If you have had your teeth xrayed and they see no active infection, the pain may be caused by the filling being a bit high and causing you to clench your teeth.
It could also be that the dentin has become exposed a bit from gum recession (normal as we age). If that is the case, get some Sensodyne toothpaste and brush your teeth with it twice daily. Be sure to also floss. You can also rub some of the paste right on your gums. The toothpaste contains an ingredient that will help block painful sensations from reaching the nerve in your tooth.
It does take a couple of weeks to work though.
If you clench, try a mouth guard at night. If it's gum recession, get the toothpaste.
I hope this will help. Let us know how you are doing.
My best to you,
I also have this Mysterious Pain in the Jaw??? I only had a filling??? Is it an infection? I've seen two or three dentists/doctors and nobody can figure it out...
The pain is INTENSE!
Need help... Please.. please.. please.
Seeing an endodontist and periodontist to evaluate pulpal and periodontal status is advised. If there is no evidence of pulpal and periodontal infection, seeing an occlusionist or prosthodontist to adjust occlusion is advised.