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Dr. Seth A. Rosen answered:

Does having tooth sensitivity mean you need a root canal?

Not necessarily

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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.
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What can be done to prevent tooth sensitivity during a root canal?

RCT

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All you should feel is pressure and only occasionally. If it is more than that ask for more anesthetic; it should be comfortable. most of my patients fall asleep during the procedure.
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Dr. Allan Hawryluk answered:

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

Depends

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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
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Dr. Mark Iacobelli answered:

I had root canal treatment almost 3 years ago. The tooth is now in pain, i believe it is infected and sensitive to touch. amoxcillin any help?

Possibly

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Depending on how the tooth was restored after the root canal was completed will be a determining factor as to the cause of a possible infection. Recurrent growth of bacteria may temporarily respond to the antibiotics, but long term prognosis can be determined by your dentist or endodontist. A fracture of the tooth could cause the same symptoms and render the tooth hopeless.
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Dr. Stephen Shpeen answered:

Is tooth needing root canal sensitive to heat?

Heat sensitivity

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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.
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Dr. Joel Doyon answered:

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

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Was the root canal done recently and then the crown done very soon after? Was the tooth sensitive before the crown was placed on the tooth? Is the tooth only sensitive after the crown was placed? If it's the latter, then maybe the crown needs to be adjusted to settle into your bite. If it's any of the others, you need to contact the dentist who did the root canal and crown and get it looked at.
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Docs can you explain, is my tooth supposed to be sensitive after a root canal?

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It is perfectly normal for a tooth to be sensitive for a short while after root canal therapy. The bone and tissues around the tooth may be inflamed.
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What is causing touch sensitivity to tooth 2 months after root canal treatment?

Root canal hurts

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The first thing your dentist needs to check is the bite. If the bite is off you will be sensitive to hot and cold and maybe have a dull ache or inflammation and bleeding around the gums. You be clenching or grinding at night that can make it worse. It also can be the roots are not perfectly clean (which can sometimes be difficult). Have your dentist take an x-ray to see if there is an abscess.
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Dr. Morey Furman answered:

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

No

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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.
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What could be causing my tooth to be sensitive 2 months after having a root canal?

X-tra Nerve

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The reason may be a tooth other than the one that had a RCT or if it is from the same tooth there may be an extra nerve canal or a fracture or residual infection.
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