Few types of pain leave you weak, and infirm and toothache is one of them. If you thought that a crown would spare you that pain, you may be surprised. Tooth crown pain exists. If you are feeling pain around your crown and it is causing you discomfort, whether it’s a new or an old one, you should sort it out before you can have real relief.
Causes of Tooth Crown Pain
There can be many reasons behind tooth crown pain. If your dentist fitted your crown without a root canal procedure to remove the tooth pulp, it could put pressure on the affected nerve. And unless the bite, is perfectly aligned, a patient who grinds his or her teeth during sleep could experience pain from pressing down on any high spots or areas where the tooth is higher than it should be. Moreover, crown pain also comes from previous fillings, silver fillings in particular. A leakage in the fillings can result in bacteria infecting the nerve root.
Do you grind your teeth at night? If yes, you may have symptoms such as
- long-lasting pain
- occasional swelling in the lower part of your face or jaw
- grinding sound during sleep
- tight, painful jaw muscles upon waking
Using generic mouth guards can provide some relief. You can also use medicine to reduce stress and anxiety before going to sleep. Try to relax your jaw muscles using a warm, moist washcloth on your cheeks before bed.
When to See a Dentist for Treatment
If your pain stays longer, see your dentist as soon as possible and explain your symptoms. Also, inform your dentist if you have bruxism and if there are any measures, you have already tried to relieve the pain. Make an appointment with Brenham Family Dental and Orthodontics by calling at 979-421-9685.