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I have severe pain after root canal/crown, how normal is this?

I have severe pain after root canal/crown, how normal is this?

It is normal: During the root canal therapy and crown preparation a lot of collateral tissue (gums, nerves, muscles) damage is done. The pain is a symptom of the affected tissue inflammation. Over the counter medications (aleeve, advil) for a few days will ameliorate the pain their anti-inflammatory effect. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Crown (Definition)

The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more


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Loose tooth post-root canal & crowning, how can this be remedied?

Loose tooth post-root canal & crowning, how can this be remedied?

Loose from?: If the crown is loose, intact and no caries, the crown might be able to be re-cemented. If the structure inside the crown is decayed or fractured, at least a new post and crown. If the tooth is unrestorable due to root fracture, periodontal breakdown, untreatable infection, etc. an extraction would be in order. This needs to be evaluated in person by a dentist who can discuss your options. ...Read more

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What are the cons of extraction of last upper molar compared with root canal and crowning crown ?

Tooth: Is the tooth in function, meaning does it have a tooth on the bottom to bite against? If so, does your dentist think you will get more than 5 yrs out of RCT and Crown, if not may be better to extract and place an implant, especially as you are a young guy.. ...Read more

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What is crowning? Normally those that did root canal treatment did the crowning also. Does it permanently stick to teeth?

What is crowning? Normally those that did root canal treatment did the crowning also. Does it permanently stick to teeth?

Tooth Covering: A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. Porcelain generally has the most natural appearance, your dentist will decide which material is best to use. ...Read more

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A month after root canal and crown my pre-molar still hurts. The dentist checked it twice and said the canal looks perfect. Is this just sensitive?

A month after root canal and crown my pre-molar still hurts. The dentist checked it twice and said the  canal looks perfect. Is this just sensitive?

CBCT: It might be a bite problem, a micro fracture in the tooth or root, an unfilled accessory canal or some other problem that cannot be seen either on clinical exam or with 2-dementional x-ray. You might want to have a consult with an endodontist who can take a cbct (cone beam ct 3d scan) which often shows previously undetectable problems. Or you can wait it out awhile longer. ...Read more

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Bad pain in tooth two months after root canal and crown. Will they make me pay again? No insurace now.

Depends: It actually depends on your dentists policy. Since the problem occurred so soon after the original work was completed i would hope that it would mean that you would not have to pay again for either a re-treatment or extraction. Be aware that this would only apply if the original treating dentist attends to the problem. If he sends you to a specialist then that person is entitled to be reimbursed. ...Read more

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Had a root canal and crown, still in pain, help?

See your dentist: Your crown could be hitting heavy and causing pain. Your root canal could be failing. The tooth could be cracked. Starting with an evaluation by a dentist is your best option. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a root canal and crown then it got infected?

Re-treatment: About 5% of the time, a root canal will become re-infected or fail. Even if a root canal treatment fails, there are few options available: root canal re-treatment or apicoectomy (root surgery). Your dentist may elect to send you to a root canal specialist for re-treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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