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Dental crowns are a reliable tooth restoration option that can restore a damaged tooth as well as your smile. If you are experiencing pain from a tooth with a dental crown, you will likely need to come in and have one of our dentists, Dr. David Jones or Dr. Priyanka Dutt in Roanoke, Virginia, take a look at what is going on.

At Roanoke Dental Care, we understand that if you are experiencing pain with a tooth, there is a very good reason. Generally speaking, oral pain will not go away on its own. So what are some of the reasons a tooth with a crown might be hurting you?

— If your dentist did not perform a root canal on a tooth with a crown, it is possible that the crown may be pressing down on the nerve in the tooth pulp. This is why our dentists to put crowns on teeth after a root canal is performed.

— Do you have a crown on a tooth which had fillings on it? If this is the case, the older filling may be leaking. When this happens, bacteria might be infecting the nerve root.

— If you grind your teeth in your sleep (you may have heard of our team referring to that as bruxism), this can affect a crown if your bite is misaligned. Wearing a night guard can help prevent pain in your teeth, crown, and jaw.

Protecting your dental crown restoration from causing problems in your smile means keeping bacteria levels at a minimum. Your daily habits make all the difference–brushing, flossing, and using an antimicrobial mouthwash can keep bacteria at bay. And finally, routine professional dental cleanings will remove tartar from your pearly white and gumline as well as allow us to look for signs of gum disease.

Are you currently experiencing pain from a dental crown restoration? You will want to have it check to make sure there is no infection going on. Dr. David Jones and Dr. Priyanka Dutt are happy to help you keep your smile healthy, vibrant and in good shape for a lifetime of smiles! Please call 540-685-0105 for more information.