(Closed) Dentist: Getting a Crown

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Does getting a crown hurt
    Not at all : (6 votes)
    40 %
    Heck yes : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Not really... : (7 votes)
    47 %
    Other. Explain below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I had to get a crown earlier this spring.  My back molar had a filling that came out and it wasn’t able to be refilled.  Honestly, as long as your dentist gives you enough numbing agent to numb whatever area he’s working on you should be fine.  Sometimes, receiving the numbing agent hurts the most!  

    My crown getting experience went like this… My dentist went in and numbed me. Next he shaved down my tooth until it was basically a little stub of a tooth left.  Soon he was ready to mold and fit my temporary crown.  When the temporary was finished, he used a non-permanent glue to hold the crown in place.  I went on my merry way for the next week.  I went back and my dentist used permanent glue and fitted my permanent crown.

    One word of advice.  When you have the temporary crown in, don’t chew gum!  No matter how well you think you will be able to keep the gum away from the area in question.  Trust me πŸ™‚

    Post # 6
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @jalaamarie: Do they have to re-numb you when you get the permanent one put on? Or is it just a matter of popping the temporary one off and popping the permanent one in its place? Curious because I will have some root canals done soon, presumably with crowns as that seems to be most common, and I just never thought of how the switching to permanent crown works until now.

    Post # 7
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @ Kant: I believe that he just popped the temporary off and reglued the permanent one on.  No numbing at that point.  

    Post # 8
    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You could also ask for nitrous (laughing gas) as well as the novacaine if you think that might help!

    Post # 9
    410 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think unfortunately I might be an expert on this subject. I’ve had several root canals and crowns. I had a temporary crown put on after a root canal and because they did the root canal, there was no need to numb me. They said come back in a week for the permanent. Well…that stuff is expensive!! So I couldn’t go back right away and then life happened and well, I forgot all about it. That puppy lasted me over a year and then it broke apart. I finally went in for the permanent and thankfully it still fit!

    Go figure I needed another crown on a different tooth right away so they went ahead and put the temp on. This one didn’t last as long and it popped off taking a bite of a candy bar. Unfortunately this tooth didn’t have a root canal so just the air hitting it was enough to send me through the roof! It was of course the 4th of July weekend so I tried to opt for over the counter dental cement. WASTE OF MONEY!! I ended up having to call the dentist in on the holiday to get it recemented and then went back for the permanent. Thankfully my dentist is awesome and I never even feel the shots so it was completely painless.

    It’s easy breezy BUT take their word for it that you need to go back right away for the permanent!!!

    Post # 13
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Aw, man, bummed that I missed the opportunity to add my experience!

    I went to the dentist today and I peeked at my chart.  My grande crown count comes to 12 now.  So embarrassing.  

    They don’t really hurt, but of course you know that now!!  I would only say it hurts if it was a big cavity at the same time and they had to drill deep to get the decay out first.  I remember some of my larger cavities hurting wayyyyy more than ANY crown.  

    And what’s nice about root canals (if you ever get one), is that the tooth is (usually) dead and there’s no pain!  

    I have to have a bite guard too because I clench my teeth and have so many restorations.  But grinding/clenching in your sleep is probably where you got that crack from.  Even though it’s pricey to begin with, hopefully it’s saving you lots of money/crowns in the long run!

    Post # 15
    113 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m curious about the permanent crown procedure. I too grind/clench my teeth and have begun to wear away at one of my crowns. No cavities or problems, just needing a new cap. Let us know how the later work goes!

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