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did tooth crown cause the need of root canal?

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Patient
Posted by: justin  (5 years ago)
Hi,

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.

More details:
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,
Justin
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Dentist
Hi,

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.

More details:
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,
Justin


My guess is that you are fairly young. Pulps sometime hyperreact to noxious stimuli like being reduced for full porcelain crowns. Which is why I favor partial gold crowns on back teeth, whenever patients will agree to them. They require a whole lot less tooth reduction than full porcelain.

I hope the final crown has not been cemented temporarily. If it has't, your dentist can apply a penetrating resin sealer to the dentin and cement the crown temporarily. If the sensitivity goes away, you have won the batter. If it doesn't it will be time for a root canal.

X-rays typically show no changes at this point. It is only when the pulp dies and abscesses that you see changes at the root end.
Posted 5 years ago
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Posted by: justin  (5 years ago)
Thanks for the info! really appreciate it
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