- Jun 29, 2011
At the beginning of June I had had a large molar prepepared for a gold crown. The temporary crown fitted fine and gave me no problem whatsoever. However, when I went to have the gold crown fitted a week later, the dentist had trouble removing the temporary crown, and had to use a drill to help dislodge it. He then proceeded to work on the tooth (without LA). The experience was awful, eyes watering, beads of sweat on my brow and an awful lot of pain. It is now almost 3 weeks since the crown was fitted and I am still in pain. I popped back to my dentist almost a week ago, and was put on a course of antibiotics - no change. This dull ache is right across my my jaw and radiating up my cheek. I have been taking Ibuprofen and paracetamol which have worked quite well. I suppose my question is, is it normal for pain to last so long? Thanks in anticipation.