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Doctor insights on: Tooth Still Hurts After Root Canal And Crown

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Had a root canal and crown tooth still hurts?

Had a root canal and crown tooth still hurts?

See the Dentist: The dentist needs to check for 3 general possibilities: 1) there is still infection at the end of the root where the root canal was done. 2) the crown is higher than the rest of the teeth and you are biting on this tooth first. 3) the root may be split. ...Read more

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Tooth pain since having root canal and crown in January.Doc has adjusted bite.Still hurts.Want to have it pulled.Do u have to have abx for tooth pull?

See an endodontist: Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing complications after root canal treatment and use advanced special equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...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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I had a root canal but my tooth still hurts, what can I do?

Be patient 7-10 days: During the root canal therapy 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, Tylenol) for a few days will ameliorate the pain. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration. ...Read more

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Would i still need a root canal even if the tooth itself doesn't hurt?

Would i still need a root canal even if the tooth itself doesn't hurt?

Yes, if "dead nerve": When a tooth "dies", the blood supply to the vital cells inside the root canal is no longer viable. In the same manner that skin will fester and remove a splinter, your body detects the dead tissue in the root and initiates an inflammatory response that begins to "fester" the bone that holds the tooth. Called "apical periodontitis, " the lesion appears as an asymptomatic clearing on the x-ray. ...Read more

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How likely is needing a root canal or crown if a tooth has never hurt?

Unlikely but: Sometimes I have looked at teeth in the x-ray and found an abscess. It is like a sleeping dog and can come back to "bite" you with a swollen face or intense pain. Those teeth may not have any pain. Your dentist should be able to explian why a tooth needs a root canal. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I had a root canal on my front bottom tooth and it still hurts.What should I do?

The : The type of pain is important. If it is still a stapping, sharp pain, there might be something else going on. If the pain is more of a throbbing ache, it probably is normal healing pain. If it lasts more than a week without waning, get back to your dentist. It can take several days to weeks for it to ultimately calm down, as dr funari said, Ibuprofen should help. If it doesn't, go see your dentist. One thing to remember is that the nerve of your tooth is not the only thing affected when a root canal is necessary. The nerve is just one part of what we call the periodontium. The peridontium is made up of the tooth, pulp(nerve), ligament, gingiva(gum), and bone. When a tooth goes "bad", it doesn't just affect the nerve, it affects the whole periodontium. If your infection caused a swelling, the bone is infected and that can takes weeks to heal and feel "normal". Where is your pain, exactly, and has it changed at all? Every day it should feel a little better. ...Read more

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I've had my root canal several years ago and still no crown over it. If I do that, will the tooth last a life time?

I've had my root canal several years ago and still no crown over it. If I do that, will the tooth last a life time?

No guarantees: In medicine and dentistry. We are not dealing with only a product. Even if we were, you probably notices less and less things are guaranteed and when they are, it is for shorter periods of time and with more restrictions. A dentist cannot control how you eat, how well you keep your teeth clean, how often you come in for checkups, etc. Discuss treatment and prognosis with your own dentist. ...Read more

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I'vehad my root canal several years ago and still hadn't put the crown over it. If I do that, will the tooth last a life time?

I'vehad my root canal several years ago and still hadn't put the crown over it. If I do that, will the tooth last a life time?

Only one certainty: No one can guarantee a lifetime of anything, but the tooth stands a better chance with the crown than without. It is also difficult to measure how much damage the tooth has undergone without a crown in place for the last few years. Have your dentist evaluate the tooth in its current condition for the best course of action. ...Read more

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Root canal done to front tooth. But can I still get a crown?

Root canal done to front tooth. But can I still get a crown?

Sure: Depending on how much tooth is remaining. You may need a crown. Often the tooth needs a post/core foundation build-up to provide enough structure to support and retain the crown. The post goes into the canal space and helps hold the build-up in place, along with the ramaining tooth. The tooth is then prepared and the crown is then made to fit over the build-up and the tooth structure. Good luck. ...Read more

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My tooth hurts and i went to get a root canal and still hurts everyday and i want this pain to go away cand im home and its nigh help

I : I assume that your root canal is completed. It is not unusual to have some pain after completion of the treatment due to residual inflammation of the tissues around the root of the tooth. This can be managed with Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). I may also be present if there was an infection in the bone as a result of the death of the nerve. If the discomfort does not slowly resolve contact the dentist who performed the procedure for instructions. ...Read more

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I have a root canal molar tooth that has 1/4 broken, can it still be crowned?

I have a root canal molar tooth that has 1/4 broken, can it still be crowned?

Probably, assuming: Everything else is fine with the tooth and supporting bone and gums. Sometimes the remaining tooth structure is rebuilt prior to fabricating a crown. Discuss this issue with your own dentist. ...Read more

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Root canal i had last summer still hurts, are there any dr.'s or dentist to answer why, working yet? I wrote late last night, no ans. Yet, the tooth on top next to what i call my fang tooth, not in front but to the left on the side, hurts, even though

If : If you are experiencing pain to a thermal stimulus (hot & cold, especially cold) then it is probably another tooth. Teeth that have had root canal therapy completed should not be sensitive to hot & cold. You should go back to your dentist to determine the source of the pain, and to restore the tooth that had the root canal since it will decay under the temporary filling. This problem will not go away by itself and must be treated. ...Read more

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Why does my tooth still hurt after root canal? Can i take any painkillers for this?

Why does my tooth still hurt after root canal? Can i take any painkillers for this?

Depends, how long?: Pain a day or few after may be normal. If the tooth had a significant infection prior to performing the root canal, this may lead to pain. Talk to the dentist who performed the procedure and they may want to re-examine the tooth and determine which pain reliever would be most appropriate. ...Read more

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