My dentist has given me toothache :(

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  • #1149

    NottsRich
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    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.

  • #1150

    nomad
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    I would suggest going back to the dentist and explaining the symptoms.

  • #1151

    paki
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    Yes, your dentist should put it right

  • #1152

    nick123
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    Did you keep the original parts?

  • #1153

    kat
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    Ibuprofen is your friend.

    • #1154

      paki
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      Not if he’s on antidepressants, though, the mixture can cause stomach bleeds apparently.

    • #1156

      jo
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      Codeine, whisky and 20% benzocaine gell. It’s like an over the counter speedball for your teeth.

  • #1155

    eee
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    My (private) dentist has always corrected things free of charge[1] if I’ve gone back; dentist work isn’t perfect and sometimes doesn’t work properly. If yours won’t, find a new one.

    [1] 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

  • #1157

    bill
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    Sounds bad. What material did they fill it with (white or amalgam)?

  • #1158

    abdul
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    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.

    Memo to self, stock up on whisky first!

  • #1159

    holycow
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    Should have brushed your teeth!

    • #1160

      NottsRich
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      Unfortunately, it’s occurred where I can’t get to it with a toothbrush, and those two teeth are so tight together they can’t be flossed either.

    • #1162

      sammy
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      Try dental tape, much thinner than floss so easier to use if your mouth is overcrowded.

  • #1161

    kerry
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    To help the pain buy some Clove Oil.
    If you need proof of its efficacy watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xBJERznOgA , but as you are going back to the dentist, just trust me.

  • #1163

    sammy
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    A small number of people suffer pain either from reaction to the monomers in the resin, also the shrinkage on curing can put stress on the tooth.

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