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Sharp electric pain on tooth

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Posted by: a005xp  (10 years ago)
Hello there!

I hope I can get some help here:-)

During my dental cleaning appointment two months ago, the hygienist hit an area at the base of my tooth (with crown) with her sharp probe, which felt like a sharp electric shock. Since then, that tooth became sensitive and gave me sharp pains. When I went to the dentist, he thought the tooth was cracked. They removed the crown and took an x-ray of the tooth but there was no indication of crack or fracture. They just replaced the crown. When the excess cement was scaled off, the sharp pain almost made me jump out of the chair. It’s been two months since this started and until now, I still have sharp pain in that area. Does anyone have any ideas what’s wrong? Thank you so much in advance!
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Hello there!

I hope I can get some help here:-)

During my dental cleaning appointment two months ago, the hygienist hit an area at the base of my tooth (with crown) with her sharp probe, which felt like a sharp electric shock. Since then, that tooth became sensitive and gave me sharp pains. When I went to the dentist, he thought the tooth was cracked. They removed the crown and took an x-ray of the tooth but there was no indication of crack or fracture. They just replaced the crown. When the excess cement was scaled off, the sharp pain almost made me jump out of the chair. It’s been two months since this started and until now, I still have sharp pain in that area. Does anyone have any ideas what’s wrong? Thank you so much in advance!


You got me on that one. I have never seen anything like that happen. The only thing I can think is the cleaning made the root sensitive, and to apply a penetrating resin sealant on the root to see if that helps. There is no way a hygienist could make a tooth fracture with an instrument.
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