Thank you for offering dental advice online. This is really helpful.
Anyways, I have recently gotten a temporary crown from a dentist (last Monday, perm crown arrive on 29th), but after he placed the temporary crown on me I have been experiencing discomfort/pain. I was wondering if the dentist had damaged some nerve during the procedure.
A bit of background:
My tooth was fine before procedure, no pain, only a small crack. Just to be safe I've decided on getting a crown.
During the crown procedure, he had to give me three sedation needles before the pain of the procedure was bearable. After the procedure I was in pain until I took some Advil. I assume this is normal since there were a lot of drilling, and I felt pain even after 3 needles. And the next morning the pain was gone even after the Advil wore off.
However, now I've been experiencing discomfort/pain usually after a meal, then sometimes the discomfort/pain would subside. It comes and goes since yesterday. Last night I had to take advil before I sleep.
note: I say discomfort/pain because I m not sure if it is discomfort or pain. And no hot/cold sensitivity
I really hope i don't need a root canal.
Before getting the crown I had to get a filling from the same dentist (around 2-4 weeks before getting the temporary crown). An Xray was done before he gave me the filling. Xray was not done before the temporary crown, I assume it is because he already did an xray before the filling procedure
Any advice or opinion is greatly appreciated. I will contact my dentist on Monday, but for now I want some opinions.
Thank you for your time,