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Should crown feel this way?

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Gertrude

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Hi,
I got a crown (back molar) a few days ago, and despite numerous drilling because I said the crown felt high, it still feels high. It actually feels like a rock in my mouth. I also have a little piece of white gum flap that I’m hoping will fall off? The tooth is also sandy, which is making me go nuts with my sensory issues. I don’t know if it just takes awhile to get used to a new crown or if something is actually wrong. And I almost think I would rather deal with a sandy, high tooth than go back to the dentist. I had my last dentist for over 10 years, and while I was still nervous, I generally trusted him. I moved last year, so this is a new dentist, and I’m really struggling with this. Sorry for the rambling- is this something I will get used to or does it seem like I have an actual problem with the crown?
Thank you!
 
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Gordon

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Sounds like you need the crown adjusted some more. When you say it feels sandy, you mean like it's rough to your tongue?
 
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Gertrude

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Yes, it feels rough. I had an implant and crowns years ago (hit by a golf club- so my dental anxiety is from obvious source), and while they feel smooth, this one feels rough.
 
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Gordon

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Then it needs polished at least, fairly simple and painless to do, you need to go back I'm afraid.
 
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tayloralison

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What are the consequences of a sandy crown?
 
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Gordon

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Becomes a tongue magnet and is really annoying :)
 
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tayloralison

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Could a unsmoothed rough filling lead to recurrent decay or fracture?
 
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Gordon

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Not really, no.
 
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