Tooth crown treatment

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Avatar m tn The decay extends down to alveolar bone, pulp is probably non-vital, which may need root canal treatment in order to rescue the tooth. However, restoration is difficult.Ideally, crown lenthening is needed in order to establish biologic width. However, after crown lenthening procedure, interdental papilla may recede and there may be black triangle present between tooth#9 and #10, which compromise cosmetic result. In addition, crown-root ratio needs to be considered.
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 f tn After the treatment, the tooth was severely painful for two weeks, during which time I could not bite down even slightly. Even when I chewed food on the other side of my mouth, my bite would occasionally connect on the wrong side and have me yelping in pain. After the tooth calmed down, my regular dentist fitted me with a temporary crown - three weeks ago now. Since this fitting, I have had a resurgence in pain in the tooth, especially with sideways pressure. It is not hot/cold sensitive.
Avatar n tn t seem to think that root canal treatment was neccessary, but now that the tooth is prepped and a temp crown is on it, it's still painful when biting and I don't want to end up with a permanent crown that will need to be taken off for a root canal treatment. Not to mention still having the pain. I am going to ring my dentist on monday to let him know of the problems, but I'd like to be well informed and aware of any possible solutions or complications when I do.
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.
9251290 tn?1464578539 Hello, I had root canal treatment on a rear molar 3 years ago and have had no problems with this tooth since. About 10 days ago I had a temporary crown fitted to this tooth, as I have no teeth on the other side and it is essential that I maintain this tooth in good condition. Since having the temporary crown fitted I have had constant tooth ache. This ache is made worse after eating. My bite seems OK, and I can apply pressure.
Avatar n tn In other words, once a tooth has an abcess are there no other options other than to do a root canal and crown on the tooth? Or can the abcess be treated and the tooth left alone once the abcess is cured?
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 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 n tn if most of the natural tooth structure is gone, you are probably better off with a crown, which covers the tooth entirely and protects it. the tooth may first need a "buildup" if the existing filling has come out, comes out during preparation of the tooth, or has decay around it. I do not like inlays personally. ONLAYS are much better in that they also cover the tooth, but i use gold, not composite or porcelain, which can break.
Avatar n tn Hi, about 3 years ago I had root canal treatment done on a molar tooth. This treatment has been OK, with no problems. Last week I had a temporary crown put on this tooth in preparation for a permanent crown to be fitted. Since the temporary crown has been fitted I have been in constant pain, with an ache. The crown appears to fit well and my bite seems fine. The pain seems to be deep, but I notice the gum is sensitive to the front of the tooth only.
Avatar n tn Right before Thanksgving I was experiencing pain from a tooth with a 3 year crown. The crown felt lower as if it had shifted, there was pain sensitivity to hot/cold and it hurt when I bit down. The dentist sent me to an endodontist who discovered infection. I had a root canal done and was put on a regime of antibiotics for 10 days. The bite was off for some reason and that was adjusted as well. All the symptoms subsided except now there is a pain/soreness on the SIDES of the crowned tooth.
Avatar n tn in the treatment plan my doctor wrote that i need a crown for the 30th tooth, then in the same plane it's written that i need an inlay for the same tooth... do i need to do both procedures for one and the same tooth? and it's also written "inlay gold 3+ surface", does it meen that it will be a gold tooth?
Avatar m tn how long is a root canal tooth supposed to be exposed without a crown? I feel the dentist that performed the root canal was negligent, because the should have completed the treatment and not leave my tooth exposed to further problems like I'm facing now. =( Thank you!
Avatar n tn it can cause the tooth to need a root canal, or worse extraction. so to place a crown on a tooth like this is a very great preventative treatment. anytime you touch a tooth, filling or crown you risk the need for root canal. there are no guarentees no matter how small the filling. so i do believe its a great treatment option. now to place a crown for esthetic reasons on a virgin tooth? id find another option first.
Avatar n tn I would really appreciate some advice with regards to my dental issue. My dentist recently retired and 'a friend' of his took over the practice. I went 2 weeks ago to start crown treatment for a cracked tooth which was already filled years before. I had no pain but it was chipped on the side and was part of my previous dentists treatment plan. So, I went to the new dentist for the first time and got the temporary crown put on which was fine, looked fine and no problems.
Avatar f tn Its hard to detect a crack on a tooth even with an x-ray because an x-ray is a two dimensional picture of a three dimensional object so cracks can easily hide. It sounds like your two options are an implant or a root canal/crown type of treatment. If there's sufficient tooth structure and you don't mind taking a risk, the root canal/crown may be the better option.
Avatar n tn It is not that bad, believe me, as long as your own tooth- or the rest of the tooth - is not on the surface, you still could - if you are careful enough - "survive" with that temorary replacement. Try not to chew on that tooth i would suggest. Next time, you could also consider, if you need a bigger treatment to go abroad! My aunt is just done with a bigger treatment in Hungary at the empireclinic, they really are a good team with a very high - level of quality!
Avatar m tn I would also recommend not cementing in the crown permanently if possible and evaluating the tooth in 4-6 weeks after treament. Its possible that there is a pulpitis resulted from the dental procedure. If the pain is persistent or does not improve, it would be a good idea to do a root canal on that tooth. As for the opposing dentition, if there is no occlusal problems, it may be referred pain. Is there any necessary treatment in the opposing arch?
Avatar n tn the muscle issue should resolve w massage/heat packs etc-- like any other muscle spasm. the tooth may have a pulpitis--which is an inflamed nerve from the crown being high. it is usually reversible and should be ok. if not, the tooth may need root canal treatment, but i would not make this decision quickly. unkless the pain is severe, i'd give it weeks if not months to calm down. swelling, fever, spontaneous throbbing pain are signs that you may need root canal treatment.
Avatar n tn I just got second opinion - doctor says that the tooth is definitely significantly OVERPREPED. By the way, the crown is off again - it does not stay in place at all. It causes me a lot of problems, this is front tooth #10. What can I do? Thank you.
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 If the broken tooth is periodontally healthy, favorable crown/root ratio,adequate biologic width, The tooth can be restored. A temporary crown can be fabricated shortly after root canal treatment, if root canal treatment is indicated.Consultation with a dentist is advised.
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 A Periodontist couldn't help if the pocket is 5mm. I've since gone back to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned and the dept now is just over 3mm since the laser treatment which doesn't make sense to me. My old crown did not have an odor. I think the dentist in preparing the gumline for the new crown went deeper into the gum than he should have and therefore a pocket was done. This tooth is very close to the roots so I'm sure in a few years I'll need a root canal.
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 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 there is a huge difference between a craze line (small squiggly crack lines in the enamel which are very common and do not usually require treatment) and a fracture or crack, which needs treatment. If the fracture does not encroach on the nerve, a crown should suffice. If the nerve is involved, then root canal may be necessary.
Avatar f tn I would probably follow the same treatment course as your dentist, which is to place a crown on it with the potential need for a root canal or possibly to remove it. But again, it depends on the severity of the symptoms. Can they see the crack at all? If they can, a filling may be possible if its not too large.
7510441 tn?1391467769 It sounds like the tooth is severely cracked. I think putting a crown on it may fix the problem but since its hard to detect the crack, its possible the crown may not work. So there's no reliable way to predict what the best treatment is unfortunately.