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Registered: ‎07-31-2015

Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to newenglandnew
Where r u!!!i need help
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Registered: ‎03-20-2015

Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to chacharcurt
Yes, you are right. There are many other possibilities that have NOTHING to do with dental hygiene. For example: I cracked my teeth in an accident and a friend of mine just has genetically bad teeth, it's hereditary. I use a sonicare, glide floss, arm and hammer sensitive toothpaste and I gargle. Some people are narrow minded with the little knowledge and life experience they have. My tooth still gives me fits, I need to go back in! Ugh
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Registered: ‎02-07-2015

Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

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in reply to online_dental_advice

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.
Regards
Melanie Brown

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Registered: ‎12-18-2014

Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to newenglandnew
I just had my second root canal done 2 weeks ago. My first one, done on the lower right side was due to a fractured tooth. Now that tooth broke completely but the dentist told me not to worry about it if it doesn't hurt me, and it's doesn't, but I worry about just leaving it after some of the things I read on here. My second one occurred 2 weeks ago. I saw an original dentist who did an x-ray and said I needed a filling for which an appointment was set up the next Wednesday. Over the weekend I was in terrible pain. I called the dentist office really hoping to get in that Monday, but got a voicemail, so I left a message. When someone called from their office I thought they were calling to get me in, but they were actually calling to try to push my appointment to Friday because the dentist didn't want to do fillings on Wednesday. I explained how much pain I was in, and was told we would leave it for Wednesday. Well, Wednesday morning comes, and I have a message from their office saying the dentist had to leave the office early because she was sick, and I should call back to reschedule the appointment. I didn't. I called another dentist in my health plan and got in that very day. He told me I was in so much pain because my tooth had abcessed, and I would either need a root canal, or to have the tooth pulled. So I had my second root canal, and was told to expect a little pain and tenderness from that tooth for a few days, but it's been 2 weeks today and I am still having what feels like a shooting nerve pain when I drink anything cold. Is this too long, do I need to call the dentist and tell him?
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Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to markowitz57
Hey buddy question. So I had a root canal I did over a year ago. Lately I'm feeling pain in that tooth. It's annoying, not sure what it is... Pain comes and goes. I've noticed after I eat I feel throbbing as well. I will be seeing and endondonist soon. Any ideas what it can be. Thanks. GB
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Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

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I am a dental professional, I can help dental patients via my new ebay page

Plz have a look over it, and get benefits out of it.. thank you..

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Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to newenglandnew
l take great offense to your statement that people that have root canals have neglected their dental hygeine. First of all who are you to say they have neglected their dental hygiene? I have not neglected my teeth but have had to have numerous root canals. I have spent tremendous amounts of money over my 64 years to try to save my teeth. I brush & floss so it has nothing to do with that. You are lumping everyone into one category. To have the problems of having to get multiple roots canals that failed & to loose those teeth anyway & then have bridges put in to only have to have more root canals in capped teeth that bridge is attached to has been a nightmare. To have a person that just lumps everyone into a certain category with such arrogance is very ignorant.
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Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to 2011dianept

Man, I thought I was the only one with Dental School horror stories!

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Registered: ‎08-29-2014

Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to newenglandnew
I am so scared right now...My root canal tooth is still hurting me after 8months. I havn't had it crowned yet as I got braces before it was crowned as I was told it the bracket wouldn't stick to the crown tooth. But now. I am experiencing my tooth cracking and pain...my dentis has filled it but the filling has come out twice now and this time the crack feels larger and more painful I just really hope my tooth can hold up thru these darn braces I really do...Its really stressing me out Smiley Sad
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Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to markowitz57

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.

Tomorrow's another day.Tomorrow's another day.
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Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to newenglandnew
I also had a dentist fracture on of my front teeth during a root canal. The pain was unbearable. When I went back, he never told me he did it. I ended up having another root canal on the tooth, and since I had to have the tooth crowned I needed a root canal on the other front tooth because now I needed crowns for both front teeth so they would match. I had to have a protheodontist make special crowns because my teeth are discolored from early antibiotics. Your root canaled teeth should not be sensitive to anything!
Tomorrow's another day.Tomorrow's another day.
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Registered: ‎09-03-2005

Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to newenglandnew
I had a similar problem. A tooth that had been root candles years ago started hurting. The first encodings I saw was very flippant and told me to see my dentist because I was grinding my teeth in my sleep. My dentist could see that I wasn't and ground down my crown to adjust for bite. That wasn't it. My tooth was so sensitive to hot cold and pressure. I looked for an endodontist in an upscale area and she found the problem right away. It was not the root canaled tooth that was the problem but the molar behind it. I was suffering from tooth restoration which is uncommon but an endodontistshould have diagnosed it. When she put cold on the tooth I wanted to jump through the roof. She took a CAT scan of my jaw and you could see the Jaw bone disintegrating. The bad molar was pulled and all is well now. If the tooth restoration is not addressed it can spread to other teeth.
Tomorrow's another day.Tomorrow's another day.
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Registered: ‎07-16-2014

Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to newenglandnew
Hot sensitivity is asign the nerve is dead.
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Registered: ‎07-16-2014

Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to newenglandnew
RE TO HOT COLD SENSITIVITY: an ivy league dentist told me if its cold sensitivity thats ok because the tooth is alive. Hot or warm sensitivity means the tooth root is dead.
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Registered: ‎03-25-2014

Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to scott93788
How did ur root,canaled tooth turn out? I have the same symptoms as you did.
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Registered: ‎03-05-2014

Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to newenglandnew

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!

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Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to princess*of*tides

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.

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Registered: ‎01-14-2014

Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to newenglandnew

 

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.

 

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Registered: ‎09-25-2013

Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to zagkitty

Did the dentist that did the root canel and then did the gum procedure charge you for the gam procedure.  I just paid $1500 to have the root canel and now he wants to charge $1000 to do the next procedure - seems to me that there should not be a charge?

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Registered: ‎06-07-2010

Re: PAIN IN TOOTH LONG AFTER ROOT CANAL

in reply to prismwave

Day 4, still pressure sensitive. Yesterday I accidentally chewed on that side. Ouch. Hurt like heck. Understatement. Note to self: don't do that again. Decided to try a day without pain meds to see where it's at. Trying not to aggravate it but still throbbing slightly. About the same as when I started.  In other news, my bad knee felt great for the last few days while on pain meds. Now that I am off those it feels much worse than before. Oi, that's just what I needed to take my mind off my tooth.

 

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