Tooth crown recovery

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Avatar n tn There were no symptoms prior to the crown. The tooth is not sensitive to heat/cold or biting on something. Could the injection of anesthegia hit a nerve to cause this? If so, what is prognosis, treatment, and length of recovery.
Avatar f tn I have a tooth - my upper right lateral incisor - that has had multiple problems over the years. When it came in as a child, it had a small nick out of it near the gum line that later became a cavity and I had filled. Over the years (I'm 38), I had it filled a few times as the filling would wear out. The last time, there wasn't enough to have it filled, so my dentist put a crown on it - twice (the first one wasn't high enough into the gum so the lines were visible and wearing).
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 m tn I had a tooth prepared for a crown last week. It was the upper left molar, furthest back. I started experiencing throbbing pain the first and 2nd day so I went back to the dr...the tech looked at the tooth and said it was OK however I don't think anyone ever checked for my bite. Dr just came in and said probably need a root canal and gave me and RX for vicodin and Clindamycin. Pain did get better over the weekend however now the lower teeth, are hurting as well as my lower jaw.
Avatar n tn Sorry for the late reply. It sounds like after two root canals have been unsuccessful, an extraction may be needed. Why wasn't a crown placed on the tooth after the first root canal? The recovery time of an extraction depends on how difficult it is to get out. Once the tooth is removed, the bone will shrink away somewhat and the teeth next to it will start to move into that space, causing potential bite problems and more difficulty in cleaning your teeth.
Avatar m tn I got crown on my molar about 2 weeks ago and then the food started to get stuck between my tooth and the crown. I used to take it out with floss but that started to hurt a little. Now that one side of the gum (the outer side of the gum between tooth and the crown) remains swollen and hurts when I eat food - I guess the food gets in between and hurts. My dentist is on vacation for a week, any idea whats wrong here and what could possibly be the solution?
Avatar n tn You will likely get fully examined before the permanent filling and crown is put on, and at that time the filling makes the tooth feel a lot stronger and better. Give it more time. So far, your pain is not that unusual.
763612 tn?1385231750 RE: How on earth do you decide which is healthier to repair for $$$ or pull #15 moler a tooth that has had a root canal and now the crown that has been on it is cracked? I am 59 years old and have lost # 1 and # 16 Wisdom teeth when I was in my late teens or early 20's. And I have lost two failing root canals # 3 several years ago and # 2 recently. I had just capped # 2 eight months before the #2 root canal tooth failed and I had to have $1,300 worth of work pulled for $ 189.00.
Avatar f tn he said there was a pinhole opening to the root but decided to fill the hole and build up the tooth and prepare for a crown. after the buildup and before the crown (2 days later) I went back because it still was bothering me. he said the bite was off and filed it down. the next day i was in extreme pain and could not reach the dentist. the following day i was put on antibiotics and told I needed a root canal. i had the first step of a root canal with a temporary filling.
Avatar n tn I recently had a cavity removed from a molar. Because it was quite deep, the dentist filled it with a sedative filling and we waited two weeks to see if I experienced any sensitivity. During that time I did not have any sensitivity to cold or hot and the tooth felt fine. Originally, I was told that the remaining tooth structure was about 2 to 3 mm away from the root and that if it did not become sensitive, the tooth would be restored with an onlay.
Avatar m tn The recommendation for the crown depends on the location of the tooth, the perceived forces that the tooth is subjected to, and the amount of healthy/sound tooth structure that remains. Your tooth is compromised due to cavity and fracture .Further weakening has occurred due to the root canal procedure which has created a hole in the middle of the tooth.
Avatar n tn Is it possible that my tooth will not recover after being filed down for a crown? The tooth was perfectly fine until it was prepped for a crown. I have highly sensitive teeth, I have undergone 3 root canals already and suffer from TMJ. I am leary of getting the permanent crown on if my tooth does not quit hurting even though he said he can go through the back and do a root canal. what are my options? Thank you.
