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Pain and sensitivity with a new crown

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Posted by: flyme33  (8 years ago)
Hello!

My tooth #14 was chipped and the dentist put a crown on it. It was sensitive to cold for the past six months. Two months ago, my whole mouth became so painful. I also had headaches. I went to an endodontist who did a root canal through the crown and put a temporary filling in. Up to this day, I still can’t chew on that side of my mouth and my bite is off. He ground my back teeth three times but my bite is still off. The endodontist can’t figure out what’s wrong with the tooth. He said he’s sure that he did not miss a root. Has anyone had similar experience? I am beginning to think that maybe the crown or the filling is not for me. Any thoughts? Any idea would be highly appreciated.
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Posted by: Novocaine  (8 years ago)
Hello!

My tooth #14 was chipped and the dentist put a crown on it. It was sensitive to cold for the past six months. Two months ago, my whole mouth became so painful. I also had headaches. I went to an endodontist who did a root canal through the crown and put a temporary filling in. Up to this day, I still can’t chew on that side of my mouth and my bite is off. He ground my back teeth three times but my bite is still off. The endodontist can’t figure out what’s wrong with the tooth. He said he’s sure that he did not miss a root. Has anyone had similar experience? I am beginning to think that maybe the crown or the filling is not for me. Any thoughts? Any idea would be highly appreciated.


All of your history and symptoms are pretty much the features one would expect from a cracked tooth syndrome. Your tooth being chipped, a molar, sensitivity to cold, headache and pain while bite/chewing are all characteristics that your dentist could have put together to get to this rather simple conclusion.

I'm guessing you had a minor crack (involving the root and not seen on x-ray) to begin with and the crown or the root canal treatment hasn't done anything to improve your condition one bit. Unfortunately, for all it's worth, the only way out is having that tooth extracted.
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Posted by: flyme33  (8 years ago)
Aww, that's what I have been avoiding because I do not want any gap in my teeth.:-(( How long will I have to wait to get an implant?
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Posted by: Novocaine  (8 years ago)
Aww, that's what I have been avoiding because I do not want any gap in my teeth.:-(( How long will I have to wait to get an implant?

Well, if you are going to have it extracted and decide to have an implant fixed, you can usually have them done right away (which of course depends on how healthy and adequate your bony socket is). Or, you could have your socket preserved with a bone graft post-extraction and wait for a couple of months to get it done. In any case, you'd do best to consult an experienced implant specialist and follow through.
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