I am dealing with this persistent pain when I bite down. I recently had a CEREC crown done. It was placed on a back tooth and it is my first time with CEREC. The only way I can compare the pain that I feel when I chew is like a nerve pain. I pretty much feel like cringing when I chew anything. I have been back to the dentist twice and have had the tooth shaved. Have you ever heard of a cow chewing effect? That is what my dentist told me that I have. They said that the pain is due to this type of chewing. What do you think?
– Kathryn from South Dakota
From what you have described, I wouldn’t say that the pain is from the CEREC crown procedure that you recently had done. Generally, the fitting of a dental crown with CEREC technology is easier, since it is all computer generated technology. The computer actually mills the crown for the dentist.
Reasons for the ongoing pain after a crown usually stem from a couple of issues. Your bite could be too high. For example, the tooth sits up higher than the others, so it takes on more pressure than others. In turn, this makes it much more sensitive. Another possibility is that the tooth is infected. Inflammation can occur from the infection. This could lead to the pain you feel when you are biting down. Since you have been back to your dentist to fit the crown, it sounds like the more likely culprit is the tooth infection. You need an x-ray which will help reveal if this is the case. Although, sometimes infection is not visible with an x-ray alone, so you may need to visit a root canal specialist.
Best of luck. I hope this information was helpful.
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