Sensitive tooth root canal

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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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 n tn Could this be the cause for the senitivity in this tooth that has already had a root canal? It is definitly this tooth. This is the only symptom......
Avatar n tn sometime the pain feels like its coming from one tooth but the cause is really a different tooth. when you had the root canal was the nerve actually damaged or dying or did they remove a completely vital nerve just to try and stop your symptoms? if you have a cracked tooth even one so small it doesnt appear on an xray it could be difficult to pin down exactly which tooth it is. get a second opinion before spending money on a second root canal!
Avatar n tn Shows perhaps another canal. Will reduce the root canal on Jan. 8. 83% chance of saving the tooth. Anyone with pain, and then infection (bump and soreness of the gum) should go directly to the endodontist. Please note, that the specialist is not cheap. My evaluation was $75, and now a double root canal (this second one) will double my costs. But, trust me when I say saving tooth is worth all the money in the bank. Again, thank you.
Avatar n tn However I do feel a slight pressure on the questionable tooth. I have since gone to the dentist once more and he said that I have a root canal because apparently the tooth is somewhat darker meaning the nerves inside are inflamed or something. I am not covered by insurance so the price of the surgery would be costly and I am just 20 years old so that's quite a bit of money.
Avatar m tn I was just wondering when he did the root canal, and with all of the shots, could that have made the adjacent tooth more sensitive? Or would the tooth that had the root canal still have some pain, or pressure whenever I bite down?
Avatar n tn Now i am having just a little pain in that tooth and more pain in the tooth right above it. It is sensitive to cold mostly. I went to endodontist and x rays looked good. Air did not bother them. She said a root canal is not needed right now but it stills hurts to drink cold things and a little sensitive to eat. It has been hurting now for 8 days. What should I do now?
Avatar m tn I had something similar to this. I had a root canal done and after two days the tooth next to it was killing me. A dentist trying to get more money told me that tooth needed a root canal also. I went and seen a reputable dentist and they said the gum had receded some from food particle being stuck under the temporary and gum. They cleaned it out and when the infection went away I was fine.
Avatar f tn The throbbing pain stopped, but the tooth is still sensitive to pressure after 6 weeks, and I called to see if they thought that a root canal was needed. All the symptoms of still needing a root canal are there, such as percussion pain etc, and my tooth has a smell about it. So I have decided to have the root canal which I am having tomorrow. The issue is the tooth is sensitive when i push on the inside of the cusps, and I worry about a crack.
Avatar f tn s not unusual for your tooth to be sensitive after a root canal. HJowever, yo may passes through pain depending on complexity of the procedure, condition of the tooth prior to the root canal - was there a possible fracture or presence of infection? Since, you are experiencing discomfort that resembles a toothache, then the temporary filling maybe too high. Check with your oral surgeon, as in successful filling , the sensitivity subsided in about 7-10 days.
Avatar n tn An abcess is indicated by clinical symptoms, swelling,purulence,temperature etc. If the root is infected then I would think you need root canal therapy--a tooth can be sensitive to biting if it is near the sinus and the sinus is inflamed. These are two totally different conditions with different treatments. I can not tell which one without examining you.Ask your dentist if the nerve of your tooth is dead, in that case you would need root canal treatment.
Avatar n tn t seem to think that root canal treatment was neccessary, but now that the tooth is prepped and a temp crown is on it, it's still painful when biting and I don't want to end up with a permanent crown that will need to be taken off for a root canal treatment. Not to mention still having the pain. I am going to ring my dentist on monday to let him know of the problems, but I'd like to be well informed and aware of any possible solutions or complications when I do.
Avatar m tn s an interesting one because after a root canal is completed, the nerves that respond to hot and cold sensation within the tooth have been totally removed (or should have been)! Therefore a root canal treated tooth should not "feel" hot or cold sensations. However the neighboring teeth may be responding to the hot/cold stimulus and causing referred pain to the treated tooth. I would suggest that you have the area evaluated by your general dentist or by an endodontist.
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 f tn My doctor said its not his root canal. But my tooth still hurts. I am certain its not other teeth feeling the pain. He said it would be very rare to have another canal in that tooth and I would be a textbook case if this was the reason. So I dont know what to do. i still feel pressure when I bite or tap on the tooth.
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 n tn Well, you may want to see an endodontist (root canal specialist) to see if you indeed need a root canal. If you don't need a root canal, I would advise you to see an ENT specialist to see why you're experiencing dizziness.
Avatar n tn there is always the possiblity (if this is in fact the root canal tooth) that they didnt remove all of the nerve.