Dr. Eric Linden, DMD, MSD

595 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 7 Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 07677

(201) 307-0339

Serving New Jersey

Monday 8:30AM–5PM
Tuesday 9:30AM–6PM
Wednesday Closed

Thursday 8:30AM–5PM
Friday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Could an Ill-fitting Crown be the Source of Severe Jaw/Ear Pain?

Did this cracked tooth have a root canal?  Did the dentist mention if the nerve/pulp of the tooth was close? Did you traumatize the tooth by falling or hitting something against your face?  Does your bite feel normal? Did you have a new x-ray taken?  Has your bite been checked again to make sure the occlusion is acceptable?

These are some of the possibilities for a diagnosis:

  1. Cracked tooth below the gum into the bone
  2. Need for root canal – nerve involvement
  3. TMJ issues
  4. Infection/decay in tooth
  5. Infection in the bone

I would suggest seeing a Periodontist for a complete evaluation ASAP.

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