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What could cause constant throbbing pain in a tooth that had a root canal and crown years ago?

What could cause constant throbbing pain in a tooth that had a root canal and crown years ago?

Failure: Unfortunately, even the best root canals and crowns eventually fail. Some may fail within months, while others may take decades. It is likely that your root canal is re-infected. If it is, a root canal re-treatment may be possible to save this tooth. Other possible causes are root fracture, gum infection, a problem with an adjacent tooth, or bite disbalance. ...Read more

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I've had tooth pain on the tooth I had a root canal on 5 years ago when chewing. Sometimes unbearable. Could it have something to do with infection?

I've had tooth pain on the tooth I had a root canal on 5 years ago when chewing. Sometimes unbearable. Could it have something to do with infection?

See your dentist: If you have a tooth with an old root canal treatment and it has started to show, any type of symptoms like pain or swelling, it should be examined by your dentist for possible infection and re-treatment. ...Read more

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How come there is a throbbing pain in tooth when I had a root canal done?

Varies: Even though the nerve in the tooth has been removed the surrounding tissues are still alive. You can still get pain from those areas if there is inflammation or infection. There is also the possibility that the tooth is fractured. ...Read more

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What can I do for pain years later in a tooth that had a root canal?

What can I do for pain years later in a tooth that had a root canal?

See a dentist..: I cannot think of a home remedy that can work. These pain problems can be difficult to decipher. I can only recommend your visiting a reputable dentist. In that way the problem can be found and treatment can be recommended. The treatment may be as simple as taking antibiotics to another option just as involved as extraction with a replacement including a dental implant and crown. ...Read more

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What is this knot I have beside my tooth that had a root canal?

What is this knot I have beside my tooth that had a root canal?

See your dentist : The knot is also called fistula is a sign that there is a dental or gum infection and your body is draining it out. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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What is this knot I have beside my tooth that had a root canal?

What is this knot I have beside my tooth that had a root canal?

See your dentist: The knot is also called fistula is a sign that there is a dental or gum infection and your body is draining it out. See your dentist for evaluation if concerned. ...Read more

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Why are my teeth moving? I am 52 years old and have noticed my teeth are actually moving. Some spaces between my teeth are tighter, and some are looser. I can see a couple of spaces that were not there before. A tooth that had a root canal and a crown i

Everything changes: Just as all the tissues of the body change with age, so do the teeth shift in response to the changes. These age-related changes can be augmented by environmental factors such as habits, trauma, and jaw joint and tongue posture changes. It may be prudent to seek an orthodontic evaluation to prevent further adverse changes. ...Read more

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A tooth ache(in a tooth that had a root canal 2 years ago.) I had 2 X-Rays, I was put on Amoxcil 250+metronedazle for 5 days with paracetamol. But it is still painful?

Endo pain: Continued tooth pain after root canal therapy could be caused by a number of factors, missed canal, fractured tooth or persistent peri apical abscess . Recommend consulting with a endodontist is recommended and a new cone beam image with a unit designed for endodontics could help reveal the cause of the persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Should i be able to feel any pain in a tooth after a root canal? I had a root canal done in the winter, and now i feel like i can feel something in that tooth again. Is that possible? Could i be imagining things, or maybe actually be feeling another tooth

There : There is no nerve in the tooth for you to feel pain from the tooth itself. There may be something occurring outside the tooth, such as an infection that is causing the pain or there may be a fracture in the tooth. Recommend you see the endodontist that treated the tooth for a reevaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in a tooth with cavity. Must I have root canal? What if i dont?

Depends: Most of the time if you are experiencing pain on a tooth with a cavity it means that the nerve is infected and will need a root canal. But it all depends, your dentist should do nerve vitality testing to determine if the tooth truly needs a root canal. If its just sensitive to hot and cold or eating you may not need a root canal. But if it hurts all the time and/or spontaneously for no reason. ...Read more

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What if the tooth beside the tooth you had a root canal on hurts really bad?

What if the tooth beside the tooth you had a root canal on hurts really bad?

Have it examined: Could be that tooth, could be referred pain from the adjacent tooth... Hard to tell over the internet. ...Read more

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Hi docs! what could you do to fix a broken front tooth that has already had a root canal?

Hi docs! what could you do to fix a broken front tooth that has already had a root canal?

Several options: Depends how much tooth is left. Ideally, a crown is needed. the tooth becomes week after root canal. You need to get an exam and x-ray to see what is the best option for you. you can also send me your x-rays for a second opinion http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...Read more

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I had a root canal 3 months ago but tooth is still sensitive to hot. What could be the reason?

I had a root canal 3 months ago but tooth is still sensitive to hot. What could be the reason?

RCT sensitivity: I will assume that the rct was completed. Properly treated root canal therapy teeth cannot have sensitivity to cold, hot or sweets. If the tooth is still sensitive, it's most likely another tooth. Patients have difficulty sometimes pinpointing exactly which tooth causes pain. See your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi all, i just had a root canal and everytime i bite down my tooth hurts so bad. Is this to be expected?

Hi all, i just had a root canal and everytime i bite down my tooth hurts so bad. Is this to be expected?

Call dentist: Call the dentist who performed the treatment, you may need the bite adjusted on the tooth. Often times some swelling of the ligament occurs during or after the treatment. This raises the tooth in its socket, causing a hard bite and pain. ...Read more

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I just had a root canal on tooth #27 today. Is it possible to feel pain and sensitivity in tooth #26 from the procedure?

Of course: The pain you are describing sounds like what dentists call "referred pain". Your root canaled tooth is very sensitive and the discomfort can be felt in other teeth. ...Read more

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