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Posted by: CuriousPatient  (8 years ago)
I had a root canal about six years ago when I was living at home. I had a new dentist where I am now living suggest I needed a new crown. I had no issues with the tooth or crown. I ended up getting the new crown which proceeded with much drilling and I believe a chip on a neighboring tooth. I now at times have severe headaches that last for days. (The tooth and the headache occur on the same right side.)

I told the dentist about this and she said I now grind my teeth and need a mouth guard.

I would like advice. I feel like I have been somewhat scammed and have even incurred some additional dental misfortune.

My question is, is it necessary to have replaced the crown and why was so much drilling required before getting the new crown?
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I had a root canal about six years ago when I was living at home. I had a new dentist where I am now living suggest I needed a new crown. I had no issues with the tooth or crown. I ended up getting the new crown which proceeded with much drilling and I believe a chip on a neighboring tooth. I now at times have severe headaches that last for days. (The tooth and the headache occur on the same right side.)

I told the dentist about this and she said I now grind my teeth and need a mouth guard.

I would like advice. I feel like I have been somewhat scammed and have even incurred some additional dental misfortune.

My question is, is it necessary to have replaced the crown and why was so much drilling required before getting the new crown?


No one on this forum can tell if your old crown needed replacement.

If you had a previous crown, it takes a lot of grinding to get it off to do the new crown.

Dental treatment sometimes trigger muscle spasm and grinding. Perhaps this is what happened to you. It is impossible to say without an examination.
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