Tooth crown fracture

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Avatar m tn It took 2 visits and he finally got the last roof canal out. But he told me there was a fracture on the tooth and I should have a crown put on as soon as possible. My questions are : will the crown really hold my fracture tooth together? and how long it will last? Will I have any complications later on? Please advise. Thanks.
Avatar n tn Many stronger cements draw moisture out of the tooth and can leave it very sensitive. If your tooth was prepared correctly so that the crown tucks under your gums, it should never leak or decay. Rest assured, your tooth should be just fine. I would be more concerned about the fracture under the crown. Hope this helps!
Avatar n tn Hi, It does sound like a fracture. There are really only two things it seems they are suggesting you do. Get the root canal and crown and hope the fracture holds, or I'm sure they would suggest having the tooth extracted and getting an implant placed there. Because it is the last tooth your dentist may suggest nothing but an extraction, if all else fails. A root canal would be the first step. If there is already a fracture and it is wide enough, it will be seen during the procedure.
Avatar n tn I would have the rct checked out and place the crown on temporarily until the tooth is totally asymptomatic.You did nothing to cause this problem.
Avatar n tn In fact, filling the tooth may make it worse by actually wedging the tooth into two or more parts. fillings that are too large are a major CAUSE of tooth fracture.
703897 tn?1248019974 He sent me over to Stoner, periodontist to have him check it out and he stated it looks like it does need a bone graft, but it also may have a fracture. He stated if there is a fracture, the tooth will have to be removed and prepped for an implant. Number 30 crown previously had to be grinded down to the metal because it was too high for a really long time from previous dentist.
Avatar n tn If I press against the tooth down to my jaw, there is mild pain. Along the edge of the crown where the gum meets, there is a thin line of red (no pus or swelling). I have also had this "odd" taste in my mouth ever since they started the root canal. I do have a history sensitivity to dental procedures and overall I tend to take longer to heal. Should I be concerned of residual infection? (Had two rounds of antibiotics). What is the likelihood I will need to have the procedure redone?
Avatar n tn sometimes there are problems if the tooth is cracked or there is a root fracture which can make your tooth hurt with pressure. the crown usually can help the cracked tooth. root fractures are unrepairable.
Avatar n tn Did the dentist take an x-ray to see if the tooth root is fractured? Is it just the crown that has loosened up? I lost a crown because it was not cemented well and it was too high and took a beating, but the post was all right. The dentist temporarily cemented it back on because he wanted to make a new one, and the tooth root ended up fracturing and I had to have it extracted.
Avatar f tn Just to reassure myself I took a tooth pick and touched up along the top of this tooth around the gum line where the crown meets the gum. I feel pain when I touch the top of that tooth where some exposed dentin is. I am at a loss. My doctor said its not his root canal. But my tooth still hurts. I am certain its not other teeth feeling the pain. He said it would be very rare to have another canal in that tooth and I would be a textbook case if this was the reason.
Avatar n tn I have a four year old root canal on a molar with crown. tooth #19 Went to dentist for toothache and heat sensitivity with lingering pain as well as cold sensitive. No pressure pain and crown not loose. X-ray shows root canal done properly and opposing teeth are fine. Given two weeks of antobiotics which I've finished and no relief. There is a bit of recession at gum line of this tooth. What do I do now? I have been taking ibuprophen 2-3 times daily for last month.
Avatar f tn After X-ray she told me i need crown for my tooth which were root-chanal. she worked on my 2 teeth no.9 and 11 and put crown. my tooth were not damage or decayed or not any craks. When i complain her she told me becuse my tooth were root-chanal and the stage after root-channal is crown. My question Is that really neccessary to put crown for teeth that isn't painful, damaged or cracked and just is root-chanal? Now i am in a really bad feeling .
Avatar n tn Even if I never bite anything harder than apples, will that tooth still fracture without a crown as the tooth gets more brittle and worn? Thanks so much for keeping this forum up!
Avatar n tn front teeth may not need crowns but molars should always have one. removing the nerve weakens the tooth making it brittle and easier to break or fracture. molars take a lot of pressure and need the added protection of a crown. it has nothing to do with how your tooth feels.
Avatar f tn Hi there, There are few indications for replacing a crown like secondary or recurrent caries; crown fracture, tooth fracture, endodontic problems and occlusal problems etc.Do consult your dentist if these tiny cracks in the crown can be repaired. If you are not satisfied with your dentist’s opinion it is best to seek second opinion. A clinical examination is must for correct diagnosis and treatment. Keep me posted. Best luck and regards!
