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Temporary crown hurts

I had a temporary crown placed 3 days ago and it hurts. It is my 3rd crown and the other 2 were root canalled and they never hurt so I am not sure if this is normal. I can tell that the temp crown isn't making contact with my gum because it's too short on that side and that's where my tooth hurts. It hurts super bad to brush and I don't trust it (because I don't want it to come loose) so I have never eaten on it. Should I call the dentist and have them fix the temp crown? Is the tooth still ok? Is this normal? Also I am nervous that when they take it off to put the permanent it will hurt really bad!
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That tooth hasn't had a root canal at all. I have been testing it over the past few days and it doesn't seem to matter whether or not its something hot, cold, sweet or salty. Anything at all that touches where the actual tooth is exposed hurts. I will suck it up and wait the week till I see the dentist again. I guess in the meantime advil and babying it will have to suffice. Should I have him use temporary glue when he puts the permanent crown in place until I am sure that will stop the pain?
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Yep, that crown needs to be adjusted.  You really want it taken care of now because it could be something more serious if you had a route canal.  Sometimes the roots are really tiny and maybe one was overlooked.  Not trying to scare you but it does happen.  good luck!
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  My best guess is that the temporary is too high and needs to be adjusted.
Usually you can tell if a tooth needs root canal if it responds to cold, and especially hot, by giving you a pain that doesn't go away in a couple of seconds.
  The dentist won't have to take the temporary off to fix the occlusion.
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