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Problems with permanent cement in crown

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Posted by: sunflower  (10 years ago)

I got a new crown on one of my molars just recently. For two weeks, I had the permanent crown
put on with a temporary cement to make sure there is no problem on the nerves of the tooth and on the fitting. Everything went fine so the dentist decided to cement it permanently. After this, I then started having problems. It hurts when I chew and the tooth is so sensitive to temperature. I feel pain in the inside of the gum. Any idea on what is going on here? I did not have any issue with the temporary cement but why do I have these problems now with the permanent cement?

Thank you for your answers!
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Posted by: pinky3  (10 years ago)
Hello Sunflower,

If it's very new, I would give it some more days for the tooth to recover. If the pain persists more than a week, get in touch with your dentist. Additional work might be necessary like re-making of the crown or a visit to the endodontist for a possible root canal treatment.
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Posted by: hatemolar  (10 years ago)

For the thermal sensitivity, try using toothpaste marketed for sensitive teeth.

Rinse with warm salt water three times a day to speed up the healing of the gum tissue.