- Aug 12, 2018
I had a large filling that broke in a back molar (had some discomfort to chewing but not bad) and was repaired with a new filling and a temporary crown 8 days ago. After the treatment my gum was very sore from the crown prep (cord under the gun was not comfortable at all!). I of course haven’t been chewing on that tooth or using that side of my mouth much. It is definitely more sensitive to cold since the treatment which I know is typical of a large filling after treatment. My concern is that I cannot really chew anything with any texture on the tooth that was worked on, ie. Pizza crust or anything even slightly crunchy. So, would this seem to be a normal amount of discomfort on pressure/chewing with a temporary crown or does this indicate I need a root canal? I don’t want to get the permanent crown placed if it might need a root canal right away. How long would you give the tooth to settle? I do not think the bite is an issue as it feels fine.