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I had a silver filling replaced with a filling two weeks

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I had a silver filling replaced with a white filling two weeks ago. I was wondering, is a sharp pain when drinking something cold a common thing after a replacement filling?
JA: The Dentist can help. Just a couple quick questions before I transfer you. Has the pain been stable or getting worse? Is this a repeating or first-time issue?
Customer: The pain has been stable. It's a first time thing.
JA: Have you seen a dentist about the pain? How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Two weeks. I am seeing a dentist.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Dentist should know?
Customer: No.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.

Yes, tooth sensitivity after a filling is normal

especially a repeat filling where the dentist has to drill extra tooth

this should pass in time

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
If the sensitivity doesn't resolve itself, what would be the course of action?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Are you still there?

then they might need to redo the filling

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you for your help. I suffer from anxiety and sometimes my minds gets stuck on stuff like this.I do just want to ask, I've read that sometimes a root canal is performed on a tooth that has sensitivity after a replacement filling. Is that true?Apologies for asking so many questions.

yes that is true but it has to be severe

usually you would get a crown first

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
What would count as severe?

lots of decay

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you very much for your help. You have helped put my mind at ease. Take care.

welcome :)