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Old 11-15-2010, 04:38 AM   #1
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Pain after having crown work

last wed i got my tooth fitted and impression made for a crown...is it normal for my tooth to be painful? the decay was at the gum line...so im assuming what im feeling is my gums being sore from being damaged a bit during the process. any opinions?

 
Old 11-16-2010, 09:14 PM   #2
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Re: Pain after having crown work

Prepping a tooth for a crown can be traumatic to the tooth not to mention destructive - its one of the reasons most dentists strongly advise patients to have the tooth root canaled before the permanent crown is placed. Although it is common for a tooth prepped for a crown to remain sensitive for several days you may want to see a endodontist and have the root or nerve examined - if the previous cavity and/or filling was quite deep it could be the tooth needs to be treated.

 
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