I recently had a bridge replaced for the third time. The first was done about 20 years ago. When the old bridge was taken off my dentist did a root canal on one tooth. The impressions were taken and the bridge ordered. No temp bridge was installed at that time and I begin chewing on my newly exposed (previously bridged) teeth. These teeth were somewhat straightened with braces years back to install the first bridge, since they were badly tipped. Now that I had been chewing without a bridge I started feeling an ache in the teeth and an actual weekness although I didn't notice any loose feeling. I didn't tell the dentist thinking it would go away and now the new bridge is achy when pressed on the side and when pulled on from below with floss. I get a pain in the bridge on awakening and have to sort of bite down on it, push it down. Then the ache subsides. It's been over 2 months since the bridge was completed and I still have the problem. I have had a total of 5 bridges over the years and they never felt this way--all solid, ache free from day one. This is a new dentist whom I feel is well-trained, etc. but what gives?
I just had to have a tooth pulled on my upper right side, and needed a bridge put in. I got this done 2 days ago and expected soreness. However, now my 2 anchor teeth are sore. I mean, I can't chew because when I apply pressure, I get sharp pains. Is this normal? Will this go away? I didn't want to go running to my dentist in case this is a natural reaction, but I just don't know. My bite is off a bit, but I only have te temp bridge on. Any advice?
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