I have gotten a new crown and it has been causing me a lot of pain and was crowding my other teeth. I’ve never experienced this with a crown before. Luckily, it is the temporary. My dentist has adjusted the temporary, but just a few hours later it is hurting again. If I push down on it for a while, it relieves the pain for a little while, but then starts hurting again. My dentist thinks that maybe there is decay with one of the adjacent teeth. I don’t agree. What do you think?
Alice S.- Michigan
I think the problem with the dental crown is with your bite. If there was some kind of decay or infection in your other tooth, pressing down on it would not make it feel better. It could be that the adjacent teeth are the ones that need to be adjusted. Maybe when it was crowding your teeth they got knocked out.
It is important this gets dealt with and it may mean your dentist adjusting the other teeth. Pain aside, if you leave this you could end up with TMJ.
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