for some less obvious and more uplifting explanations
>> before considering a cracked tooth :)

> I'd suggest you wait for a few weeks so that the teeth may accommodate
> each other. Too much dental work may be even worse.



Fri, 21 Aug 2009 20:53:10 GMT
 Discomfort/pain after replaced filling

Quote:

> ***sensitive to release of pressure*** ?

        I assume OP refers to "rebound tenderness", though I've heard of it
more in the context of appendicitis than dentoalveolar abscess.

Steve



Fri, 21 Aug 2009 21:38:18 GMT
 Discomfort/pain after replaced filling
Almost guaranteed to have a cracked tooth if it hurts when the pressure is
released rather than when biting down, agreed?

--
/

Amatus

/

Quote:

>> ***sensitive to release of pressure*** ?

> I assume OP refers to "rebound tenderness", though I've heard of it more
> in the context of appendicitis than dentoalveolar abscess.

> Steve



Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:30:34 GMT
 Discomfort/pain after replaced filling

Quote:

> Almost guaranteed to have a cracked tooth if it hurts when the pressure is
> released rather than when biting down, agreed?

        I wouldn't guarantee it, but it's certainly suggestive.

Steve

--
Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS
http://www.dentaltwins.com
Brooklyn, NY
718-258-5001



Fri, 21 Aug 2009 23:01:08 GMT
 Discomfort/pain after replaced filling
How about 7/10 of the time??

--
/

Amatus

/


Quote:

>> Almost guaranteed to have a cracked tooth if it hurts when the pressure
>> is released rather than when biting down, agreed?

> I wouldn't guarantee it, but it's certainly suggestive.

> Steve

> --
> Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS
> http://www.dentaltwins.com
> Brooklyn, NY
> 718-258-5001



Fri, 21 Aug 2009 23:26:18 GMT
 Discomfort/pain after replaced filling

Quote:

> How about 7/10 of the time??

Sold!!

Steve

--
Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS
http://www.dentaltwins.com
Brooklyn, NY
718-258-5001



Sat, 22 Aug 2009 01:13:14 GMT
 
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