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Underwent reroot canal treatment. Hair line fracture. Possibility?

hi, i underwent a reroot canal treatment month ago, it took three attempts to get rid of the infecttion. yesterday i went to give tge measurements for fixed crown. dentist did the procedure without numbing the area i did not feel any pain at all he planted an acrilic post and made a temporary crown and then took the size of my jaws and teeth several times with different type of jelly like materials.there was no pain no sencitivity any where, after nearly 2 hour procedure he fixed a temporary crown as soon as fixed tgat crown my teeth beacame very sensitive.when he put the post everything was fine. now he says there might be a hair line fracture But i never felt anything after re root treatment and during the yeasterdays i was not given any injection i did not feel any pain at all.if there was a fracture i sould have felt something. I paid himĀ£950.00 .please help
Asked On : Sun, 5 Aug 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm,
feeling no pain is the result of successful root canal treatment and after fixing the temperory restorations, sometimes patient do feel sensitivity, and if there are some chances of hair line fracture, then ask the dentist to do tender on percussion test wher he will tap on the tooth and if there is fracture or some apical infection, it will be tender to it and take one x-ray of that. hope you are not having any gnawing pain after fixation as it occur due to imperfect fit of crowns.
Answered: Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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Dentist, Prosthodontics Dr. Shivangi Gajwani Jain's  Response
Hi Sid,
Has your dentist taken an xray of the tooth, as a hairline fracture maybe visible on it. If not so, then please ask him to do so. sometimes if the fracture is not that discernable then applying pressure can help determine the fracture. after the placement of crown, you would have eaten from that side putting pressure, resulting in pain. If it isnt a hairline fracture then maybe the crown is high ie: when you close your mouth, that temporary crown might feel like it comes in contact of other teeth first compared to the other teeth. If so then your dentist just has to reduce it in size and you will be comfortable.
Answered: Mon, 6 Aug 2012
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