NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants
Tapping on Your Crown - Root Canal
I had a root canal may 14, 2 weeks later had post put in, A week after that I had a crown place. But since then my tooth/crown has been more sensitive than all my teeth in my mouth.
I just wanted to know if the sensitivity when tapping is due to a nerve being in the tooth, or the bite(tooth being too high), or is the tooth still just adjusting after Trauma/microsurgery? Is the sensivity/pain curable???
These are the problems I am having
-Super sensitive -Tapping with fingernail hurts. Brushing teeth hurts. Sometimes biting down and teeth touching hurt. Tooth is Supersensitive. its as if I have a nerve in it. -The tooth is still too high, it needs to be shaved off on side or shave down on crown rather shaving down the real tooth. That`s what my dentist did. Shave down my real tooth. Does That it affect my real tooth being that was shaved down?? my real tooth has fillinngs in it.
-My tooth feels really high and gums feels swollen in the morning with pain and can`t bite down. Out of all the teeth on right side; the crown tooth is the only one that touches. my other teeth dont touch because its so high. So I know that my crown needs to be adjusted.
-Once I chew on the side with the crown then everything is fine but pain again in morning. i chew thinking i would get use to it but i cant. the pain always comes back.
-cant bite down on trix cereals or doritos/chips. It only can be soft foods that i can bite down on.
-when I chew, i feel pressure, pain, and like suction
crown tooth is on the bottom right side.(2nd premolar/ 2nd bicuspid)
Thank you for visiting NetWellness. It is most probable that your bite needs further adjustment.
Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University