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Molar Root Canal Pain
My molar is crowned 2 months ago, root canal was done 3 weeks age same molar. I am still having a bit of pain on outer edge of crown. Is it hopeless?
I had a root canal two days ago on a molar. Is it normal to still feel that pain after the root canal?
Yes, but report: Root canal therapy is like the tooth receiving a gut surgery: all nerves and blood inside are cleaned and sterilized. There are still nerves right underneath the molar that needs to heal. This is the nerve that connects the brain and the tooth, so during this nerve's healing your brain will be receiving some pain signal. Do report this to your dentist, however, as it is good info to check healing. ...Read more
What can be causing pain under an old root canal that was never capped. The molar is rotting away under it and the post is protruding slightly?
Many things: Exposure to decay will reinfect the root canal.Also there is a good possibility of fracture.The pain is probably from an abscess. It is protocol that all posterior teeth that have root canals receive a crown afterward, to avoid these complications. See an endodontist asap to diagnose and recommend proper treatment! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a root canal done in my molar. After one month i felt pain while eating on it. I went to the dr. And he told me it's broken into two halvess i don't want to remove it if at all possible. Do I have other options?
Nature will prevail: Most rct teeth that fracture in half require removal. No one can force you to have treatment that you do not want. However, if the tooth is unrestorable, as advised by your dentist, and you elect to just leave it, in time you are almost guaranteed pain & swelling & have less options & more problems. Sometimes one has to accept the inevitable and cut their losses early. If unsure, seek 2nd opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had root canal on my molar 6 days ago. I went back for 2nd session but still painful sodentist says come back after 5 days. I still feel slight pain.
Multiple reasons: Some pain after root canal treatment is normal. If your dentist does root canal in multiple visits, it is possible all the diseased pulp tissue was not removed after visit 1. After the final visit , pain may persist for a while, depending on many factors. If the pain is getting worse, call your dentist and get in sooner. If you don't get an adequet explanation, get a second opinion from an endodo. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had my molar crowned first, and did root canal from bottom of crown, because of infection, pain etc. After root canal, when do I know it went well?
About a week: A root canal from the bottom is typically done only after a conventional root canal treatment had been done. This procedure is called an apicoectomy. If this is your case, then your symptoms should resolve within a week. If a root canal was not done on that molar previously, you may want to see a specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How likely is it that i will have to have a root canal? I have a molar that broke in half about a month ago. There has been no pain. I have a dentist appointment next week, but haven't gone before now because i had no insurance. Is it almost guaranteed th
Portland, : Portland, not a guarantee. Likely possibilities range from needing a crown to needing an extraction. I'm encouraged that you 're seeing the dentist prior to pain. This approach will tend to help you save teeth, save money, and keep you healthier. Hope this is helpful, michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow dentistry at suburban square 610-649-0313 www.Dentistryatsuburbansquare.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots of reasons: Could be the sore tooth has issues that need to be addressed, such as cavity, split, etc. Could be referred pain from the root canal treated tooth as the infection clears and the area heals. Could be an occlusal problem, with change in the way teeth meet as adjacent teeth are reshaped. In any case, please call your dentist and let him/her take a look. Probably a simple fix. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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