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Question
Posted by: Sam | 2008/05/21

Q.

Crown replaced

Hi
I recently had a crown replaced as the previous one had cracked.
There is pain when I chew - however when I clench my teeth there is no pain.
Is it a lengthy process to take off the new permenent crown so that when I chew I will not experience the pain? Would they have to do another crown or can they just refit the new crown?

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

it depends on what is causing the pain. if the bite needs to be adjusted that is an easy option. the dentist will trim the new crown so that there is no pain when you are biting- this is the most likely cause. if this does not solve the problem, the crown may need to be removed- this can be problematic as there is a risk of the crown fracturing upon removal

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