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    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Default Gum Disease, Crowns & Sensitivity

    I was diagnosed with advanced gum disease 4 years ago which was not picked up(or was ignored) by my then current dentist, having never missed a six monthly checkup or been referred to the hygenist in the five years I was with them. Their only offer of treatment was to extract the teeth so I found another dentist! I've seen specialists and had root planning Iand still have my teeth, although the discomfort and expense seems never ending. I am currently in the middle of two more crowns, one of which is becoming a nightmare. The whole process started some 4 months ago and during that time one crown was successfully fitted (after one hiccup where is had to be remade as it did not fit) but the adjacent tooth has so far had three temporary crowns and currently has a broken corwn which happened when it was fitted. Originally, the crown was required due to a broken tooth and very high sensitivity due to gum recession. Unfortunately, I also nowhave a bite problem and cannot use that side of my mouth at all. I am due to have the crown replaced this week but am not confident it will solve my problems. I would like advise on whether the crown will stop the sensitivity and cure the bite problem. I have my doubts as these problems have been with me constantly. My dentist is relectant to root canal the tooth but I feel this may be required. He says he will do this after the crown is fitted if required but I do not want to have a nice new crown drilled and filled.
    Please advise.

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    Dr Pav Khaira's Avatar
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    Dec 2007


    Annie, I would recommend you speak to your dentist about your concerns. If the bite problem occurred due to a new crown then your dentist should be able to diagnose the problem and sort it for you.

    With regards to the sensitivity, it very much depends on diagnosis.

    Root treatments can be done through new crowns with extremely minimal damage after it has been placed and is done when needed. Your dentist will guide you as to whether it needs replacing

    I hope this helps

    Kindest regards

    Special interest in TMJ treatments, tension headaches and migraine therapy

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