Crown hurting my gum

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  1. barona

    barona

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    I had a root canal done successfully by an endodontist
    and then a crown by my dentist.

    Every time I bite on something, it hurts. The tooth I think is first premolar (L-H lower jaw)

    I told my dentist and he made the corresponding upper tooth shorter (which I am against it
    and it didn't help). While looking at my tooth, I heard him say softly to his dental nurse : "It looks as though it's defective" (he meant the crown).
    however, he didn't do anything. From time to time he asks me if it hurts and I always respond in the affirmative
    His response is "yes.." (acknowledging my advice) but again he does nothing.

    I am beginning to think that the problem is unsolvable.

    I would appreciate some advice as to what to do, thank you.
     
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    barona, Jul 9, 2018
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    An X-ray would be helpful. A defective crown would not normally cause pain on biting. Perhaps he meant the RCT? There's really not much to go on here. Perhaps you either schedule an appt with the endo on the basis of continued pain (maybe free), or seek a 2nd opinion if your general dentist can't give an answer.
     
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    Thsnk you MattKW
     
    barona, Jul 10, 2018
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