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Posted by: Annette | 2009/10/16


crown shape, root canal

I had two cavities filled recently (one on tooth 36 lower left and the other one on contact with this tooth). I also had a crown replaced on the same tooth (36).

The crown is nicely shaped but I feel aware of it in my mouth. I notice that it' s slightly curved next to the gums and I' m under the impression that it seems to be pressing a bit on the gums but maybe it' s just a feeling. Is it normal for some crowns to be shaped like this?

I also have throbbing pain on the same tooth when I drink anything hot and I experience discomfort when biting on foods that are room temperature. My dentist says that I may need a root canal. I am having it checked next week with an endodontist. Is it possible that the crown' s shape is contributing to the pain I feel when I drink hot liquids? The cavity was close to the nerve but had not yet reached it. Is it possible that I may have reversible pulpitis? How long would it take for the inflamation to heal? Thank you very much for your assistance.

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