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Causes of Dental Crown Tooth Pain

Posted on 4/12/2021 by Dr. Castellon
Causes of Dental Crown Tooth PainDental crowns are effective in protecting a damaged tooth, but they cannot safeguard you from tooth pain. A crowned tooth is just as susceptible to toothache as a normal tooth is.

Why Dental Crowns Hurt?

There are several reasons why your dental crown may be hurting:

•  Infection-If you did not undergo root canal treatment before getting a dental crown, your tooth still has nerve endings. At times, the crown exerts pressure on the traumatized nerve, leading to infection. In such an event, you may experience swelling of gums, pain upon biting and occasionally, fever
•  Tooth decay-A new cavity may form at the border of the crown. When it exacerbates, it may cause persistent pain in the area
•  Sore Gums-installation of a dental crown may cause temporary discomfort to you. If this pain persists after two weeks of treatment, consult Dr. Castellon
•  Fractured Crown-if your dental crown is broken, it may lead to discomfort and pain. To alleviate this pain, the dental crown would need to be fixed
•  Ill-fitted crown-If the crown does not fit you correctly, it may lead to pain. An improper fit will also interfere with your bite, causing more pain
•  Recessed Gums-Harsh brushing may cause your gums to recede, leading to pain and swollen gums
•  Bruxism-If you are in the habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, it may exert pressure on the crown, causing pain

How to Relieve Dental Crown Pain?

The correct treatment for dental crown pain will depend on the severity and cause of the pain you are experiencing.

You can try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water or apply a clove of garlic or turmeric to the affect area, If the pain still persists, you should visit Dallas Prosthodontics to get to the bottom of the problem and get it treated right away.

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