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Question:
I had a temporary crown done about a week ago. I am still having pain where the work was done.

The dentist office called and said I needed to come back in because the impression didn't come out right. Can this cause the pain? ...Visitor from SC

Answer:
Yes. Since you are already experiencing pain symptoms, it is likely that the errors in the impression caused the creation of a temporary crown that may be "hitting" the opposing tooth too soon, when compared with adjacent teeth.

It is good that the technical error was discovered, albeit perhaps a bit delayed.

Another temporary crown will likely be recommended for a "try in" period. Make sure you DO NOT approve the fabrication of the final, porcelain crown until ALL cosmetic and functional goals (no pain or discomfort) are satisfied.

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