Avatar n tn I was advised to have a root canal by a specialist which I did two weeks ago. Still the tooth with the crown is so painfull it cant be touched and is sensitive to being brushed. After a round of antibotics and then a round of steriods, I dont know what to do next. What could possilbly be the cause?
Avatar n tn They can be rather small. It is a little bit more rare for a fracture to occur on a tooth with a crown though. Also, when fractures occur, they do result in pocketing after awhile as the bone is resorbed. If it wasn't discussed as a possibility, I would ask your dentist about ruling that out. Hope that helps!
Avatar n tn My tooth #3 is badly decayed on the mesial side. It will likely need RCT and a crown (it currently has a temp. filling). Most of the tooth mesial of the pulp chamber is gone, and the decay goes down to the gum (there's maybe 1-1.5 mm of tooth left to the bone). The distal side also has some decay but not anywhere near as much and there is plenty of tooth above the gum on that side.
Avatar n tn I just got a permanent crown put on my root canal tooth and 2 days later, i have pain when eating something hard or crunchy. My root canal was done 7 years ago and i have had no problems but it was recommended to put a crown on it so i did. i went back to my dentist who put on the crown to let him know i was having pain. he checked the bite and said it is fine, gave me antiobiotics and referred me to a specialist to look at the root canal. why would getting a crown cause pain when 1.
Avatar n tn It is not necessary to have a crown placed on ever tooth that has a root canal. That being said I am very cautious about what type of restoration I put in molars post RCT. I would be more inclined to place a crown on the molar for fear that it might fracture. It is possible that there are only two canals present.
Avatar n tn I had crown lengthening and crown. It all started when my tooth broke off July 19th. Its been about two weeks since the crown (9/13) and I have pain when biting on crunchy food or meat of any kind. It also seems to be really sensitive when I floss in just one area. I also have a salty taste in my mouth. I use sensitive toothpaste and I am so tired of eating just soft foods.
Avatar n tn in my practice, i would say 90% of the time that patients came in with a loose crown it was becasue something more involved related to the tooth underneath or the crown itelf (a perforation for example) was going on. I would say abot half the time it was becasue the tooth had had a root canal and the post became loose (hence the crown) due to a fracture or decay. vey rarely did i need only to recement a loose cown---ie very raely was everything ok underneath.
Avatar n tn Since the permanent crown was placed, I began to experience pain in the tooth which I did not have with my temporary crown. At any given moment, the tooth could be relatively pain free with only some biting discomfort to severe pain during and after chewing on the affected side. These symptoms are not consistent and change hour by hour.
Avatar m tn t due to financial reasons. fast forward 10 yrs and started having issues with tooth. got a root canal and crown. tooth continued to hurt intermittendtly when i'd bit down on it. saw a specialist, said root canal and crown are good, but could have a hairline fracture that wouldn't show up on xrays yet. continued to get sharp pain sometimes when i would bite in a specific spot but nothing excruciating.
Avatar f tn About 3 weeks ago I fracture the stroungest root of my tooth (#14) which has a crown and RC. The crown is still attached but can be wiggle somewhat. Currently I'm not in pain due to the previous rc. Is there a way to keep the tooth? Can it heal if I baby it? While checking out options I found out that the insurance company will not cover the implant except to pull the tooth. Out of 3k they will pay $104.
Avatar m tn Over time, every time you chew you literally drive the filling down into your tooth like a wedge. It is possible to fracture your tooth which would cause pain like you described. Decay would show on an xray, but a fractured tooth likely would not. The jaw pain and ringing in ear is also telling. Root fractures are among the most difficult things for a dentist to diagnose and extraction of the tooth is the only true remedy.
209227 tn?1242346745 so the tooth already had a root canal and its had the crown for awhile. there are still many things it could be. there could be a missed canal that is infected or a root fracture. i dont have insurance either and am slowly getting one tooth at a time done. the first dentist should have mentioned you needed a crown and given you the opportunity to save up for the crown instead of deciding to leave it with a band.
479581 tn?1317757488 Depending on your age and your bite, a fracture of this type can occur due to excessive wear to the top (incisal) edge, exposing the softer inner dentin layer of the tooth. If it is a small fracture it may be repairable by bonding. A larger fracture may require a bonded porcelain repair. I agree with Dr. Erfani above that the cause should be carefully evaluated since you may be at risk of the same thing with other teeth. Bruxism, or nightime grinding, may be the problem.
Avatar n tn My wife had a root canal on a right upper molar years ago. A dentist redid the crown (where there was a horrible odor underneath), but neither he nor other dentists can determine why she has discomfort when she chews certain things or has things like lemon juice or other items hit that are on that side.