I am looking for a little advice since I cannot be seen until tomorrow by my dentist. I recently had a root canal on my bottom left tooth (last one at the back in the photo). A few weeks later, I got a temporary crown placed over it. The area beyond the tooth is inflamed and hurts badly. It is causing pain on the side of my tongue and the left side of my throat. I have no idea what could be causing it. I remember them attaching a metal piece back there to keep my mouth dry and open, but not sure if that could be the cause of anything. It did hurt when they did the procedure. What can I do today to relieve the pain? Also, do you know what could be causing it? Thank you.
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I had gone through your complaint and the relevant details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The cause of your pain should be either of the following.
1. Check occlusion and perform coronoplasty (reducing tooth occlusion by restructuring the tooth).
2. Smoothen the margins of the temporary crown.
1. Do not brush aggressively on the affected site.
2. Do not rub salt on the inflamed area.
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