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Sensitive tooth after crown and root canal, how do I take care of this?

Sensitive tooth after crown and root canal, how do I take care of this?

Discuss with dentist: Speak to the dentist who treated you. He\she knows best what you should or should not feel, how long to resolve and whether or not you need to be seen again to evaluate the cause of your sensitivity. Lot's of possibilities in these type of cases. It could be as simple as adjusting the bite. ...Read more

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Sensitive Teeth (Definition)

The common causes are the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, gum disease or a side effect of a teeth grinding. The best way to find out why a tooth is sensitive is to ...Read more


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What can I do to know is i need a root canal or just a filling if I have a sensitive tooth?

What can I do to know is i need a root canal or just a filling if I have a sensitive tooth?

Call dentist: This question is impossible to answer without seeing the tooth an a radiograph of the area. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better. ...Read more

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Have cold sensitive tooth. Dentist says no infection but need root canal. Is this safe? Will I need antibiotics after? Scared due to c diff history.

Have cold sensitive tooth. Dentist says no infection but need root canal. Is this safe? Will I need antibiotics after? Scared due to c diff history.

No Worries: If you have sensitivity to cold, then the nerve is still alive, so that's why there is no infection. Can't tell if you will need antibiotics later... probably not, but you never know. Feel better soon... ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is my tooth supposed to be sensitive after a root canal?

Docs can you explain, is my tooth supposed to be sensitive after a root canal?

Yes: its a normal process of tooth healing. 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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My root canal (next to canine) feels a little sensitive when I push on it..no pain..just doesn't feel like my tooth..is that normal?

Yes: It is completely normal to have some tooth sensitivity after a root canal, since the nerve connection was just cut off between that tooth and the jaw...so the nerve needs some time to heal. ...Read more

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Is tooth needing root canal sensitive to heat?

Is tooth needing root canal sensitive to heat?

Heat sensitivity: A tooth needing root canal can be heat sensitive. Usually this woud indicate an infected tooth unless you are also senstive to cold. At any rate it would be a good thing to see your denist or endodonist to check your tooth. ...Read more

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Root canal done 6 weeks ago but tooth is still sensitive to heat, is this normal?

No: It can be one of two things. The tooth may have an additional nerve in it that wasn't removed or there is another tooth giving you pain and the pain is difficult to localize. You need to go back to your dentist to evaluate your problem. ...Read more

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