I had some porcelain crowns done. Three of them are really sensitive to temps and biting down. It has been like this for almost three weeks. My dentist wants to wait. I got a second opinion. That dentist thought there might be some tooth exposed, but he couldn’t tell for sure. What should I do?
When new porcelain crowns are sensitive to hot/cold temperatures, it can take a few weeks for them to normalize. Because you’ve gotten a second opinion and they didn’t see an obvious problem, I’m inclined to think it is a matter of giving it enough time to settle down. As long as it isn’t getting worse, I wouldn’t worry about it and just treat them gently for a few more weeks. If, however, it gets worse, you may need a root canal treatment. In that case I’d see your dentist to find out which of your teeth isn’t healing properly.
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