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Are you experiencing discomfort around a new or old dental crown? There are some things you can do at home to alleviate this discomfort. However, you may ultimately need to visit Quail Ridge Dental so that Dr. Jeffery Carver can treat the tooth.

What Causes Tooth Crown Pain?
There are several things that can cause tooth crown pain, like:

– A crown that was placed without root canal therapy could be putting pressure on a traumatized nerve.
– Teeth grinding, which puts pressure on any areas of the crown that is too high.

How Can I Alleviate Discomfort at Home?
The first thing you should do is determine if you grind your teeth at night. Watch for symptoms like a tight, painful jaw when you wake, long-lasting pain, occasional swelling in your lower face, and grinding sounds when you sleep.

Getting a mouth guard from the drug store can help alleviate teeth grinding, as can taking stress medication. In addition, you can try placing a warm, moist washcloth on your cheeks to relax your jaw before bed.

When Should I See My Dentist for Treatment?
Call our dentist in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, if your tooth with a crown continues to twinge. Discuss your symptoms, any bruxism symptoms, and anything you’ve already tried to relieve the discomfort with him.

How Will My Dentist Fix the Problem?
Dr. Jeffery Carver will examine your mouth and then may check your bite by having you bite down on articulating paper. This will reveal any high spots in the crown. If any are discovered, they will be filed down.

We welcome you to contact our office at 928-855-5042 to learn more and to schedule your next visit.