one tooth, one paranoid me
July 18, 2013 7:39 AM Subscribe
My upper left front tooth had a filling back in late March. The dentist was perplexed as to why I'd have a cavity there-- she said it's a very accessible place (brush 3 times, floss twice a day. Never miss). After the filling the tooth was a tad sensitive for a day and then all was fine.
In the last month or so, I some times get a "cold sensation" in the area of that tooth but couldn't pin it down but I think it came from the filled tooth. It just feels like a cold feeling from the inside. Then this morning I got a stronger "cold feeling" in that tooth after taking a sip of warm coffee.
Should I go back to the dentist? I am very worried. I don't want this to turn into something worse. In the mean time, just seeing the dentist cost a lot of money.
posted by atetrachordofthree to Health & Fitness (9 answers total)
- I inherited my mother's mouthful of dental problems, so I am kind of neurotic about my teeth. I could just be paranoid.
- The filling was in the back of the upper left tooth. When the dentist drilled, it went through a very, very tiny bit-- I couldn't see but I know she polished both the back and the front of the tooth. Could the filling have been leaking?
- The tooth to the right has no trouble. The tooth to the left is an implant.
- I am not sure if I'd call this feeling a "pain" either. It just kind of feels like somebody put mint inside my tooth, if that make sense.