| | Is my dentist crowning too many molars
I am 53 and until last week had my wisdom teeth. My wife is 47 and we are in good health. It seems to us that the dentist we have been seeing for the past 10 years has found it neccessary to crown a lot of our molars due to fractures.
A 6 weeeks ago he crowned my 14 and 15 at the same time. For over a week, they were very sensitive. I still get extreme pain in that area if I have anything sweet. About 10 days ago, my #1 fractured and fell out during sleep, except for a point.
Prior to crowning 15, my dentist told me that he was concerned that the filling that needed replacement was so near the root that it needed to be capped.
I just returned from the dentist. He wants me to see an endodonist to test the nerve of #15, he scheduled an appointment to extract what is left of th #1 wisdom tooth, AND to cap the #2 molar, which is now fractured.
When he was probing, he found a sensitive spot in #14 (not 15).
To give the doc a break, I had a lot of sensitivity in the area of #1 and #2 before the work on #14 an #15.
I am wondering if I should be looking into another dentist. Specifically, I wonder if the problems with 1 and 2 are due to a maladjustment of my occlusion when 14 and 15 were capped at the same time or if it is just something that happens to old molars with old fillings.
I am sorry this is so poorly related.