<p>Last summer I finally got work done on a tooth that had been broken approximately a year. I would have gotten it fixed sooner, but I basically held off on it until my mom got dental benefits and I could afford the procedures. </p>
<p>I found what seemed like a pretty reputable, clean practice and went in for the work. They performed a pulpectomy to remove some of the painful infected tissue and scheduled me for a complete root canal a week or so later. For the second appointment, I was scheduled with a different dentist than the first who was not able to get into all of the canals. Supposedly, my mouth is on the small side and two of the canals were partially blocked/calcified. I ended up being bumped in a couple days later with the original dentist to complete the root canal, and then came back a couple weeks later to have my crown fitted.</p>
<p>Overall, I really didn't experience any significant bite problems and virtually no pain or discomfort, until a few months ago. Suddenly, I began to experience a foul taste from underneath a gap between the crown and my gums, but still no pain or discomfort, and given I don't really have any money left to pay for more work, I figured I would deal with it because it was just a little icky. </p>
<p>However, just today I have started to experience pretty bad temperature sensitivity in the tooth. It's fine to chew on but when the food is hot or cold I feel a pretty sharp pain. I've never had this problem before today and I have a few questions if there is anyone who is a dentist or has had a similar experience. </p>
<p>-If I am feeling sensitivity now (despite not having any problems before), does this mean that the root/pulp were not completely removed?
-If there is a gap, does this mean my crown was not fitted correctly?
-Would the dental office that performed this procedure likely fix it with reduced or no charge, or is that just wishful thinking? I really don't have the money to pay to have it fixed. It's either my tooth or no books next year. :/</p>