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Old 11-22-2014, 12:51 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

I've had something weird going on with my tooth for awhile now. I got a small filling back in July, and it hurt to bite on after the composite filling. The dentist removed it and put in a temporary filling - it felt 100% after that. He then put in the permanent filling and it was fine for awhile, and then started to hurt to bite on a month or so ago. After a trip to an endodontist, it was suggested I had a cracked cusp, but since there was no abnormal pain from hot or cold, no root involvement.

I got a temporary crown, and this stupid tooth STILL hurts to bite on. Is there something other than a crack going on, or does it need a root canal? Anyone experience this? So strange to think of a root canal with no spontaneous pain, no temperature sensitivity, etc.
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:09 PM
 
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If the tooth is cracked down below the gumline, the only treatment is to remove it. The problem is that it can be VERY difficult to find a crack and sometimes the only way to see the crack is to pull the tooth. And at that point it doesn't matter.
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:21 PM
 
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Yeah, true. I've been through that before, though the tooth was very obviously cracked at that point - cold sensitive, heat sensitive, generally achy, and when they did the root canal, they saw the crack all the way through. This one doesn't have any obvious issues but there could certainly be something not visible.
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:12 AM
 
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You have cracked tooth syndrome the dentist will use a dye or a tooth sluth to see were the check is. A crown will take care of it. Or you can have it removed and pay twice as much for a bridge. My wife works in the dental field for over 25 tr.
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:20 AM
 
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I have the crown and it still hurts to bite on.
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:21 AM
 
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It's not severe and there's no heat/cold pain at all
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