02/04/2010  |  
Posted in Common Symptoms
Crown Sensitivity…How Long Should It Last?

New crown sensitivity can vary from person-to-person, so this can be a difficult question to answer unless you go to the source that knows best—the dentist who placed your crown. And prior to going to your appointment, it is helpful if you have identified as many of the facts and/or triggers for any symptoms you have. For example, are your teeth sensitive to hot, cold, sweet, touch, pressure, or biting? It may be as simple as adjusting a minor high spot when you bite. Other questions to discuss with your dentist include the following. What was the extent of decay in the tooth prior to the crown? How close to the pulp (that contains the nerve) was the decay? Some sensitivity is normal after a crown as the tooth settles down; however, increasing sensitivity or pain after a week or more warrants a follow up visit to your dentist.

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