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I had a root canal done in feb and I also got a crown. Its been several months n still have pain and sensitivity. Themolar also bleeds. What should ido?

I had a root canal done in feb and I also got a crown. Its been several months n still have pain and sensitivity. Themolar also bleeds. What should ido?

See prosthodontist: See a prosthodontist for an evaluation. They are specialists in replacing and rebuilding missing and broken down teeth, bite assessment and adjustment, crowns, etc. You might need a bite adjustment or new crown with different contours and fit. ...Read more

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The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more


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Root canal after getting the crown are you supposed to feel cold sensitivity.?

Root canal after getting the crown are you supposed to feel cold sensitivity.?

Cold sensitivity: You should absolutely not have any temperature senitivity following a root canal.
You still could have sensitvity in the surrounding teeth. However none in a root canal treated tooth. ...Read more

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After a root canal&crown, I am experiencing pain (on/off)and sensitivity to hot & cold. Will I need an extraction now? Dentist is also out for 6 days.

After a root canal&crown, I am experiencing pain (on/off)and sensitivity to hot & cold. Will I need an extraction now? Dentist is also out for 6 days.

Dentist can examine: Each root canal and crown varies in how long it lasts. If symptoms show up, the dentist will have to re-examine it before deciding on what to do next. If the dentist is out of town, and a person is in lots of pain, he can see his primary care doctor or go to the er. After his dentist returns, they can together decide about extraction, implant, etc... ...Read more

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Since having a root canal 2 mos ago, I have gum sensitivity when pressure applied to the area. Discomfort b4 the crown. My endo re-ck & says ok. I? .

Since having a root canal 2 mos ago, I have gum sensitivity when pressure applied to the area. Discomfort b4 the crown. My endo re-ck & says ok. I? .

Lingering pain from?: There might be any number of causes for this- missed or accessory canal, crown or root fracture, bite high in excursions, and periodontal problem are some possibilities. I would suggest you also have your general dentist (and second endodontist?) take a look and consider getting a cbct (3d radiographic scan) that often reveals things that normal 2d x-ray can't. ...Read more

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Recently had root canal by endo. Cleaned three different times do to hear sensitivity. Just had gold crown put on and now hurts when chew gum.

Recently had root canal by endo. Cleaned three different times do to hear sensitivity. Just had gold crown put on and now hurts when chew gum.

Pain after crown: Three possibilities: the bite is high and the crown needs to be adjusted; the infection has flared up again; or there is a fracture in the root.
Check with your dentist to adjust the bite, if necessary. If that doesn't help, check with the endodontist. ...Read more

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I just had root canal treatment this april 7, 2015 but not yet put crown on it. Now, mu tooth feel sensitivity to cold and sensitivity goes on root?

I just had root canal treatment this april 7, 2015 but not yet put crown on it. Now, mu tooth feel sensitivity to cold and sensitivity goes on root?

Root canal: If you had a root canal completed, then the nerve inside the root that allows you to feel temperature changes has been removed and it's unlikely the sensitivity to cold is coming from the same tooth. However, the root canal treated tooth can be sensitive to pressure or biting or be sore. ...Read more

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I had my root canal treatment on front tooth last april 7, 2015 but not yet put crown. To my surprise, it feels sensitivity to cold now and cant use to bite because it pains. Is it normal? What should I do?

I had my root canal treatment on front tooth last april 7, 2015 but not yet put crown. To my surprise, it feels sensitivity to cold now and cant use to bite because it pains. Is it normal? What should I do?

It is not normal: After a root canal the tooth should not be sensitive to hot or cold, but it's not unusual for your tooth to be sensitive to biting. If this persists after a few weeks you should contact your dentist. ...Read more

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Hot&cold sensitivity/painless throbbing on recent root canal/crowned tooth #14. Xrays taken & rc failure not indicated & no surrounding cavities! Why?

