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Temporary crown sensitivity

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Posted by: sunnymay  (10 years ago)
Greetings Checkdent!

About six months ago, I visited an endodontist to have my two teeth checked. My dentist thought they need a root canal. The endodontist said the teeth were just fine, they just needed a crown. I got the temporary crowns two weeks ago. One of the teeth has given me no problem at all aside from a little hot and cold sensitivity in the first few days. The other one, however, seems to be more than sensitive. I get a strong pain everytime I eat anything hot or cold. At first, the pain lasted for few seconds only, but now it lasts for like an hour already. I suspect I need to get a root canal done with it. But is there a possibility that it's just a temporary crown sensitivity? I only want to get a root canal
done if I really need to. I also do not want to get a permanent crown put on, then have to get it replaced again because I do need a root canal.

Your answers are highly appreciated.:-)
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Posted by: sammy12  (10 years ago)
It's normal to have a little pain on the tooth with the temporary crown, but if it is a strong pain that lasts long with sensitivity, it seems to be not normal to me. An X-ray should be done to see the extent of the damage of the tooth.If
you experience more pain, then it could be that the tooth need a root canal.
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Hello sunnymay!

It could be that the dental nerve got damaged during the crown polishing procedure – it is a common occurrence, and would explain your complaints.

Ideally you should visit your endodontist again so s/he can determine whether the dental nerve is damaged!

All the best!
LG M.C. Hurtarde
Posted 10 years ago
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Posted by: sunnymay  (10 years ago)
Thank you so much for your answers!