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

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

RCT: 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. ...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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Have a temporary bridge because loss of 2nd tooth in the back. Have pain and sensitivity to hot cold why did this happen told need root canal?

It is possible: If pain lasts only a few seconds, the sensitivity usually does not signal a serious problem. However, lingering pain after eating hot and cold the tooth nerve is irreversibly damaged and root canal therapy will save your 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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Every tooth that gets worked on. Ends up being a root canal. Due to hyper sensitivity. Why do I prevent hyper sensative nerves ?

Every tooth that gets worked on. Ends up being a root canal. Due to hyper sensitivity.  Why do I prevent hyper sensative nerves ?

Speak with dentist: Have the dentist explain the depth and location of the cavity prior to treatment. Have the dentist show you the full mouth series of x-rays and explain to you, what they anticipate. This way you are fully prepared for the treatment needed. After any restoration, it is a good idea to have temperate foods and beverages, until any sensitivity subside. ...Read more

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Had a root canal 3weeks ago and still have very minor throbbing in the tooth. The sensitivity to the hot/cold is gone though. Is this normal?

Had a root canal 3weeks ago and still have very minor throbbing in the tooth. The sensitivity to the hot/cold is gone though. Is this normal?

RC Therapy: Yes. All RC treated teeth have a 'bruise' in the bone that holds the tooth in. Chewing on this tooth pushes the root down into the the sore bone... this hurts a little or sometimes a lot. Ask your Doc for meds to reduce this imflamation or "bruise". They might even have you come in to have the tooth adjusted a bit so you don't bit into it so hard. OBTW don't delay getting the "cap" . ...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

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