About two weeks ago I asked a hypothetical dental question - well here's an actual one.
I had a tooth that felt perfectly fine, but after my dentist looked at the x-rays a crown was recommended. I'd never had one, so I said, "okay."
I got the temporary put on and after about a week it started aching (constantly, not a hot/cold sensitivity thing, just all the time).
I go to get the permanent crown and as the dentist is pulling off the temporary it hurt so bad I was literally in tears and the doctor finally gave me Novocaine (about 90% of the way through it :-/ ). Now the permanent is on and it felt fine at first, except when I bit on it - then it would press and hurt. ...but now it's back to hurting all the time, just like the temporary.
It's been a week since I got the permanent. I was told the crown would hurt a bit in the beginning, but wasn't really given a time frame? I'm assuming that since the pain is getting worst, I should call the dentist (and will do so absent other info).
My question is....are all crowns this bad? Also, the dentist mentioned another crown being needed on a bottom tooth and now I'm wary. The tooth isn't bothering me in any way, shape, or form. It's mostly filling at this point (it's the lower molar I mentioned in my previous question
) - do you think I could just request more filling if there's something wrong with the tooth? When I was doing my research on what crowns actually are and when they're needed, it was mentioned quite a bit that dentists may over-recommend them because they pay so well .... I'm not an "all doctors are just trying to rip you off!" kinda person, but I'm in absolute misery and don't want to even risk going through this again if there's another way.