I had a filling done last week w/ composite. The tooth didn't hurt until the filling but now hot and cold exposure (i.e. drinks/food/air) make it hurt and the pain can last several hours after the initial agitation. I saw the dentist today and he said I probably need a root canal and sent me to another dentist. He fairly much said the filling was done right and that this can just happen. Really? Should I look for another dentist vs the 'referral' he sent me to? Do I really need a root canal or is the next appropriate course of action another filling?
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