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how to treat an earache due to resin crown?

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Depends: An earache after getting a new crown is usually one of 2 causes. Either the occlusion on the crown needs adjusting, or you may have a root canal problem. It's also possibly the injections during the procedure that can cause pain. See your dentist if things don't improve in a few days.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

Can bruxism destroy a crown put in by my dentist recently?

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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Sleep Medicine 17 years experience
It certainly can: Bruxism, which is grinding of teeth when asleep, can be described as quite an unpleasant sound. It can leave teeth worn down and is easily identified by dentists. Sleep studies can reveal muscle activity in the chin and the distinctive noise. Usual treatment is mouth guards that cover the teeth and protect them during sleep periods.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Do dentists put a crown on a root canal?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
First fix root canal: Most good general dentists can do routine root canal work.This must be rx first and inflammation/infection allowed to completely heal. Temporary filling, will likely be used. Permanent work, crown, etc. Will be dependent on the character of the tooth. An honest dentist will do work if he is confident @ it, or or will refer you to specialist for next step, and then refer u back to generalist.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What happens at your tooth when a dentist puts a post and crown on your tooth?

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Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
Dentistry 48 years experience
Good things: Posts are placed in root canal treated teeth to strengthen them so a fracture does not occur at the gum line at a later time. Posts are commonly covered over with a crown that joins tightly to the contour of the tooth remains after the injury that necessitated the root canal. It is only the most severely damaged teeth that get this level of treatment. Protect the joint with good hygiene.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Will the endodontist lower price? Charged 1700 on top of dentist's 1500 for crown

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Dr. Jimmy Lin
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Of course.: Try to shop around and ask many friends and relatives. Especially during this bad economy many dds do bargain. Try more senior dds who may be less money hungry.
Dr. Allan Hawryluk
Dentistry 19 years experience
Charging a fee and not bargaining does not mean a dentist may be 'money hungry'. Im sorry but this is a poor way to portray the profession of dentistry.
May 7, 2013
A 39-year-old member asked:

How long after a root canal should I get a crown put in?

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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Asymptomatic : When the tooth is asymptomatic. Your dentist will proceed to seat your crown. Waiting too long can lead to tooth loss, so remember to complete your crown within 2 months, unless there are unusual circumstances which cause your dentist to wait.

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