One of my veneers hurts

2015.07.14

I’ve had 8 porcelain veneers since May 2014. For the past 2 months or so, I’ve been feeling pain in one of the veneered teeth. I’ve had a dental appointment about it, and my dentist says that he doesn’t see a problem. What could be going on? Marci

Marci – The problem with the tooth can be due to a change in your bite. It is also possible that there is a problem with the tooth itself.

The pulp in the tooth may be infected and irritated. A closer examination is needed, and a diagnostic study—an x-ray may be required to identify the problem.

If necessary, the veneer can be removed and re-made. An infected tooth is addressed by a root canal treatment.

Ask your dentist to take another look at your tooth. You can also choose to receive a second opinion from another dentist. He or she will need to examine your tooth and perhaps perform an x-ray to identify the cause of the pain.

 

This post is sponsored by Lowell accredited cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Szarek.