May 26 2011 I had a temp crown placed on my bottom molar and the two teeth next to it had small fillings done. So every tooth on bottom right side were worked on. Mind u the tooth that was crowned six years ago had a horrible infection n had a onlay placed on it that lasted six years then cracked that's y I was getting new crown. I was fine when they were building the tooth up its when the temp fell out my pain started. So I assumed it was the crown tooth. The pain was horrible in my ear and jaw. Tooth throbbed now is on n off. Sometimes all the teeth ache since its been almost month n a half. When my tongue hits the area between the crown tooth n neighboring tooth it hurts. Like the pain is in between the teeth. I've had several xray n seen specialist n have only heard tmj. I'm not satisfied w this because when they fixed my bite the tmj issue went away now its just that area throbbing. Please help

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  • laura

    laura 07 - July - 2011, at 10:21 AM

  • Can you explain the symptoms of tmj they are pinning me with? Thanks for your answers it means a lot. The pain is starting to come back strong in my ear its driving me nuts.

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 07 - July - 2011, at 10:11 AM

  • Yes there can be pain in crack tooth syndrome even if it is root canal treated. It depends on the type of crack.If it is vertical crack then there can be infection again and pain can be there.

  • laura

    laura 06 - July - 2011, at 19:01 PM

  • Could cracked tooth syndrome still be painful even if I had a root canal on this tooth six years ago ?

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 04 - July - 2011, at 19:09 PM

  • It looks like that you have infected tooth as you have throbbing pain which radiates to ear and jaw. It cannot be TMJ as in TMJ there is different sort of pain and mostly it is when you get up in morning. The tooth ache which is because of infected tooth is mostly when you lie down and it is throbbing in nature radiating to ear and jaw. May be you have crack tooth syndrome which is very difficult to diagnose as it is not visible in xrays sometime. You can discuss this with your dentist and find out cause and get treatment done for that. For more info on cracked tooth you can read this article...

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