A 57-year-old female asked:
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gum around root canal treated tooth feels tender, not firm. been 1 month+.dentist said not inflamed, but there's a discomfort there. tooth problem?

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Could be: Pulpal infection can result in a bone loss or a cracked tooth. Consider an evaluation and xray exam to confirm that root canal therapy is successful and that there are no other complications
Answered on Jul 30, 2016
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Many possibilities: It could be any number of causes. Fractured root, occlusal trauma, periodontal gum inflammation, periapical infection, failing Root Canal Therapy, unfilled accessory canal? All possibilities. Requires clinical and radiographic evaluation. Consider Endodontic consult if necessary.
Answered on Jul 30, 2016
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