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Old 06-04-2020, 09:19 PM
 
Location: USA
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Crown recommendation for sensitive tooth?
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Thanks for responses to my threads.


The tooth sensitivity/pain started suddenly and aggravates when I did floss. I used sensodyne toothpaste for a week. I felt better on sensitivity, but pain was there, while chewing.



I went to dentist to know what is going on. He applied some cold air to the subject tooth, but I did not feel sensitivity.


He asked to take RX Mouthwash, SF 5000 (Fluoride toothpaste) and antibiotics. He told me that the issue related to GUM.



He recommend for crown, that is is going to cost a heck of a lot. I'd much rather keep as much of an original healthy tooth as possible. Plus, a crown is a more complex multiple-step procedure.


After taking RX Mouthwash, SF 5000 (Fluoride toothpaste) and antibiotics for two weeks, I did not feel sensitivity or pain while flossing or chewing.


I am puzzled .



Do I need to consider Crown or an alternate procedure feasible in this situation?


What kind of dentist, can perform this alternate procedure?


Thanks for guidance.
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Old 06-05-2020, 11:25 PM
 
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What work have you had done to this tooth? Filling, root canal, anything else?
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Old 06-06-2020, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Huntsville Area
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Hang back. The problem will or will not repeat itself. If the pain comes back, then take the next step. And there's no worse pain than a toothache, as it seems to come on Friday morning when no dentists come to work until Monday.

Your tooth may actually require a root canal. Our local husband/wife root canal specialists are now charging $1K--cash or ATM only.

Then most root canal teeth require a crown--another $850 on average in our market. It's a 2 trip job since the crown's got to come from a dental lab.

I have a dentist that does crowns for $750, and she has a scan of your mouth electronically. Then a CNC machine carves the tooth in 6 minutes. It's a one trip crown--and very few adjustments are required.
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