I have a large silver filling on my lower left second molar. The dentist said it had a new fracture and I needed a crown put in before the tooth breaks or the filling comes out. I agreed and he went on with the procedure.
When I got the temporary crown, I had a lot of sensitivity to hot and cold. I had been like this for more than a week until it was time to get the permanent crown in. I told the dentist about the sensitivity and pain and he said the temporary was probably high. When my permanent was put in, I also experienced extreme sensitivity to hot, cold and even to air. My were sore. After a couple of weeks, the sensitivity was gone but I developed a dull, throbbing pain in my on the left side. The pain goes up to my ear. I tried different painkillers (Advil, Tylenol, Vicodin) but none gave me any relief. Could there be an infection underneath the crown, which is causing the pain? How can I deal with it?
I would love to hear some insight about this please! Thank you so much!