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Pain and sensitivity on tooth prepared for a bridge

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Posted by: jungle  (9 years ago)

Hello!

I got a bridge fitted in on my top left side. It fits on the second molar tooth, which was ground and made smaller, for the bridge to fit on it. When the tooth was ground down, it became very sore and sensitive. (I got a temporary cap fitted.) When the bridge was put on, the sensitivity went away but it still hurts to chew on that side. It’s been a month since I got the permanent bridge and the pain did not go away. It gets worse when I chew food on that tooth. Recently, I felt that the sensitivity is back again. Does anyone know what’s happening? What should I do next? Any advice would be highly appreciated.
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Posted by: ghnane  (9 years ago)
Hello,
The initial sensitivity post preparation and before the final bridge was put in is normal because once enamel is removed we have dentin underneath which has tiny tubules that conduct all the sensitivity to the pulp.
Pain is also normal but it should start to diminish overtime.

If you started to feel sensitivity again and pain does not ease revisit your dentist ask to reevaluate the margins of the bridge to make sure it is snug and seals the prepared tooth all around. Also ask to have your bite checked. If your bridge is a little hight it will result in pain as you chew.
I hope this helps.
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