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A 45-year-old member asked:

I had a root canal for one tooth then put a crown on it..why does it hurt now?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
A few thoughts..: The bite may be high, there may be a recurrent infection, there may even be a fracture. So hard to tell over the internet, sight unseen. Call your dentist for an appointment to be evaluated.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Call dentist: It's possible that the crown is slightly high and is hitting prematurely when you bite your teeth together. Call your dentist to have the bite checked.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How long can I wait after a root canal to have tooth crowned?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Ask dentist ..: Your dentist will advise you on that depending on what he found when did xray and after actual root canal done. Pertinent things relevant may be extent of infected root, abscess, extent of manipulation with dental tools, etc. In general, i would think at least a month.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it required to get a root canal before having a tooth crowned?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John DeWolf
41 years experience
No: If a back tooth has had a root canal, crowns are often recommended to keep the tooth from splitting in half. There are other reasons for placing crowns though so the rule doesn't hold both ways, i.e. Crowns are often placed with no need for a root canal afterwards.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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