I had a root canal on a bottom side tooth one month ago. The endodondist went through an existing crown but not from the top of the tooth. The tooth is still sore to the touch but I believe it is healing all right. My problem is that my partial plate wire goes around this tooth and it makes the tooth really sore, especially when I take the plate out. The pressure soreness lasts a long time. Also, I can't chew on this tooth when the partial plate is in. The plate feels awfully tight now. Should I continue to try to "fit" the partial plate around the tooth, or do I need to have a new partial plate made? The plate is 6 years old. The wire on the oppsite tooth does not hurt - just the wire on the affected tooth. The partial plate has four back teeth on it - two on each side. My dentist says the plate fits and there are no sore spots on the gums. Right now, I am not using the plate but I am afraid my front bottom teeth will move if it is out too long. Please advise.
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