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Composite Filling Sensitivity and Aching?
I got one several yrs ago and have had problems ever since. Immediately I noticed sensitivity to hot and cold. My tooth aches down deep and the gums are swollen around it. This happens from time to time. I know it's the filling. He was having a problem getting it the proper height and would take more off. I asked my new dentist to check the x-rays to see if it was cracked, but it wasn't. He said he can replace it. What could it be? I hope it's not serious. Will removing & replacing it work? HELP
Sounds like you need a root canal
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