On June 26, my dentist prepared my cracked tooth number 30 for the crown. I had several problems with temporary crown including very sore gum and pain with biting and cold sensitivity. However, since pain was not lingering, my dentist placed my permanent crown on July 12. but it didn't subside and in fact, it got worse. After one week, I visited him again and he took X-ray and did cold test and pressure test. He also knocked at my tooth which was not painful. My tooth was very sensitive to cold but it went away in less than 30 seconds. Also, I didn't feel pain with pressure test although I felt pain when I bit on hard things. So, my dentist said I had to wait and I had high chances to get better. He said sensitivity to pressure is normal even for 30 to 90 days. Now 10 days has passed from my permanent crown placement, but I don't see any improvement. Also, today I discovered my tooth is sensitive to hot too although it doesn't linger for a long time after hot food is removed. I think once I realized this sensitivity with that temporary crown but didn't care about it.
Are these reversible pulpits symptoms? Is that heat sensitivity shows my tooth nerve is dying? How long do you think I must wait before I see an endodontic?
Thanks a lot.
1. take two ibuprofen 10 to 15 minutes before I start.
2. get my mouth wash ready (Mix half a cap of mouth wash with half a cap of hot water)
3. Floss teeth.
4. Brush teeth (Use warm water when running the toothbrush under water.)
5. Use the mouth wash.
6. Wait a bit and if the sensitivity is still bothering you (Which it should have lessened or stop by then thanks to the ibuprofen.) Then put the numbing stuff on.
that should help also ask your dentist about the fluoridex mouthwash and the fluoridex toothpaste. My dentist gave me that for my small early stage of gingivitis and I used it after I got my crown put in and it helps.