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Root canal, high crown strange tooth sensation sprain?

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Acheygirl

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Hi Doctors. I want to thank you in advance for all your help in the past with my dental issues. I have a question for you.

I had two root canals on #12 and #13 in December. #12 has been a problem child. Endo had to retreat it twice. About 6 weeks after the final crown the tooth was painful to bite on. I had a periodontist adjust the crown it was high. That solved it and the tooth went back to normal. Fast forward to last month. I started to notice #12 felt odd and my bite felt slighly off. Today I saw the dentist and he had to file a small portion of the crown it was hitting high.

There is no pain in the tooth but if I push my tongue on it, it feels slightly weird. It's not loose but it feels not tight if that makes sense. I have not been chewing on it. Could this be a sprain tooth or a signal the tooth is not going to make it? I recently had a cone beam scan in May which did not show anything.

Thank you again!!!
 
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Gordon

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Probably related to the bite being off, the little ligament that holds the tooth in place can bruise easily and can take a while to get back to normal.
 
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Acheygirl

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Thank you Dr. Gordon. I have been taking ibuprophen and not chewing on that side. The bit feels much better now that he adjusted it. Tooth still feels odd maybe a little sore but not throbbing.
 
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