About three months ago I had all of my Amalgams removed. I had a crown replaced on my bottom molar. I'm not sure of the material.
My teeth have been feeling great but after about two months the tooth with the crown started becoming cold sensitive. It has gotten worse over time and now if I eat ice cream it is excruciating. Sometimes just cold lettuce will be painful.
I thought I remember reading a post a long time ago about this and I thought the poster said something about this being normal and that it would resolve itself in time. I can't find that post now.
Can anyone shed any light on this development? Many thanks!
I must be a lucky fellow (joke). With 18 amalgamcide attempts at destroying my teeth by the Mad Hatter dentists I still havent needed a root canal. Nobody does root canals on wisdom teeth though every dentist I have been to except the mexican one tried to get me to remove them though they never gave a good reason.
So is it normal for the nerve to die after the Amalgam removal? The Amalgam had been there for years. I have no sensitivity to pressure, nor do I really to heat. It is just to cold. It is getting worse it seems (after nothing the first two months). I'm just going to watch it and hope this is a normal process. I wish I understood the process the nerves go through with the filling/crown.
but don't wait. pick up the phone and ask your dentist.
we wouldn't know. please tell us what he said.
this doesn't sound normal.
ohhh, actually it may be. I just remembered that some materials, like composites shrink a LOT when exposed to cool not alone cold temperatures. What happens is that... well, Amalgam is not bound to the tooth..it does not fall out because of the shape of the hole that was carved in your tooth by the dentist. It doesn't shrink much in the first place, but if it did, it would not pull the outer walls and the lower floor of the tooth together. Composites and porcelain fillings are bound glued to the tooth.
Some shrink like 3 or 4 times more than calcium hydroxy apetite and then they would pull on the tooth. This eventually leads to hairline cracks and eventually a crown as the tooth is cracked.
It all depends on the material he used. Very common problem for non Amalgam type fillings. Even if he used a material that shrinks a lot hen exposed to cold... just don't eat cold things.
I had all of my Amalgams removed in July, 2000 and the same thing happened to me. My dentist said it may happen because the new material is more thermally conductive than Amalgams and that I would eventually get used to it.
He was right. I don't have the problem anymore. It went away on it's own over a period of months.
I was looking back on some previous posts and saw yours and am wondering how you are doing at this point? I have been ill for nearly two years and after much study have decided the mercury must be removed! I am getting my fillings out in three weeks. I would appreciate anything that you could share like things you might have done differently or things you felt you did right.
Anyway, I hope you are doing well and appreciate your response.