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Intense pain with a crown, please help!

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Posted by: freshmaker  (9 years ago)

I got a large filling on my back molar a few months ago. The dentist said, I should get a crown put in because the filling is so large and most of the original tooth was drilled away. I agreed. I had the permanent crown 6 days ago which gave me this intense pain. The painkiller only helped for a while. It's sensitive to biting and pressure. I also feel pain from the other teeth near the tooth with a crown. What should I do now? Are these common after getting a permanent crown put in? I didn't have any pain with the temporary crown.

Thanks a lot!
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Certain types of pain are not uncommon after getting a new crown. If the crown itself is a little higher than the teeth next to it, when you close your teeth together or chew, you are tapping on it more than the surrounding teeth, It will get sensitive to bite on. If the filling was really deep and the crown placed it may have irritated the nerve so it is reacting. If it is sensitive to bite on AND temperature bothers it it could be the "bite" but I would urge you to go back to your dentist and have him evaluate it and make you comfortable
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: freshmaker  (9 years ago)
Many thanks for your reply Dr. Brian. I find it very useful.