I had a cracked filling that was fixed, but i was still having sensistivity so a root canal was performed in February. I was fine after the root canal. In mid-April I went in for the crown prep, had the temporary, again, everything was fine. A week after the permanent crown was placed I started to have a dull ache around the tooth, this then turned into tightness, and constant pain. My dentist filed in-between the teeth to loosen the contact a bit. That didn't help. I went to a gum specialist, who cleaned out my gums, but couldn't find anything. Still severe pain. My dentist then thought it could be from the bite of my teeth on the crown due to grinding and pulling the ligaments of my gums. He grinded the tooth down and took it out of contact, and gave me a steriod pack. The awful pain subsided, but I still had a dull ache. I went to an endodontic specialist who did a tap test, bite test, and cold test, and checked the tooth and said everything looked fine, no evidence of fractures and the gums looked fine. I am still having some soreness around this tooth. Is this normal? Is this from the bite being off? When will it start feeling normal? I'm worried there is something else going on, but every specialist has told me everything is fine.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 16 - May - 2012, at 00:53 AM

  • From your history everything seems to be fine...how long was the pain and when you got the tooth grinded? If the grinding procedure was done recently than pain will take some time to subside as the healing process takes its time. You can take over the counter or any of the prescribed medications like motrin or advil. Dose should not exceed 800mg. For more info on after care after RCT or pain after RCT visit the link...http://www.identalhub.com/article_complications-and-care-after-root-canal-therapy-106.aspx






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