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i had a pulpectomy three days ago and when i touch the top of my tooth there is still significant nerve pain or what feels like nerve pain.

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Not uncommon: Pulpectomy is just the first stage of treatment. Completion of Root Canal Therapy will resolve the problem. Speak to you own dentist to see when he\she wants to see you next and if anything can be done for relief of pain meanwhile.
Answered on Apr 9, 2016
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Pulpotomy: A Pulpotomy is the first step in treating your tooth and the root canal needs to be completed. Some sensitivity is common, but if this is increasing , you have swelling , or the temporary filling comes out, then call your dentist ASAP.
Answered on Apr 3, 2016

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Sometimes: When a pulpectomy is done, the dentist is doing the best he or she can do to help relieve your pain. Don't think of the pain as an on our of switch ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Pulpectomy: Usually it is but each case is different. You may have an infection or there may still be tissue in the canals. Therefore call the dentist who treated ... Read More
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Not a good idea: A pulpectomy is used to access an infected pulp tissue through the center of the tooth, even if a crown covers that tooth. Ideally, you want to preser ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Farr
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Depends: Depends how big the cavity was, how much tooth structure is left, and how hard your child's bite is.
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