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A 62-year-old female asked:

had a root canal two years ago, now gum above tooth and under nostril is tender, had veneers put on. ?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Sound like: The root canal may need to be retreated or that you have another tooth acting up. I would see an endodontist or my dentist for an evaluation.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Re-infection: Sounds like the tooth has reinfected. Best option is to get back to the dentist/root canal specialist who did the root canal and give you options. Re-treatment or a minor surgery in the gum tissue above the tooth may be indicated. I would not rule out a potential fracture of the root, which will present you with other decisions to make. If in doubt, get more than one opinion.

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Last updated Apr 4, 2016

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