A 47-year-old female asked:
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a week ago i had a replacement crown put on tooth that previously had root canal. tooth still hurts. is this normal? how long could it hurt?

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Dr. Pamela Svendsen
25 years experience Family Medicine
Probably normal: I'm no dentist, but there could still be some soreness in the area. Contact your dentist if you have ongoing concerns.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
It may be as simple as the new crown being slightly too high, or there could be many other reasons. Call your Dentist for an appointment to get you out of pain.
Oct 20, 2014
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It's not the tooth..: It's the support tissues around the tooth (bone and gingiva). How long ago was the root canal therapy completed? Why was the crown replaced? Was there an abscess? Were you in pain before the crown was replaced? With so many questions to be answered, it's best you have the tooth re-evaluated by your dentist.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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