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Old Root Canal Pain
Is it normal to file down a tooth that was causing pain from a crack in the crown over a 3 year old root canal? I had a crack in a crown over a 3 yr old root canal and pain was coming from this crack and my dentist said it needed to be filed down which ca
Your : Your dentist filed down your tooth to take it out of occlusion, in this way it would not be hitting the opposite tooth, which would cause you pain. The filing down of the tooth did not cause the abscess... The fracture which allowed food and bacteria under the gumline did. What was discussed with your dentist? Is the tooth restorable, or does it need to be extracted? Did he/she give you another appointment to extract it, or did they refer you to an oral surgeon? Were you given antibiotics for your infection? Only your dentist knows for sure what the prognosis is of this particular tooth. He may be planning to remove the fractured piece and restore the rest of the tooth with a crown, or he may feel the tooth is unrestorable and needs to be extracted. These are things that should be discussed with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an infection under an old lower premolar root canal. Intermittent pain. Can this cause a numb tongue? Appt in 4 days, can this wait until then?
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 and crown 6 months ago and I am having pain in that tooth. I didn't have any pain prior to the procedures but the crown was old. Could the pain be because of that?
I have a root canal that is over 10 years old. I am currently abroad in Paris and it has a dull bad pain with presssure. What are my options abroad?
Seek Treatment: From your symptoms, the root canal may be failing. I would recommend a referral to a dentist or to an walk-in-clinic. I would ice the area 20 minutes every 2 hours and start taking ibuprofen, if available, until you are seen. Antibiotics may be needed to help improve your symptoms and relieve the pressure. I hope you are able to seek treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24 yrs old with horrible teeth one of my front teeth are decaying no pain just sensitivity was giving the option to do a root canal need more options?
BIG PICTURE VIEW: If you have limited resources, spending a large portion of your dental budget to repair one tooth is not my recommendation. You need a dentist who will give you a comprehensive treatment plan--one that takes into account your dental, general and financial health, your overall needs and your life expectancy. "doing a root canal" is the beginning of a process--not the solution. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 18 year old had pulpectomy on tooth number 19, he had decay in the tooth and was in pain, is a crown always necessary after a root canal.
I have a slight swelling at the base of a 2 year old crown and root canal...no discharge or pain. Not red or white bump just larger than other gums .
Many possibilities: Possibilities include, but not limited to, failed root canal, fractured tooth, recurrent decay, food impaction, gum abscess, traumatic incident, burn, etc. please see your Dentist for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan. Don't try to self-diagnose and self-treat. Get professional help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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