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More problems with a permanent crown

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Posted by: AxAxAx  (9 years ago)
I’ve got a cavity on tooth #3. Two weeks ago, I went to the dentist to have it fixed. He drilled the cavity and put a temporary crown on. The temporary gave me little to no pain and slight sensitivity to temperature. When I informed the dentist about it, he said the discomfort would go away once the permanent crown is placed. Well, the permanent crown is now giving me more problems. I have more temperature sensitivity and the pain is worse than when I had the temporary crown on. I am taking ibuprofen but it only gives relief for a few hours. What should be done to this tooth? Any thoughts? Thanks!
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I’ve got a cavity on tooth #3. Two weeks ago, I went to the dentist to have it fixed. He drilled the cavity and put a temporary crown on. The temporary gave me little to no pain and slight sensitivity to temperature. When I informed the dentist about it, he said the discomfort would go away once the permanent crown is placed. Well, the permanent crown is now giving me more problems. I have more temperature sensitivity and the pain is worse than when I had the temporary crown on. I am taking ibuprofen but it only gives relief for a few hours. What should be done to this tooth? Any thoughts? Thanks!

Gosh, why wasn't a filling done instead of a crown? The cavity must really have been large. Quite likely you will need a root canal on this tooth.
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Posted by: ghnane  (9 years ago)
Sensitivity can also come from a crown with open margins also have your dentist check your bite and adjust it properly. If your pain and sensitivity do not subside you will most likely undergo root canal treatment. Often when the cavity goes deep dentist recommend endo before putting on the final crown since complications are very likely to occur.
The pulp is traumatized and inflamed but since it is confined in a bony structure it cannot expand thus you get the pain.
Revisit your dentist and have them relook at the x-rays and adjust the crown as needed.
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Posted by: Novocaine  (9 years ago)
I’ve got a cavity on tooth #3. Two weeks ago, I went to the dentist to have it fixed. He drilled the cavity and put a temporary crown on. The temporary gave me little to no pain and slight sensitivity to temperature. When I informed the dentist about it, he said the discomfort would go away once the permanent crown is placed. Well, the permanent crown is now giving me more problems. I have more temperature sensitivity and the pain is worse than when I had the temporary crown on. I am taking ibuprofen but it only gives relief for a few hours. What should be done to this tooth? Any thoughts? Thanks!

Well, sounds like you probably have had extensive decay on your first molar for it to warrant a crown. In any case, it is highly likely for this to have inflamed your pulp by getting really close to it. The sensitivity and pain most certainly indicate that you'd have to undergo an RCT sooner or later. Good luck!
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