Had filling for cavity in left upper PMT. While drilling cavity i felt shooting pain as well. Now past 3 days i feel sensation of hot - cold & pain while chewing specially chewingum. What to do. Did doctor drill my dental tissue excessively? What next i supposed to do
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If the pain isn't subsiding but actually increasing then possibility of a Rct is high. if its just a mild sensitivity to hot and cold then the dentist could redo the filling with another type of filling material.
Without seeing an X-ray or clinical observation it's difficult to comment as in what was done.
But yeah you can take a painkiller and wait for a week's time period....
Even then if it doesn't subside kindly go and get it checked again..
Usually shooting pain does not occur while drilling the cavity ...unless the cavity is little deep .I would suggest you to go for a single tooth xray and evaluate the reason for the sensation.If your cavity is deep ideally go for Rct if your symptoms refuse to wear off.If your cavity is not so deep according to the xray then probably you are experiencing post restorative sensitivity which happens most likely with composite fillings (white)...wait for a few weeks and see if settles down .All the best.
Need IOPA (X-ray) for confirmation of any complications, but in case of composite restoration sensitivity can occur for hot and cold, it might subsides within few day's. Get IOPA done and subsequent treatment.
IOPA and symptomatic pain killer can help.
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