- Feb 12, 2023
I have a crown that was placed about a year ago over a cracked tooth. The tooth had a big composite filling that cracked and the tooth was crowned....no root canal. I noticed today when sticking my finger in between that tooth and the tooth next to it to pick some food out, that there was a feeling of pressure similar to how the tooth felt when it had been prepared without the crown. That sensitive feeling you get when there is no crown on the prepared tooth. Is it normal to essentially feel some of the pain underneath a crown if the crown is pushed on? I don't have bite pain with this tooth, only occasionally if a seed gets caught under it. I should also note that on the other side of the tooth, a space has been forming and is now a food trap. I think my teeth shifted since the crown was placed. I mainly would like to know if some sensitivity might be normal when the crown is pushed on. If not, what steps would need to be taken to figure it out? Which type of xray would be needed for this? Thanks in advance!