Tooth ligaments

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Hi. Had a root canal and a post and crown fitted to a front tooth.

However 2 months has passed and its still sore,painfull if I bite on it there seems to be a pulsing throb behind the tooth.

Went back to dentist twice and had x rays etc, was told that its tooth ligaments and should get better in time.

Any thoughts its been 2 months

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    Worth asking to see X ray in case the post has been drilled out through the side and not straight down the canal. Not a dentist but think if its pressure it is down to the post, as crown is sitting on it as well and it is taking your bite.
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      That is different as I have had many Crowns and normally the post is cemented in then an impression is taken both of the tooth and the teeth surrounding, so that the crown is then made and cemented in place later.  Did you get any pain when temporary Crown was fitted ?. Could be the actual Crown is pressing on the tooth or I have been told an air lock in the canal can cause a problem. Hope you get it sorted, but if in doubt get another Dentist to give a view as you can spend a lot of money and still have to have it extracted and either a false one or implant put in.
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      Yes. I think a second opinion is needed.

      However I understand that the crown and post cannot be removed.

      No problem with temp crown, but dentist had to tug and grind it off.

      Thats what I think the ligament damage came from

      All ok today, but when I get up quickly or walk downstairs I have a pulse sensation from the tooth.

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    Mike, Normally the crown is ground away to leave the post, as in my early days it was acrylic / plastic crowns before the stronger Procelain crowns came in. Any temporary ones I have had have been taken off easily just by grinding down one side. Think you are on the right track for a second opinion. I recently went to a Dentist for quotes on implants and they told me I was not cleaning my mouth properly and I would have to pay £500 for tests and a first Hygiene appointment followed by additional costs to have teeth cleaned under local anaesthetic. Next Dentists Hygienist told me that if everyone kept their teeth as well as me should would be redundant. Thats' what makes second opinions worthwhile and we cannot see what they are doing and have to trust them.

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