Hot&cold sensitivity/painless throbbing on recent root canal/crowned tooth #14. Xrays taken & rc failure not indicated & no surrounding cavities! Why?

Some possibilities: First, if the rct was completed and the canals were filled properly, there cannot be any cold or hot sensitivity with that tooth. One can still have throbbing if the tissues around the root of the tooth (periodontal ligament) are inflamed. 2d x-rays cannot show everything. A 3d (cbct) scan can possibly show another canal or pathology present. Sometimes these issues resolve on their own with time. ...Read more

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Lower molar tooth hurts when biting down. Had root canal several years ago have filling. No crown. No sensitivity to head or cold. Thought?

Lower molar tooth hurts when biting down. Had root canal several years ago have filling. No crown. No sensitivity to head or cold. Thought?

Cracked Tooth: Teeth that have root canals are more brittle. If the tooth is not adequately restored with a crown the remaining tooth structure will be very prone to crack. Visit a dentist to diagnose the problem before the pain worsens. ...Read more

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I had a cracked molar that was repaired w/a root canal & crown dentist said I may always have tenderness on that tooth after biting&i amIs this valid?

I had a cracked molar that was repaired w/a root canal & crown dentist said I may always have tenderness on that tooth after biting&i amIs this valid?

Guarded prognosis: Treatment of cracked tooth syndrome is not always successful and the prognosis is always guarded. Your dentist should inform you about the prognosis and treatment outcomes. ...Read more

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Loose tooth post-root canal & crowning, how can this be remedied?

Loose tooth post-root canal & crowning, how can this be remedied?

Loose from?: If the crown is loose, intact and no caries, the crown might be able to be re-cemented. If the structure inside the crown is decayed or fractured, at least a new post and crown. If the tooth is unrestorable due to root fracture, periodontal breakdown, untreatable infection, etc. An extraction would be in order. This needs to be evaluated in person by a dentist who can discuss your options. ...Read more

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What are the cons of extraction of last upper molar compared with root canal and crowning crown?

Tooth: Is the tooth in function, meaning does it have a tooth on the bottom to bite against? If so, does your dentist think you will get more than 5 yrs out of RCT and Crown, if not may be better to extract and place an implant, especially as you are a young guy.. ...Read more

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What is crowning? Normally those that did root canal treatment did the crowning also. Does it permanently stick to teeth?

Tooth Covering: A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. Porcelain generally has the most natural appearance, your dentist will decide which material is best to use. ...Read more

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Little pain and sensitivity after root canal is done 3 months ago. What to do?

Re-evaluation: Have the dentist who performed the root canal therapy examine the tooth for any problems. May be a recurrent infection or a fracture. ...Read more

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Can sensitivity to cold automatically mean root canal?

Can sensitivity to cold automatically mean root canal?

Maybe: Depending on the type and the duration of your sensitivity you may or may not need a rootcanal. If you had recent dental treatment and experiencing mild to moderate sensitivity to cold which is transitional and should go away within a few days or weeks. If your sensitivity is sever and it's been there for a long time than yes you most likely need a rootcanal. See a dentist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it normal, after a root canal to experience sensitivity to hot, cold, and pressure?

Is it normal, after a root canal to experience sensitivity to hot, cold, and pressure?

No: These symptoms are not normal after root canal treatment, the cause of which may be for a wide variety of factors. I encourage you to have your treating dentist address these symptoms you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Wrong length for root canal, and sensitivity and pain on tooth?

Wrong length for root canal, and sensitivity and pain on tooth?

Please repost: Wrong length does not describe what transpired at your visit (s). Was the tooth over instrumented? Overfilled? Please explain. ...Read more

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Why do I feel hot cold sensitivity on my root canal?

Why do I feel hot cold sensitivity on my root canal?

A different tooth: A tooth that has had a root canal can fail but the symptoms will be pressure or throbbing. If you are having hot and cold sensitivity it is most likely a different tooth. ...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?

