Sensitive tooth needs root canal

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Avatar n tn Previously my dentinst performed a root canal on this tooth to save it. I only have this tooth and a crowned molar on this side. I went to the dentist for my 6 month cleaning and expressed my concern. He X-rayed this side and said there wasn't anything visable or no infection(7/5). While cleaning my teeth that wisdom tooth was experiencing pain that brought tears to my eyes. The dentist prescribed Tylenol 3. The next day while brushing with warm water it hit the tooth with the crown.
Avatar n tn I had a root canal & crown a year ago. With an increased frequency I have noted heat sensitivity for the tooth with the crown. I have also been having an slightly achey jaw. My dentist said my pockets are fine - x ray appears normal. Would antibiotics solve this problem or does it appear I'll need to get the crown taken off and another root canal done? Thanks for your responses.
Avatar m tn Everyone is pointing me towards root canal so I am curious if ANY level of sensation at a filling site means root canal? Everyone uses the word "pain" but I feel it is more "discomfort" not constant, only with hot, cold, or extreme pressure.
Avatar n tn Not sure if I chose wisely, since it seems the extra drilling might have caused root sensitivity. If the tooth eventually needs a root canal, will I have to obtain a new crown? I guess I'm concerned about having a crown, then a root canal, and no metal-post to strengthen the tooth.
Avatar f tn I switched dentists, he xrayed the tooth, and suggested an elective root canal if I was in that much pain (I was, during fall & winter). Just had it done Tues, no infection, all went well. But now the tooth is extremely sensitive to pressure - all of a sudden. It had been sore the past few days, but this morning I could barely brush it. Is that normal after a root canal? What could be wrong with it? I'm so tired of all of the issues with this one tooth!
Avatar n tn This can be reversible where the symptoms abate or irreversible and the tooth requires root canal therapy. From your symptoms I would venture to say this tooth needs RCT.I would see your dentist asap.
Avatar m tn Based upon your story, I would agree that a root canal is highly possible
Avatar n tn I remember this tooth being a little trouble when they did the root canal. He re-packed the tooth after looking at the first x-rays, and it has a curved hook-like root. I don't know what to do or think! Does anyone have any advice about what's going on, or what I should do? Thanks!
Avatar f tn In December of 2009, I went for a cleaning and the dentist suggested getting a crown on a tooth with a large filling. He stated that there was no need for a Root Canal. After the procedure, I continued having pain and ended up having to have a root canal. One month later, I was back in the office with severe pain. After many visits with no resolution. My jaw swelled up and I had to have the tooth removed. This required me to get a bridge.
Avatar f tn Got the root canal the following weekend and when the numbness wore off the pain in the tooth began again but only in the tooth that i got the root canal and it is very sensitive to pressure so i started back with the pain killers. Help me take the next step because i cant stand this!
Avatar m tn It is still a bit touchy when I press on it and more painful when I press on my gum above that tooth. This newly root-canaled tooth is next to this area on my upper palate which is causing me concern. Could the root canal be causing this to the hard palate? I am an ex-smoker and always worried about repercussions. My dentist and hygenist examined my mouth in January and again late in February and said everything looked very normal. Can you give me any advice? Thank you greatly!
Avatar n tn I took antibiotics before and after the root canal. My sister had a root canal the same time I did and she has no pain or sensitivity at all. The tooth is not sensitive to hot and cold. This discussion is related to <a href=''>Post Root Canal Pain</a>.
Avatar n tn Around August 08 I had a root canal on an upper tooth, (second to last tooth, left side) that had a lot of previsous work (filling replaced years back, then full crown 3 years ago) The root canal seemed to heal fine.
Avatar f tn After my insistence that the pain was still there, the dentist thought it was referred pain from the molar behind it, so I got a root canal and crown on that tooth as well, several years ago. I'm still experiencing pain to hot and cold and sensitivity to sweet. I'm sure it is one of those two molars. I have been back to the endodontist who checked the teeth with both hot and cold, and I had no reaction. The gum around and between the teeth seems sensitive to me as well.
Avatar f tn This tooth was subsequently crowned. A few days after the root canal the tooth in front of it became quite sensitive. In fact, 5 days after the root canal I returned to the OS complaining of pain and wondering if it was the root canal, which he determined was not the case. Now my tooth is so extremely sensitive to cold and biting.
9251290 tn?1464578539 Root canal treatment procedure is carried out under local anaesthesia, and is usually painless. If required, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication may be prescribed during the course of the treatment. so without fear.... Go to root canal treatment but make sure... Hire best dentist for your treatment.
Avatar n tn My dentist did not perform the root canal... the endodontist did... The tooth feels very sore and itchy around the gumline...
Avatar n tn Almost 3 years ago I had two teeth broken when my dog pulled me face first into the side of the house. On the front left tooth, my dentist then said a root canal was not needed and just put a crown on it. It has been sensitive to cold ever since ( I haven't not been able to drink without a straw or bit into anything cold since ) and hasn't gotten any better. 4 days ago I woke up with excruciating pain in this tooth and nothing helps, it just continues to throb.
Avatar n tn From what you are saying I do not understand why the tooth needs root canal therapy.If you can give me more information I can better understand the problem and try to give you some advice.
Avatar n tn (Crown was at least 5 years old) Endodontist found abcess in tooth and did root canal in May. Put me on 1 week of antibiotic. Tooth continued to hurt. Called after 3 weeks, told it takes time - couldn't possibly be infection. Called after 6 weeks and he saw me. Put on another 1 week of same antibiotic. Tooth/jaw still doesn't feel right. It feels like the tooth is too big for the area. I now have jaw pain when opening mouth and chewing. Tooth is sensitive to touch.
Avatar n tn It could be the bite or it could need a root canal. Sometimes after a crown is placed, the tooth can be sensitive due to the trauma of drilling the tooth. This could lead to the tooth requiring a root canal. You should have your dentist check the bite, the crown margins and also the vitality and sensitivity of the tooth. She should not have to live in pain so don't wait too long to go.
Avatar m tn After a few months, I started experiencing intense pains in the first molar when eating (not drinking), anything hot. I was referred to a root-canal specialist who believed he should redo the first root canal I had had on my first molar. Afterwards the heat pains subsided for about 2 months. Now they are back and occur even when drinking. What could be causing this pain? Could it be something besides the tooth? Maybe the gum? I have already been to 2 dentists and a specialist. Thanks.
Avatar n tn They will seal the root canal from the root apex and clean out any infection. Recovery time is not too bad, similar to minor periodontal treatments.
Avatar n tn I had a very deep filling that my dentist replaced 8 months ago with an inlay. A few months later, I mentioned to my dentist that occasionally when I bit down on something hard, I got a sharp pain in my tooth. He told me that the tooth was just sensitive and that it'll eventually go away. It hasn't gone away and now it has become sensitive to cold drinks and air. Am I going to need a root canal? Or can this be fixed in another way?
Avatar m tn They put 2 new temporary crowns on my teeth. After this, I was very sensitive to cold on my left tooth but the right tooth was fine. The right tooth was the one I had the root canal done on. Then I went back a few weeks later for the permanent crown and they took the temporary off and my left tooth was extremely sensitive to cold, to air, to everything. The permanent crowns they sent were the wrong color so they had to send them back out and I had to get temporary ones put on again.