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10-21-2015 01:34 PM
Did you ever get this figured out? My second root canal was done a year ago and I'm still experiencing shooting pain from anything cold! Went to the endodontist for a second opinion and he suggested retreatment (another root canal on the same tooth) which he said won't guarantee the cold sensitivity will go away.
03-20-2015 10:24 PM
02-07-2015 07:11 AM - last edited on 08-03-2015 02:28 PM by lithnicnac
Hi, I've had the first part of a root canal and too scared to go back to finish the process. The pain I'm experiencing is beyond durable. Presently I am taking 2x tramadol 50mg (I have a back complaint), 2x Paramol and 2x ibrubrofen 400mg every four hours. I am also half way through a course of antibiotics, amoxicillin. I have a respite for approximately half an hour every 4 hours that I take the tablets. What is going on, why is the pain so tremendous.
Please help with some advice.
12-18-2014 02:13 AM
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11-10-2014 05:24 AM - last edited on 11-10-2014 10:03 AM by li-ornesh
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11-01-2014 08:03 PM
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07-19-2014 12:51 PM
Sorry, that is tooth resorption, an uncommon condition. It is when your immune system thinks your teeth are foreign invaders and starts to attack them. Evidently it is not easy for most endodontists to identify. Mine had a CAT scan machine in her office. Please get this checked out soon, it can attack nearby teeth.
07-18-2014 05:48 PM
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03-05-2014 01:44 PM
It sounds like it is fractured. You need to be on antibiotics to see if the tooth calms down, if not and hurts when you eat or touch it, then it can be fractured. A dentist can check with a explorer if the tooth is loose, xrays do not always show a fracture. If it is too much to bare and you are having headaches, ear ache, whole side of face hurts bad, then you get a second opinion or you have it extracted. Do not get a crown over that tooth if you have this kind of pain. A crown will not get rid of this problem and it will cost you the money you put into it. Have an actual endodontics look at it. Good luck!
02-23-2014 10:03 PM
I had a tooth filled at a dental school. The dentist forgot to turn the drill off as he took it out of my mouth and drilled through my bottom lip. He was having an exam and had to have the instructors grade every step, so he laid a gauze over my lip and proceeded. I had to go up to the oral surgeon to have my lip sewn up. Needless to say, I have not been back to the dental school.
01-14-2014 08:33 PM
I guess I'm joining the club of painful teeth with root canals. I had a root canal done on my upper molar probably 8 years ago or so. Everything was fine until 3 week ago when I started to experience a lot of pressure on that tooth. I have had invisalign for over 2 years now and before that I had jaw expenders for 1.5 years (I'm 33 now). So, my first thought was maybe it is the invisalign that is causing the pressure (although it was unusual because in the past I felt only a bit of pressure for couple of hours after putting a new invisalign trays).
Couple of days later the pressure was still there, so I decided to go to a dentist. He took x-rays and told me that I had cavities in a tooth in front of and a tooth behind of the root canal tooth. He told me that the feeling of pressure was probably coming from one of these 2 teeth, since my root canal looked normal on the x-ray.
Couple of day later I got both cavities done. Dentist told me that my teeth might be a little sensitive for couple of days, but after that pain should be gone. Unfortunately, that was not the case. My molar still hurt and on top of this, one of the cavities he fixed was between the teeth and it seemed like he did not leave enough space between these teeth, so I couldn’t floss and constantly felt like something was stuck in there. I went back, he made some space (still not great, but at least I can floss now). I asked him about the pressure and sensitivity to cold. Dentist told me (again) that the sensitivity was coming probably from the tooth that had a cavity and that it should go away in about 3 weeks. Was he wrong.
It's been almost a month and I find myself still in pain. Or maybe not pain, but a lot of discomfort and feeling of pressure. I also know now that since the beginning I was right. That pressure is coming from my root canal molar, because now I cannot even drink cold beverages. My teeth are pretty sensitive to cold in general (especially ice cream, not so much cold drinks), but this molar takes it to another level. I can't even rinse my mouth after brushing teeth. I have to first warm up water using the right side of my mouth and then rinse on the left. I did the test with warm drink and it is not bad. I feel a bit of pressure only a tiny bit after I actually swallow the drink and not when I keep it hot in my mouth. I hope that it is a good sign.
I read all of post here and I'm kind terrified. I have no dental insurance and it seems like it can be one of 4 things:
1. I have a 4th canal that was overseen;
2. I have some sort of infection that did not show on the x-ray (my gum has been a bit sore for last 4 days, but maybe I cut myself
trying to get the floss though that tight spot between the teeth);
3. I need to get that procedure done with snipping off roots in my gum;
4. Tooth is fractured and it did not show on the x-rays.
Did I miss any other common diagnosis?
I planning to make appointments with 2 different endo to get their opinions before I start spending real $$ and let them dig in my tooth.