I have an upper molar (#14) that has a deep filling. After two months of the composite filling, I can chew on that side, but not hard stuff (bagels etc) or the filling part hurts. I do not have cold or hot sensitivity anymore than other tooth and they dont linger. Had sweet sensitivity a few times. A general dentist tested and could not suggest RCT i. Is a crown-only likely to fix the pressure sensitivity? Is removing a crown difficult if it needs RCT later? (not worrying so much about costs).
A crown may be the answer to your problems but I suggest placing it with temporary cement for a period of time. If it turns out that you need a root canal the crown can be easily removed. The root canal can be done and then the crown permanently cemented.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as
a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you
have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute
or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.