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Are you experiencing discomfort around a new crown, or even one that has been in place for some time? There are some things you can do at home to alleviate this discomfort. However, you may ultimately need to visit Oak Park Dental so that our dentists can treat the tooth.

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

– Teeth grinding, which puts pressure on any areas of the crown that is too high.
– Previous fillings, particularly amalgam fillings, with leakages that can cause infection in the nerve of the tooth.

How Can I Alleviate Discomfort at Home?
The first thing you should do is determine if you grind your teeth at night. 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.

In addition, make sure you are taking good care of your smile by brushing and flossing every day. This can help the health of your crown.

When Should I See My Dentists for Treatment?
Call our dentists in Lake Charles, Louisiana, if your tooth with a crown continues to ache. Discuss your symptoms, including bruxism symptoms, and anything you’ve already tried to relieve the discomfort with them.

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

If an infection is causing your discomfort, root canal treatment may be necessary.

We welcome you to contact our office at 337-478-3232 today to learn more and to set up your next visit.