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Unable to chew with RCT tooth

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Posted by: kericury  (2 years ago)
Three years ago, while I was chewing my food, I suddenly felt mild pain in my top right first molar. After two days, the pain became unbearable; I immediately went to the dentist. He said the tooth needed a root canal treatment. I had the procedure done and had a crown put on the tooth. It’s been the third month since the treatment and I still cannot chew on the tooth. I have been to the dentist for bite adjustments but the problem was not resolved. Any ideas what could this be? I wanted to have the tooth extracted but the dentist does not want to extract it. He said we‘d give the tooth some more time to calm down. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Posted by: Novocaine  (2 years ago)
Hey kericury,

Your history don't seem to make sense for some reason. Did you have your root canal three months or three years ago? Let me get this straight. So, you have been in pain since 3 months with this crown? Wow, that's a lot of time and you certainly don't deserve to be in that mess. Your dentist should know better but from what it sounds, this could either still be your bite misaligned or a cracked tooth (most likely) or, at the very least, a periapical/periodontal abscess (rare).

Your tooth can certainly be saved, so please don't lose hope yet. Good luck!!


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