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Doctor insights on: Tooth Sensitivity After Root Canal

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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?

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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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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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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What is causing touch sensitivity to tooth 2 months after root canal treatment?

What is causing touch sensitivity to tooth 2 months after root canal treatment?

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 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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Since breaking my tooth 3 years ago in a cycling accident (had root canal), the odd sensitivity that started immediately has never gone away. It feels like a tingling or pinching. Treatment options?

Maybe normal: Root canal treatment can produce altered sensations. Go to a dentist and have the tooth x-rayed to make sure there is not infection present. Root canal teeth can easily fracture or crack. There may be nothing wrong, however, it is possible to experience your symptoms after treatment. ...Read more

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Is it true that root canal treatment eliminates any sensitivity since the tooth is practically "dead' after treatment?

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 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?

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?

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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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?

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

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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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I had root canal treatment on my front tooth last april 7,2015. and now nearly one month and sensitive to cold. the sensitivity goes on the root of tooth and can not use to bite food because its painful. Is it normal? Thanks

Visit an Endodontist: Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing tooth pain and use advanced special equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read more

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