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Tooth nerve pain

Discussion in 'Parents Off Topic' started by ecs1516, May 11, 2011.

  1. ecs1516

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    Ever have tooth nerve pain and not need a root canal? Dentist said I had a tooth a crack in it. He crowned it but I am still having pain (Wed.) he did the crown with a temp. on it Monday morning. He says by the xrays I don't need a root canal. Don't know if he is right. I had a root canal about 7 years ago. Not fun.
     
  2. taximom

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    So do you just have the temp. crown on it now?

    I remember still having some pain, before the permanent crown was placed on it. The residual pain could just be from all the trauma of drilling, etc. I would give it a little more time. I think (and hope) that it will feel better soon. If it doesn't, I would call the dentist.
     
  3. dejahthoris

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    Did he give you a round of antibiotics? That happened to me once and it got infected and I had to go back to the dentist for antibiotics. The thing eventually cracked in half anyway eating home made roasted pumpkin seeds- bah!
     
  4. mmgirls

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    I have one cracked tooth and with a crown, and it took awhile for it not to be hurting after the crown was placed.

    daily I don't even notice it anymore, but every once in awhile I will bite down on something and get sharp pain at first and then a dull pain wil persist for the day. Usually it is more annoying than anything and an advil will clear it up.

    This is my only crown so I am not sure if the pain after crowning is common or not, it took over a week for it to feel OK.
     
  5. ecs1516

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    Yes, this is still the temp crown. Have to say it seems to fit well.
    No, he didn't give me antibiotics. He says my xrays do not show infection. Not sure if the xrays always show.
    I will guess try to give it a week. Just crazy.
     
  6. suzyq63

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    A couple of years ago, I had a cracked tooth. Dentist put a crown on it, but it was still hurting. Ended up having to have a root canal; they had to drill through that nice new crown to do it. I now have a filling in a crown. I was so nervous about the root canal because my tooth was so super sensitive. But the doctor numbed it so good that the root canal caused no pain at all. Unfortunately, I still have some occasional discomfort in that tooth even with the crown and root canal.
     
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    It might be worth consulting with an endodontist. They have the special xray equipment and expertise to see if there's infection and if the crack goes into the root.
     
  8. Becky Stevens mom

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    This is a good idea. Ive had a few root canals, some were done by my regular dentist but a couple were done by an endodontist. They only do root canal work. Sometimes a medication can be put down inside the tooth to help it to heal and feel better
     
  9. bibrahim

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    I have unfortunately had several root canals and crowns. My dentist took the conservative approach and had me wait to see if the tooth would settle. The tooth ended up "blowing up" and the pain was referred to my jaw and after seeing 3 other professionals (medical doctor, dentist, orthodontist), I finally went to an endodontist. He had a hard time figuring out if it was "for sure" the tooth. We went ahead with the root canal and he said it was a mess. The next one was similar in that it was hard to diagnose. I went straight to the endodontist that time. He said it definitely needed a root canal.

    If it is still bugging you in a few weeks, I strongly recommend irritating the tooth to the most extent possible (hot/cold triggers and chew on it) and then going to see the endodontist. It really isn't worth letting it "blow up" like mine did a few years ago.
     
  10. NomadIvy

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    I've had 4 root canals done :eek: and need two more. Yes, bad teeth, bad genes when it comes to teeth. I would wait a bit and if it continues to hurt, I'd get a second opinion and probably go with a root canal.

    I have nerve pain in two right now and I've been holding off on having anything done with them. Not fun.
     
  11. selketine

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    If you can do this - I'd do it. I've had a few root canals done by an endodontist and they were actually very smooth affairs with no pain and I felt SO much better afterwards with no tooth pain. They are very skilled at numbing the area and doing the work quickly - I could have taken a nap if they weren't being so loud.;)
     
  12. ecs1516

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    Ugh, dentist saw me and referred me to a root canal specialist. He did my first root canal in 5-02. He said I need a root canal. Oh fun.
     

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