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Porcelain crowns causing pain

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Posted by: soldierswife  (10 years ago)
Hello Doctor!

I decided to get porcelain crowns placed on my front teeth for aesthetic purposes. However, I was
disappointed with the result. One tooth was too long and the dentist shaved it down. After a week, while I was flossing, the dental floss got stuck in between my teeth and as I tried to pull the floss, a part of one of the tooth broke off. I then had a lot of sensitivity on this tooth. I went back to the dentist and he agreed to redo the crown. He shaved down the chipped tooth and did some adjustments on the crowns. After a week again, my upper gums started to hurt. After a few
days, the teeth began to ache as well and my face has swelled a bit. What could be the problem? Please help as I am getting nervous about this now.

Thanks a lot!
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Posted by: cracked_tooth  (10 years ago)

I've also been into pain after I got a new crown. It turned out, some cement were stuck below the gumline. After the dentist removed them, the pain and swelling subsided.
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Posted by: dentalcheck  (10 years ago)
Hello Soldierswife!

Go back to the dentist. Explain that you still have pain and need to be examined. It sounds like you need a root canal.