So, my regular dentist has moved on and I’ve been given a new one by my surgery. He discovered a tooth decaying underneath a filling on the side next to the adjacent tooth (I’ve seen x-rays and agree). The adjacent tooth had something needing filling too, so he’s taken the first filling off and refilled it, and done the other one at the same time too. Now I get shooting pain when putting cold things anywhere near that part of my mouth – even air rushing into my mouth when riding my bicycle will do it. Biting on it is starting to cause pain too now, and I have low level chronic aching now as well (it’s been about 3-4 weeks since it was done).
Should I make him fix me for free? (we don’t have NHS here, everything has to be paid for). At no point did my dentist suggest his repair would make anything worse. For what it’s worth, it’s two molars – not the one outside my top right canine, but the two after that.
My (private) dentist has always corrected things free of charge if I’ve gone back; dentist work isn’t perfect and sometimes doesn’t work properly. If yours won’t, find a new one.
 Assuming what he did didn’t work and should have done rather than just “can we try this first”; if, for instance, a filling doesn’t work but really a crown is needed he’s not going to give me the price difference to a crown for nowt
Currently on penicillin for similar infection underneath the rotten tooth (rear molar), following many toothaches, paracetamol and ibuprofen. The b****r is coming out in 2 weeks time, seems the easiest long-term solution for a bloke of my age.