Adjacent tooth fillings cause pain? 
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 Adjacent tooth fillings cause pain?

I have moderate pain between my first molar and second bicuspid on my
right hand side of my upper teeth. It just so happens I have medium to
large sized fillings in each of these teeth. The filling on the bicuspid
appears to touch the filling on the first molar (both fillings are on the
side of the teeth facing each other). It is so tight I can hardly get the
dental floss between them. On those occasions that I do get the floss
between them it often shreds or gets stuck. Could these adjacent fillings
be the cause of my pain? Has anyone else experienced this? Any info. would
be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Background info.:

The interesting thing is that the teeth do not hurt when I awake in the
morning nor after I eat, in other words I do not grind my teeth at night.
In fact they normally  feel better after I eat. They also do not hurt if I
tap them with a spoon. However, if I close my mouth and lightly press my
teeth together (like one would do in a normal swallow of siliva) about a
dozen times over the course of five minutes they will begin to hurt.
(Therefore I have learned to swallow without closing my teeth completely.)
I have had this pain for almost seven years. They have been checked for
cracks many times and nothing was found. The nerves have been checked for
viability and everything is fine.  I have had the fillings replaced with
little luck. My teeth are straight. I have had the wisdom teeth pulled
several years ago with no major complications  In general I have excellent
dental health, I brush 2-3 times a day and floss daily.




Wed, 28 Apr 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Adjacent tooth fillings cause pain?

Quote:

> I have moderate pain between my first molar and second bicuspid on my
> right hand side of my upper teeth. It just so happens I have medium to
> large sized fillings in each of these teeth. The filling on the bicuspid
> appears to touch the filling on the first molar (both fillings are on the
> side of the teeth facing each other). It is so tight I can hardly get the
> dental floss between them. On those occasions that I do get the floss
> between them it often shreds or gets stuck. Could these adjacent fillings
> be the cause of my pain? Has anyone else experienced this? Any info. would
> be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

> Background info.:

> The interesting thing is that the teeth do not hurt when I awake in the
> morning nor after I eat, in other words I do not grind my teeth at night.
> In fact they normally  feel better after I eat. They also do not hurt if I
> tap them with a spoon. However, if I close my mouth and lightly press my
> teeth together (like one would do in a normal swallow of siliva) about a
> dozen times over the course of five minutes they will begin to hurt.
> (Therefore I have learned to swallow without closing my teeth completely.)
> I have had this pain for almost seven years. They have been checked for
> cracks many times and nothing was found. The nerves have been checked for
> viability and everything is fine.  I have had the fillings replaced with
> little luck. My teeth are straight. I have had the wisdom teeth pulled
> several years ago with no major complications  In general I have excellent
> dental health, I brush 2-3 times a day and floss daily.



It is probably not the fillings, but a cavity under or around one of
them, that is causing your problems.  Visit you dentist soon.  If you
are having pain, you may already need a root c{*filter*}to save the tooth.

SWF DDS



Fri, 30 Apr 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Adjacent tooth fillings cause pain?

Quote:

> I have moderate pain between my first molar and second bicuspid on my
> right hand side of my upper teeth. It just so happens I have medium to
> large sized fillings in each of these teeth. The filling on the bicuspid
> appears to touch the filling on the first molar (both fillings are on the
> side of the teeth facing each other). It is so tight I can hardly get the
> dental floss between them. On those occasions that I do get the floss
> between them it often shreds or gets stuck. Could these adjacent fillings
> be the cause of my pain? Has anyone else experienced this? Any info. would
> be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

> Background info.:

> The interesting thing is that the teeth do not hurt when I awake in the
> morning nor after I eat, in other words I do not grind my teeth at night.
> In fact they normally  feel better after I eat. They also do not hurt if I
> tap them with a spoon. However, if I close my mouth and lightly press my
> teeth together (like one would do in a normal swallow of siliva) about a
> dozen times over the course of five minutes they will begin to hurt.
> (Therefore I have learned to swallow without closing my teeth completely.)
> I have had this pain for almost seven years. They have been checked for
> cracks many times and nothing was found. The nerves have been checked for
> viability and everything is fine.  I have had the fillings replaced with
> little luck. My teeth are straight. I have had the wisdom teeth pulled
> several years ago with no major complications  In general I have excellent
> dental health, I brush 2-3 times a day and floss daily.



the first things that come to mind are
- poor contact between fillings (too tight, too rough, poor contour,
etc.)
- the pain may be related to poor occlusion, either the filling is too
high or causes interferences when grinding, or you grind your teeth and
have changed the occlusion to where interferences developed.

I would recomend a second opinion, x-rays to evaluate marginal seal and
contact contour, unfortunately you have to trust a dentist to evaluate
this. It is basically impossible to self diagnose.

Good luck,
DK



Sun, 02 May 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 
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