I have had a crown for two months and it started getting a bit sensitive 3 days ago, will I need a root canal?
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Doctor Answers 3
#Crown sensitivity #DrSoftTouch
It's not uncommon to experience some sensitivity or discomfort after having your tooth prepped for a crown. I usually recommend allowing two weeks or so after crown placement for your tooth to heal. My advice for you would be to return to your dentist for an evaluation. A simple bite adjustment may be all you need or it's possible that root canal treatment may be necessary. Your dentist will likely take an x-ray and examine you tooth to determine the cause of your sensitivity. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
St. Louis, MO area (O'Fallon, IL)
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Sensitivity to cold doesn't necessarily mean that your tooth will need a root canal. There are other reasons that it can be sensitive. If you grind your teeth at night and the tooth hits a certain way, the tooth can become sensitive. If you have even a slight amount of gum recession, the same thing can happen. I would have your dentist take a look to see if it needs any slight adjustment. You can also try using a toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth.
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