A cap was placed on my tooth after an RCT, and I feel it is placed a little high. Will it cause any issue?

Q. How to deal with a highly placed cap after an RCT?

Answered by
Dr. Tanushree Dey
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 06, 2023

Hi doctor,

My root canal treatment has finished today and I got a cap on my tooth. My dentist said to eat food from the other side today, and from tomorrow both sides can be used. I think my cap is a little up and I have not eaten food from both sides. So I made a decision, if it does not get better by tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, I will go to the dentist and get it sharpened.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

There is a history of root canal treatment today itself and your are feeling the cap placed on the tooth is little high.I would tell its a very common feeling when we get some new object in our mouth which our body is not used to, it feels different. It is a very wise decision you have made to give it time of two days to adjust .Even after two days, if you are feeling same height and you are not able to chew like before or you get any kind of pain, visit your dentist and get the height reduced.To answer your question, no you will have no pain while your dentist will reduce the height, you will only feel pressure that too will not cause any discomfort. So no need to worry if it is not feeling normal. You can get it reduced without any fear of pain .

The Probable causes:

The probable cause is high points in the crown.

Investigations to be done:

The investigation is to be checked with occlusion paper by a dentist.

Differential diagnosis:

The differential diagnosis can be only a feeling due to a foreign object.

Treatment plan:

The treatment plan is to get it checked and reduce the high points.

Preventive measures:

Preventive measure is to avoid more pressure.

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