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Tooth Sensitivity After Root Canal
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Root canal hurts: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that root canal treatment eliminates any sensitivity since the tooth is practically "dead' after treatment?
Root canal traetment: Most teeth that have undergone a root canal will not be sensitive at all. This is because all the nerve and pulp has been cleaned out from the inside.There may be a period of post-op discomfort, not for long, and not to the hot and cold triggers that many people find painful when their tooth is so damaged that it needs a root canal in the first place.If it persists, you should see the dentist again. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tooth feels exactly same 5 days after root canal. no temp sensitivity, but constant ache. dr said no infection was present. what should next step be?
Crown, but...: Assuming the aching you are experiencing is coming exclusively from the tooth you had the root canal on the aching should have at least improved by now. It really depends on how bad the initial infection was and as long as things are feeling better as time goes by then your next step would be placing a crown on the tooth. ...Read more
I just had a root canal on tooth #27 today. Is it possible to feel pain and sensitivity in tooth #26 from the procedure?
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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