Uncomfortable Crown For 11 Days

I had a crown on a root canal (it was done months ago) rear lower molar. No trouble with root canal or Temp crown. Pain Free. However the last days have been hellish. Went back yesterday and he checked bite which needed reducing. Still today I experience discomfort with it and wake up around 4.30am with discomfort. He pressed quite hard into my gum with edge of crown which was sore. It feels like the crown is never going to settle in and I am worried. Should I see another dentist?

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Answer: uncomfortable crown

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

If the bite was high or hitting hard, it can result in bruising of the periodontal ligament.  This will cause the tooth to become very sore and can cause sensitivity and throbbing, similar to the symptoms of a toothache.  It is best that if symptoms have not subsided within 48-72 hours after adjustment, that you return for further evaluation and to be sure that another infection is not present.  

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