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Dr. Leopold Weinstein Dr. Weinstein
Dentistry
42 years in practice
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Tooth ache only at night when i lay down to sleep. The only way to help with the pain is cold milk or ice water. I had a root canal years ago on the tooth that the pain feels like its coming from

Tooth ache only at night when i lay down to sleep. The only way to help with the pain is cold milk or ice water. I had a root canal years ago on the tooth that the pain feels like its coming from

Please : Please go and have this tooth looked at by an endodontist. Sometimes the tooth needs to be retreated. Or it could be another tooth. Anyway this demands a serious look before you are continually miserable all the time from it. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
1,166 doctors shared insights

Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


Dr. Michael Lebowitz Dr. Lebowitz
Dentistry
29 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Cramp like tooth pain to hot foods.light tapping causes ache. xrays shows nothing. Endo say root canal not necessary. am uncomfortable, what next?

Cramp like tooth pain to hot foods.light tapping causes ache.  xrays shows nothing.  Endo say root canal not necessary.  am uncomfortable, what next?

Endo second opinion: In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary. Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion helps you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. See a board certified endodontist. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Had terrible toothache in upper left tooth. Pain went away after three days. X-rays-no root canal needed. Gums sore and cheek puffy. Root canal needed?

Had terrible toothache in upper left tooth. Pain went away after three days. X-rays-no root canal needed. Gums sore and cheek puffy. Root canal needed?

Probably: Radiographs are not a crystal ball... they don't disclose everything. Did your dentist check to see if the tooth was vital (alive)? Swelling may be from a periodontal issue, so yes, in that case root canal may not be needed. More info necessary to make a proper diagnosis. Have your dentist re-examine you or refer you to an endodontist if s/he can't determine the cause of your swelling. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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My mother has a cracked tooth at the nerve and needs 2 root canals she's in pain got no meds is there any home remedies for a tooth ache?

My mother has a cracked tooth at the nerve and needs 2 root canals she's in pain got no meds is there any home remedies for a tooth ache?

Toothache remedies: There is nothing you can do except get to a dentist for help ASAP. Until you see your dentist you can take temporary pain relievers. Alternate NSAID (Advil) with Tylenol (acetaminophen) for moderate to severe pain. Do not place an aspirin in the painful area on the gum. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Tooth pain because of a broken tooth and exposed root canal ?

Abscess ?: It's very possible. Call a dentist ASAP for an evaluation appointment. This won't get better on its own. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia Dr. Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Dr. Brian Langenfeld Dr. Langenfeld
Dentistry
36 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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Please help! tooth pain years after root canal?

Bummer: Root canals may fail over time by loosing their seal. Another possibility is a cracked root. My advice would be to see an endodontist, root canal specialist to evaluate whether the tooth can be saved. 10 year on root canals is around 90%. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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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?

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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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Tooth pain since having root canal and crown in January.Doc has adjusted bite.Still hurts.Want to have it pulled.Do u have to have abx for tooth pull?

See an endodontist: Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing complications after root canal treatment and use advanced special equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Tooth pain started 3 weeks after perm crown. Dentist: wait, see if the nerves correct themselves. Root canal? Wait? Heat hurts and can't chew food

RCT: Sensitivity to heat is especially a classic sign of nerve involvement and the need for root canal therapy. Pain on biting pressure can be merely the bite being high and the need to adjust the bite. However, both symptoms combined along with the course of events that you describe would make the need for rct very likely. I think 3 weeks is long enough to wait for resolution. See your dentist now. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman Dr. Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Crowned tooth pain/possible missed 4 canal from root canal 2 years ago i had a root canal and a crown. When i finally settled on my current dentist (for insurance network reasons) i had a root canal and crown. The first 2 dentists said i had a 4th root so

Crowned tooth pain/possible missed 4 canal from root canal 2 years ago i had a root canal and a crown. When i finally settled on my current dentist (for insurance network reasons) i had a root canal and crown. The first 2 dentists said i had a 4th root so

See Endodontist: 95% of upper molars have 4 canals. The missed canal is called the mb2 canal. Microscopically trained endodontists are adept at finding and treating this problem. I suggest you see one asap. In the future, suggest to your dentist you want to see a specialist. You are in control of your treatment! ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Had root canal 7 days ago pain subsides completely durring the day but wake up at night with severe ear and tooth pain ?

Sign of complication: As a general rule, if post-root canal treatment the pain is persists or worsens, see your dentist for examination and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Gabriel Malouf Dr. Malouf
Dentistry - Cosmetic
years in practice
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
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I've had a recurring sinus infection, coupled with severe tooth pain. Do i possibly need a root canal?

I've had a recurring sinus infection, coupled with severe tooth pain. Do i possibly need a root canal?

Maybe...: It sounds like there is an infection that is tooth related. If this is the case and your tooth can be saved, a root canal may be your answer. There are too many issues to resolve without a professional evaluation. See your dentist asap and get well ;-). ...Read more

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Dr. Gilberto Nunez Dr. Nunez
Dentistry - Cosmetic
14 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Dr. Tarek Hamid Dr. Hamid
Dentistry
5 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Gum slicing pain from extraction a year ago. Recent Root canal, another extraction, causing more severe gum & tooth pain. 5 dentist & oral clueless.

Gum slicing pain from extraction a year ago. Recent Root canal, another extraction, causing more severe gum & tooth pain.  5 dentist & oral clueless.

Proper exam: you need to do your homework and find the right place to go to,an oral surgeon or a qualified dentist who can give you the proper physical and radiological examination to reach to a diagnosis and a treatment plan for your condition,weather it's a remaining root from previous extraction or remains infections I'm sure it can be taken care of. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
1,732 doctors shared insights

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