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I had a crown put on 1 1/2 weeks ago. It's all the way in the back on the bottom right side.

When I bite down I get a pain in the tooth. If I push on the side of the tooth I have pain and after the motrin wears off it's a faint throbbing pain.

I went back to the dentist and he said it was too high and shaved it down. It's still bothering me...is this normal? ...Visitor from Charlotte

If your bite was indeed corrected with the adjustment..... it may take a few days for the sensitivity to diminish.

If your symptoms seem to be greater in the morning, after waking up, the bite disorder may still exist, perhaps to a lesser degree. There is a remote chance that the build-up process used to prepare the tooth for the crown may be causing nerve and root sensitivity that may indicate the need for a root canal.

Getting a consult from a Prosthodontist would be worthwhile in the event your dentist is unable to resolve the problem. If possible, find a dentist or specialist who has access to the technology demonstrated in this video: http://www.dental--health.com/video_tekscan_occlusal.html.

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