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Is my nerve upset?

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Posted by: mornyt  (9 years ago)
Hello to all!

A few months ago, I went to the dentist to have my premolar checked. It was so sensitive to cold. The dentist found out I have a pretty bad cavity on this tooth. He put a filling on it. After a month, part of the filled tooth chipped off. The dentist said I will be needing a crown. He put on a temporary crown two weeks ago. Last week, I went back to him due to some discomfort. I could not bite on the tooth. He then reshaped the crown but this did not solve the problem. I still cannot bite on the tooth and it hurts when I knock on it. If the pain does not disappear, the dentist said he will glue the permanent crown with a temporary cement as I might need a root canal. I think the nerve is damaged. What should I do? What is the risk if the nerve is not fine?

I appreciate all your answers!
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Posted by: pinky3  (9 years ago)
Hello Mornyt,

I had a similar experience with my previous crown. Since I got it, I was in agony. It turned out I had a dying nerve and I ended up with a root canal treatment. While waiting for your doctor's appointment, you can take antibiotics and pain meds. Good luck girl!
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Posted by: adorme  (9 years ago)
It sounds like the temporary crown is not correctly seated and it might be leaking. You can wait for the permanent crown and see how it does. It's right not to cement it permanently until the pain diminishes.
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Posted by: redrocket  (9 years ago)

It would be appropriate to wait a bit more and let the tooth recover from the latest treatment. The tooth recovers gradually. Let's see how the permanent crown goes.