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Question:
Crown Pain: I had a crown done a month ago on a lower back molar by my dentist. (I did not have a root canal)

It was great until the past few days. I started experiencing some pain and almost a throbbing sensation. Definitely a little sensitive.

What could be the problem? ...Visitor from Tallahassee

Answer:
It sounds like your new crown may have changed your bite height that causes too much or "early" bite pressure in the molar areas of your jaw.

A common "tool" for diagnosing these types of conditions is demonstrated in this video:

http://www.dental--health.com/video_tekscan_occlusal.html

If your dentist is unable to diagnose this possibility, get a consult with a Prosthodontist, who are considered to be the "masters" of the adult bite.

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