Temporary crown pain?
Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:09 PM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:15 PM
I just went through that a few months ago.
I had residual pain (dull ache and sensitive) for several weeks after the permanent crown, as well, and was really questioning my dentist about needing a root canal. He kept insisting it was normal. The pain finally went away overnight, or so it seemed.
Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:25 PM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:38 PM
It could also be that too, the temp might just be sitting "high" and causing your teeth to be hitting incorrectly. They will take more time with the permanent crown to be sure it is seated right.
I had this once because the crown wasn't lining up properly with my other teeth and resulted in what the dentist compared to a "bruise" It took several weeks for it to heal.
Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:43 PM
Make sure they know it's been bothering you though before they attempt to place the permanent one. I had to be numbed to have my permanent crowns placed.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:02 AM
I had the temporary one for about 2 weeks. At first, it felt great! Then it started to be a little sensitive. Then more, and I was wondering the same as you.
It seems that the temporary one works loose after a bit, and when I went to have it removed it was basically falling off, so it came off easily. That's why it gets sensitive.
Then when the permanent one went on things were much improved. Once in a while I feel a twinge, and that's all. Mostly I can forget that it's there!
Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:12 AM
Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:38 AM
Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:19 AM
It was a very unpleasant visit to the dentist to get the permanent crown, but it is so much better. My tooth is sensitive to temperature right now, but my dentist says that will diminish. No more dull ache or food getting stuck.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:30 AM
I opted not to be numbed, thinking I could come home and do school.
I had to be numbed to have my permanent crowns placed.
It's not that it hurt so much - it was just that sensation of them popping off the temporary... I couldn't get rid of that feeling and felt it over and over again for days. It was awful. If you are remotely sensitive, opt for the numbing!
Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:36 AM