August2 2015-12-08 15:38:06
I chipped off a piece of a lower back molar and went to my dentist on
June 10, 2003. He offered two solutions: Onlay or Crown. Due to his
recommndation, I chose onlay – a decision I painfully regret. He
proceeded to due the onlay and had the dental technician take two
impressions: one for the temporary and one for the permanent onlay.
Later, I felt pain in my cheek that was caused by the onlay tooth
digging a hole into the cheek. I called my dentist and was seen the
He filed some of the real tooth down because the onlay left a space
that apparently caused a sharp edge. I leave the dentist and on the
way home notice something happening with my tongue. He also filed the
other side of the tooth and now there was a pointy edge digging a hole
into my tongue. I called the dentist and came back the same day to
have the “sword” corrected.
Two weeks later the permanent onlay is ready. During this time I was
and still am having a problem with the onlay tooth “catching” the
inside of my cheek. The tooth is very close to the cheek and sometimes
hits it. Now, I wasn’t having this problem before the onlay was put
on. Why this problem now exists was and is a mystery to me.
My dentist placed the permanent onlay on and said it doesn’t look
right and told me he’d send it back. Another temporary onlay is put
on. Another problem developed with it and I had to go back for some
Last night, the temporary onlay disappeared. Pain. So now I had pain
even when drinking water. Okay, so I call my dentist and left a
message on his cell phone.
This morning I called the office at 7 (they open at 7) and was told by
the receptionist that he wasn’t feeling well last night and didn’t
return my call but said that I should come in this afternoon at 2:30.
We are expecting some bad weather this afternoon so I tried my best to
move it to this morning but was told it had to be this afternoon.
So now I am waiting for this afternoon. I am also wondering what to do
about this onlay tooth irritating the inside of my cheek. I will
discuss this with my dentist but it appears that there are only a few
options: File a lot of the tooth on the side hitting the cheek or
pulling out the tooth. I assume the filing can be done with a crown
and possibly with the onlay tooth. Any dentists out there with some
thoughts on this issue?
Needless to say, this whole scenario has caused me lots of stress. I
find myself being extra careful when chewing or even moving my lower
jaw for fear of hurting the inside of my cheek – ever since this onlay
What would have happened had I chose a crown instead? Well, I think
this whole terribly frustrating and stressful situation could have
Had I not listened to my dentist’s suggestion of doing an onlay, I
would most likely have been much better off.
Joel m. eichen 2015-12-08 15:38:10
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Steven fawks 2015-12-08 15:38:28
It *sounds like* simply a soft tissue irritation. This could have been
started with trauma during the procedure and agravated by the roughness
of the temporary or just a problem with the temporary itself.
If this office didn’t make smooth, well fitting temps. for an onlay,
they might not have made smooth, well fitting temps. for a full crown.
A smooth, well fitting permanent restoration should cure your ills.
Nice temps. are part of the treatment IMO.