Avatar f tn I recently had a dental crown fitted. The dentist has made a long dental crown, over Tooth 16, extending to Tooth 14 so that the gap left by Tooth 15 is covered by the crown. It is a procelain on metal crown. I am not comfortable with the crown, there is a very tiny gap, near the gum on the inside/back part of the crown, where food gets stuck and I have to use my tongue to remove it or use a tooth pick.
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 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 f tn I am wondering what are all the pros and cons for veneers vs crown, for a root canaled tooth. My tooth has a largish filling on the side in addition to the root canal, so my prime worry is whether a veneer can protect my tooth against getting cracked or damaged. Cost wise they both are about the same, I will be going for metal free ceramic crown/veneer. Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn It may be that the crown does not fit properly or that the bite is off. Did the tooth hurt immediately after the crown was placed (even in the temporary crown) or did it take a while? Sometimes it does take a while for a root canal to be necessary. Is there any radiographic evidence of infection at the apex(tip) of the tooth. If it is not the bite or fit of the crown, it sounds like a root canal would be the way to go. Good Luck.
Avatar n tn Afterwords I had a temporary crown put on the tooth. No pain or toothache post root canal.The tooth was tender after the procedure so I didn't chew on that side. In December, I had the permanent crown placed on the tooth. The crown immediately felt tight and gave me the sensation it was pressing on the gums around the crown. I continued to eat on the right side until the soreness went away. After about 7 days, I could chew on the left side and everything was fine for 4 weeks.
Avatar n tn it should be shaped like a tooth as much as possible
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 has this tooth been prepped for a crown yet? if not it should look like a tooth with a huge filling with no holes. if no crown prepping has been done i would advise you to be very careful until you can afford one. a root canal makes teeth especially molars fragile. the tooth might break if you wait to long. if the tooth has been prepped you should have a temporary crown that is only meant to last a month or two.
Avatar n tn I have managed to get an appointment with the relief dentist and was happy to be told all was well with the tooth and crown. The problem seems to be with the GAP created when the original tooth was made smaller for the crown. The Temporary crown does not fill this GAP between the tooth and the preceeding tooth. The gum here is inflamed, probably because of food that is been pushed downwards when I chew. I have been given a special gell to apply and all should come good.
Avatar n tn Hi, thank you for your reply, broken tooth very close to the root, crown put on, tooth ached, then a root canal. Almost 3 weeks later, when I tap the entire tooth and the underside of the tooth feels as though there is "nerve pain?, NO throbbing. I was told to wait. I have not bit down on my left side for more than 2 months. I had a "nerve" pain for a second today. Is it possible the root canal was not completed or the crown was not made right? Please advise???
Avatar f tn The only reason why I would wait for a crown would be if the wisdom tooth is in the way of making the crown and would make it more difficult for me to place the crown in. If that's the case, then I would recommend wating the 6 to 8 weeks to get a better fitting crown. Ideally, the easier it is for the dentist to do the work, the better the outcome will be.
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 t think taking anything else away from the tooth structure will help anything. Any thoughts on the necessity of crown lengthening? I feel like reg. dentist is pushing me to go other places (perio and endo) and spend money b/c of a brotherhood or ????? I was a dental assistant for 5 years and know a (very) little about dentistry and have never had this feeling of being pushed until now. I am not sure how to handle the situation without spending a ton more money on this tooth.
Avatar f tn I had my very back bottom right tooth removed and had a crown put on the very back top right tooth. Four days after having the Procedures done I scheduled me an appointment to see the dentist again I was having top right Jaw Pain and pressure around the crown that was effecting my sleep.
Avatar n tn But the problem was the tooth with the crown. Now I have had both teeth pulled because root canal crown came off and was infected and the problem was the tooth with the crown. have your dentist x-ray before deciding to pull teeth.
Avatar n tn I have recently had a temp crown on the tooth and am getting fitted for a perm crown - it is made of metal on the inside and has porcelain metal on the exterior.
Avatar m tn i was told by my dentist that it was normal that a crown is larger than the old tooth it replaced. ie. it feels like bigger and feels odd. is that right? but the maim problem feels tight. above the the tooth into the gum. more so in the morning. and dosnt feel like the other teeth. always a tight senation all the time. not painful or hurting. just a tight feeling. ok between the other teeth for flossing. ???