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I went to the dentist to get 2 more wisdom teeth extractions on the left side of my mouth and the dentist ended up filling in 3 small cavities in my teeth (one 1st molar on the right side, 1 top right canine(?), and another on the left side, I think molar...

This all happened last Friday and I had had no problems with eating anything until last yesterday night, while I was eating a hot quesadilla I had just cooked, I noticed that my molar (I'm pretty sure it's the one that had been filled a few days earlier on the right side of my mouth) started to feel... sensitive. It wasn't too painful, but it was distinctly sensitive to the heat. I drank cool (barely even cold) water afterwards and that made my molar feel sensitive as well. Even after the stimuli had been taken away, my tooth kept feeling strange for hours afterwards. Is this normal sensitivity associated with fillings or did something go wrong with the procedure (dentist used white composite fillings with that weird light thing to dry them)? The dentist told me the cavities were not very deep and I felt absolutely fine for almost 4 days until I ate that dreaded quesadilla.

Is this sensitivity going to be permanent or will it fade with time? Am I going to need a root canal if it keeps up? Could it be a hairline crack in my tooth? A cavity in the molar next to it tricking me into thinking it's the molar that got filled (my furthest back molar has a tiny cavity but since the dentist didn't deem it big enough to fill, I doubt it's the source of the problem)? Now I'm a bit scared to eat for the fear that I might aggravate the sensation. :/

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Honestly, hon? We're really the wrong resource to come to about dental questions.

This is something you need to speak to your dentist about. without being able to see your tooth or filling and know what we're looking at, to boot, there's no way we could tell you if something is wrong or if this is just normal.

So, call them up and get in to have it checked out.

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Go easy on the area where you have the filling. Sensitivity is reasonably common after you have a filling. Try using a toothpaste that is for sensitive teeth. And go easy on that side of your mouth. If it worsens, call your dentist and get checked right away.

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