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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How long can I wait before having a root canal? I can't afford it right now, but my insurance will kick in in a couple of months. Is it safe to wait that long? I'm not having any pain, just a little sensitivity when I eat..

Hard to tell -: Root canal treatment is performed to eliminate an infection. This infection may be symptomatic or asymptomatic. The symptoms do not indicate the severity. It would be best to ask this question of the doctor that has examined you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could this be a sign that I might need a root canal? Within the past few weeks one of my bottom molars has developed real sensitivity to hot and cold. There isn't any constant pain, or any different sensations beyond that sensitivity. I've never experienc

Could this be a sign that I might need a root canal? Within the past few weeks one of my bottom molars has developed real sensitivity to hot and cold. There isn't any constant pain, or any different sensations beyond that sensitivity. I've never experienc

Sensitivity: Sensitivity can also develop from periodontitis. Teeth have also porosity as our skin, in the presence of bacteria imbalance (more than the usual) it creates an acid medium that sometimes decalcifies the enamel of the tooth creating an open channel to the pulp chamber (where the nerve resides) the treatment is the use of a medicated fluoridated cream or tooth paste, and if this will be the reasoning of your sensitivity you would have solved your problem.
Anyways you need to visit your dentist in order to determine if you have a periodontal or endodontic condition.
Good luck! ...Read more

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Does having tooth sensitivity mean you need a root canal?

Does having tooth sensitivity mean you need a root canal?

Not necessarily: Tooth sensitivity does not usually require a root canal in order to effectively treat it. There are many procedures that precede a root canal that can be used to treat the sensitivity. Most commonly, you should use a desensitizing toothpaste such as sensodyne and a Fluoride mouthwash. Usually this works. In cases of extreme sensitivity you may require a root canal. ...Read more

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Dentists, why might I have cold sensitivity near a root canal?

Different tooth: A tooth that has had a root canal cannot feel hot or cold. It has to be from a different tooth. A root canal can fail but temperature sensitivity is not a symptom. ...Read more

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I had a root canal treatment so how come I still have tooth sensitivity?

Depends: It is quite normal for a recently treated root canal tooth to be tender to percussion for a few days after the procedure. This is because the ligament holding the tooth to the bone is often inflamed post-procedure. Incomplete cleaning out of the canals can also sometimes lead to sensitivity. I. ...Read more

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How much time does tooth sensitivity have to linger for a root canal to be necessary?

No time frame...: Has the tooth been newly restored, or is this a cavity they you have not yet fixed? Root canal necessity is not always based on how sensitive the tooth is. There are many factors that go into the equation. Your local dentist is better prepared to answer your question. ...Read more

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I just had a root canal redone yesterday. Should I still have sensitivity to drinking cold water after I have eaten something hot such as soup?

Not from the tooth: Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy should not be sensitive to a thermal stimulus since there is no nerve inside the tooth. Your sensitivity may be coming from an adjacent tooth. ...Read more

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3 yrs ago had a filling. I think Dr. Dug in too deep to fill it. Had sensitivity for 1 yr. Now I feel sharp needle pain. Sign of future root canal?

Probable: If the pain is now continous, its called irreversible pupitis.

Its very close to the nerve. If the pain doesn't go away or get better, probable root canal. The dentist can know with xray to make final decision. Can you get an xray? ...Read more

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Does tooth heat sensitivity mean you need a root canal?

Does tooth heat sensitivity mean you need a root canal?

Maybe: Heat sensitivity does not necessarily mean you need a root canal. Depending on the length of time the heat sensitivity lasts and how it responds to heat compared to other teeth you may or may not need a root canal. Dentists will also look at other factors such as if the tooth is sensitive to biting pressure or tapping on it. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have tooth heat sensitivity, don't want a root canal?

Get examined: Heat is often a sign of an irreversible pulpitis. Root canal therapy may be imminent if you decide to maintain the tooth. Have the tooth examined for caries and/or a existing failing restoration. ...Read more