New crown and now infection?
Doctor Answers 1
First of all, I'm sorry about your experience. That is not a typical occurrence. Unfortunately, without seeing an x-ray It would be inappropriate for me to truly comment about the dentist doing something wrong. Chances are, there was a problem with the nerve before you started the crown. Actually doing the crown sort of kicked it over the edge, and the nerve began the process of dying. A dead nerve then creates a toothache and possible swelling from infection. I've seen that happen, though not as quickly as in your situation. The good news is, doing the root canal will stabilize the tooth and you'll be fine. I hope this helps!
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