A 24-year-old female asked:
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i had rct 5m ago for lower 6 with crown coverage now i feel pain when biting on it do i need again rct or extraction and why?

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Dr. William Jakavick
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
RCT return?: I cannot really tell without seeing it as there are several possibilities. I would have it evaluated by an endodontist to determine proper course of treatment. Do you grind your teeth a lot? Was there recent trauma to the area? Is your homecare good and there are no periodontal issues with the tooth? These will all need to be evaluated.
Answered on Dec 28, 2013
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Endo consult: You should consult an endodontist. Mos t common complication for lower 6 is an unnoticed forth canal on the x-ray. There is a wide range of possibilities: periodontal (gum) disease, cracked tooth syndrome, occlusal (bite) trauma. Options are: retreat if possible or extraction and dental implant placement. Rec. : see your dentist and request endodontist referral if need it.
Answered on Dec 28, 2013

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