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SweetsAndChocolates · 21/07/2022 18:03

I'm a little concerned (but hopefully have misunderstood this).

I have a tooth that has been prepared for crown- root canal done, tooth prepared (lots of drilling-feels very odd).

Crown won't be fitted until end of next week, tooth was prepared start of this week. Dentist said could have temporary crown but it didn't matter, so i assumed not having temp fitted was fine. However, after reading something I'm worried not having a temporary for the time being might be a bad idea?

I can't actually go back before the appointment I have, but I'm hoping for some reassurance. I think my main worry is because the tooth has been prepared there is a higher chance of damage/more issues with exposure to bacteria?

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Heatherjayne1972 · 21/07/2022 18:19

Why don’t you call / email the practice and ask - sounds like you need to put your mind at rest.
it probably will be ok. Keep it as clean as possible ( brushing and flossing etc) and probably better not to bite into hard or crunchy things

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SweetsAndChocolates · 21/07/2022 19:12

Thank you, I'm hoping it's ok, I just have an irrational fear of dentists and worry things will go wrong 😂

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Angrymum22 · 21/07/2022 19:16

If it has been root filled the tooth will have been sealed so there is low risk of infection. With no temporary crown it will just feel a weird shape in your mouth.
Ynless you start to experience pain just keep it super cl an to stop food accumulating around it and it should be fine.

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Rebelmcstreettuff · 21/07/2022 19:19

Absolutely no problem for it to be left until your appointment,it will be fine.
Your root canal is capped off so no bacteria can enter.

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maddy68 · 21/07/2022 19:23

It's fine ...the temp crown is just to look better so for example a front tooth. It doesn't serve a purpose. It's just a bit of plastic like a false nail.

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RobinHumphries · 21/07/2022 19:31

The temporary crown does have a purpose - it stops the teeth moving if the crown isn’t to be fitted for a while but for a fortnight it won’t make a difference

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SweetsAndChocolates · 06/08/2022 15:01

Thank you all,
I'm wondering, what happens if a tooth has shifted? Does that mean new impressions for a new crown?

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RobinHumphries · 10/08/2022 12:28

Depends how much it has shifted - sometimes we can just adjust the crown to fit

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SweetsAndChocolates · 10/08/2022 14:19

@RobinHumphries thank you. Due to unforeseen circumstances (and dentist holiday) it'll be 4 weeks before I will be seen now to have crown fitted (so worried that I might end up with a tooth that has shifted).

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RobinHumphries · 10/08/2022 15:42

Is it a post crown you’re having fitted do you know?
Try not to worry too much, I had patients who had lost crowns during the first lockdown when we as a profession couldn’t work and they only needed minimal adjustment and they were out months. (For full disclosure I’ve also had the opposite)

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MrsEricBana · 10/08/2022 15:45

I thought the purpose of the temporary was to keep the space ready for the new crown?

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