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    Any chance I can avoid a root canal?
    yayitsck posted:
    I recently had one of my teeth prepared for a crown. It's been over a week since I got the temporary crown, but the throbbing pain will not go away without constant doses of Advil. I stopped in to visit the dentist and he took a look under the temporary crown and seemed perplexed that I would be in so much pain because he believed there is enough tooth remaining and that the nerve should eventually calm down. He gave it a steroid and medicinal treatment and told me to wait a couple of days. It's 48 hours later and the pain continues. I really want to avoid a root canal. Is there any possibility that I could wait this out in the hopes that the nerve relaxes on its own, or am I BSing myself?
    plazadental responded:
    The condition you stated is normal while having teeth prepared for a crown ; there are chances that bacteria entered into the canals and that is what causes the discomfort that you have experiencing. If the tooth is starting to bother you... don't wait to have it treated. I assure you; you might be happier with your own tooth restored.
    yayitsck replied to plazadental's response:
    The root was badly enflamed and would not calm down, so my Endodonist did the root canal, and my dentist finished the crown. All's well now.

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