I am new to the site. Any advice would be sooo helpful. I recently (almost 2 weeks) had a permanent crown fitted on my upper molar. My molar has quite a large filling and a small piece of remaining enamel was chipped. The dentist prepared my tooth and supposedly build it up for the new crown. I was in really bad pain the whole time I was wearing the temp. The dentist advised me that sensitivity was normal. When I went to have the permanant crown fitted, I told the dentist that I was still in really bad pain. I also asked her before she cemented the crown if a nerve could have been exposed during prep. She said that there were no exposed nerves. After two weeks of wearing the crown, I still can't bite down or even place anything cold on it. I went back to the dentist to see if the tooth needed adjusting. She said it didn't. When I told her that I was having to contantly take pain medication, she asked me, "Why didn't you tell me before I placed the crown that you were in so much pain?" She said that she would have to drill into the new crown and perform a root canal.
I am now seriously questioning this dentist's abilities/ethics. Do I just wait and see if the pain subsides? Should I go to another dentist to get a second opinion? If my tooth was damaged during preparation of the crown, is it really my responsibilty to pay an additional $800 for root canal therapy? I'm going out of my mind. Wish I could come back to the UK to see a dentist there:-( It seems that American dentists want as much money out of you as they can get. Many thanks in advance for any help or advice.