Re: Pain after Crown Procedure
There's a good chance it could go away, but you never know. Make sure you communicate this with your dentist when you go back in to get the permanent put on. Sometimes the nerve of the tooth gets a bit irritated by all the activity. When you expose it to cold or hot, does the pain last only a few seconds, or is it a bit longer than that? Anything under 10-15 seconds isn't a big problem right now. A crown will usually bring stability to a cracked tooth, but sometimes, months or years later, a root canal has to be done because the tooth never really recovered. Most times a root canal can be done through a crown, and the hole filled. Some Endo's do lean towards removing and replacing with a new crown once the RC is done.
Give it a week and see what happens. It's a good idea to try and stay away from that side of your mouth as much as you can in that week. Just like the rest of our body, constantly irritating a sore nerve/muscle/etc. impedes the healing process.
Also, as a side note, have the dentist check your bite for high spots. A misaligned bite due to improper tooth contact can irritate a tooth by putting too much pressure on the nerve of the tooth, and adjusting this problem will help towards healing.
Last edited by RetroActv; 03-17-2004 at 08:55 AM.