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Nerve damage in the jaw

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Posted by: NotJosie  (7 years ago)
Hi!

Three weeks ago, I had a temporary crown fitted. I then started to get a lot of pain from the tooth, went back to the dentist to have my bite adjusted. The pain did not go away. The dentist gave me antibiotics. About a week ago, the permanent crown was fitted using a temporary cement. Since the pain continued, the dentist removed the crown and performed a root canal on the tooth. He then fitted the permanent crown with permanent cement. I still have pain that extends to my ear and jaw. Anyone with similar experience? I’ve read that pain like this is caused by a damaged nerve in the jaw.

How do I make sure that I have nerve damage? Is it curable? Any help would be highly appreciated.
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Hi!

Three weeks ago, I had a temporary crown fitted. I then started to get a lot of pain from the tooth, went back to the dentist to have my bite adjusted. The pain did not go away. The dentist gave me antibiotics. About a week ago, the permanent crown was fitted using a temporary cement. Since the pain continued, the dentist removed the crown and performed a root canal on the tooth. He then fitted the permanent crown with permanent cement. I still have pain that extends to my ear and jaw. Anyone with similar experience? I’ve read that pain like this is caused by a damaged nerve in the jaw.

How do I make sure that I have nerve damage? Is it curable? Any help would be highly appreciated.


Almost never is the nerve damage unless you have a really large root canal overfill. Most probably it is an extreme inflammatory reaction. If not infected, a Rx for a Medrol dose pack may help.

Of course, it may be an entirely different tooth that is hurting. This should be checked out.
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