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Ache in my upper back teeth? I have crowns there so why would they hurt?

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In brief: A Few Possibilities

If the gum has receded from the crown margin, then you may have brushed off the surface layer called cementum and exposed the dentin tubules with connections to the nerve inside the pulp.
The pulp may also be inflamed if you clench or grind (bruxism). A night guard and occlusal adjustment may help. Finally, if the pulp has died then root canal therapy may be needed, .

In brief: A Few Possibilities

If the gum has receded from the crown margin, then you may have brushed off the surface layer called cementum and exposed the dentin tubules with connections to the nerve inside the pulp.
The pulp may also be inflamed if you clench or grind (bruxism). A night guard and occlusal adjustment may help. Finally, if the pulp has died then root canal therapy may be needed, .
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Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
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In brief: Multiple reasons

The most likely reason, if the crowns are new is the bite is off creating trauma to the ligament supporting them in the bone.
Often, tooth grinding happen simultaneously. In rare instance the tissue in the tooth chamber may be inflamed, possibly dying. Decay under the crown could exist magnifying tooth sensitivity. A simple pulp test, x-ray and exam should be able to determine cause. Call now!

In brief: Multiple reasons

The most likely reason, if the crowns are new is the bite is off creating trauma to the ligament supporting them in the bone.
Often, tooth grinding happen simultaneously. In rare instance the tissue in the tooth chamber may be inflamed, possibly dying. Decay under the crown could exist magnifying tooth sensitivity. A simple pulp test, x-ray and exam should be able to determine cause. Call now!
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