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Pain in tooth after 1 week

I had a metal filling removed 1 week ago and the dentist replaced it with a white filling. For years Icould not eat anything sweet on that tooth. The dentist said the filling was leaking and had to be replaced.

For 2 days I had a bit of sensitivity but on the 3rd day it got worse. I went back and she adjusted the bite slightly but its still very painful. I looked at the xray myself and it cant be the nerve the filling itself was not that big and nowhere near the nerve.

I'mcurrently living on pain meds. As soon as it where'soff it becomes incrediably painful. What could be wrong and how can this be fixed Ido not want to loose my tooth. Pls help???
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540545 tn?1377622918
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It could be a pulpitis in the tooth, meaning the nerve inside the tooth is inflamed.  Is there cold or not sensitivity as well?  If the pain doesn't improve gradually, I think a root canal may be needed.
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Forgot to mention the pain doesn'tfeel like it is in the tooth. I can touch it and the dentist knocked on it without it being painful. Its more like a throbbing aching sensation that travels in tooth into my gum and the sometimes causes a bad headache
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6535633 tn?1388068427
The pain and sensitivity persists after the metal removal as replacement usually requires a good deal of space to 'set' properly, a lot of the tooth is drilled out. However, the pain can also be because of some microscopic air pockets that remain there during extraction and filling. Check with your dentist.
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