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why is the pain under my crown? its not constant and not everyday but every annoying when it occurs

There are various reasons that pain occurs under crowns. Depending on how old the crown is, it simpl...

Recently I had a broken crown replaced. The tooth has had a root canal. The dentist x-rayed tooth, saw no concerns, crowned tooth. I had to go in to get this readjusted as it felt high afterwards. Now it is still feeling high. What is strange is that every so often I get a nerve shock type sensation in the crowned tooth. How is this possible after a root canal? I did not have this problem before the new crown was put in at all.

Sorry you are having difficulty. There are several possibilities as to what may be going on. But…. F...

I had a bridge #3-#6 for 30 years upper right that finally failed. The support teeth sheared off. My dentist wants to do an implant bridge.He did 2 post and cores on #4 #6 to hold a provisional. I have 2 questions, first why can''t a permanent bridge be using the post and cores. And if not why does my dentist want to do 4 implants for the new bridge? Why can''t just #3 #5 be pulled and utilize the #4#6 posts in the new bridge?

According to the question, the tooth assigned numbers are not adding up for me. I understand there i...

Is there any method to do a filling on the outside of a tooth without using a matrix band? My anxiety cannot handle the band being around my tooth so I am looking for other ways to help get my teeth fixed. Thank you! It may sound like a stupid question but strongly affects me.

There are alternatives to the matrix band to help place the filling material. To guarantee a proper ...

hello doctor i had removed my 4 wisdom teeth on 18th august 2016 after the removal my left side toung became completely numb i can''t even taste anything it even became more sensitive of heat !! like i cant drink a hot cup of tea without worrying it hurts at the bottom of my left toung my doctor told me that it will get better in 6 month but it''s been more than 4 months and i don''t feel any better my mom asked a doctor that said something about cortisone injection but i dont know anything about it *can you please give me more details about it* can you please tell me what are the new treatment for cases like mine ? or any thing can help me. thank you very much.

Numbness following removal of wisdom teeth is one of the associated risks that can take a prolonged ...