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Is tooth needing root canal sensitive to heat?

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Dr. Stephen Shpeen
Dentistry - Endodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Heat sensitivity

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.

In brief: Heat sensitivity

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.
Dr. Stephen Shpeen
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Sensitivity to heat may or may not be an indication for the need for root canal therapy.
Determining whether or not you require rct is more complicated than merely based upon that one symptom. Your dentist can examine you and determine what treatment is appropriate.

In brief: Sometimes

Sensitivity to heat may or may not be an indication for the need for root canal therapy.
Determining whether or not you require rct is more complicated than merely based upon that one symptom. Your dentist can examine you and determine what treatment is appropriate.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can be

Root canals are needed on teeth with pulpal disease.
There are several stages of pulpal disease that all exhibit certain clinical symptoms. Early symptoms are cold sensitivity, later and more advanced is heat sensitivity, and lastly is pressure sensitivity. Also these symptoms can occur together at times. And many times there can be pain without any stimuli. Have an expert evaluate your heat sens.

In brief: Can be

Root canals are needed on teeth with pulpal disease.
There are several stages of pulpal disease that all exhibit certain clinical symptoms. Early symptoms are cold sensitivity, later and more advanced is heat sensitivity, and lastly is pressure sensitivity. Also these symptoms can occur together at times. And many times there can be pain without any stimuli. Have an expert evaluate your heat sens.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Dr. Reena Gupta
Dentistry

In brief: Yes could be

When there is tooth infection.
.Caused by cavity penetrating enamel and dentin ..The exposed nerve endings and underlying nerve can cause sensitivity to heat..So heat sensitivity canbe experienced by a tooth needing rct but not always the tooth needing rct will have heat sensitivity..

In brief: Yes could be

When there is tooth infection.
.Caused by cavity penetrating enamel and dentin ..The exposed nerve endings and underlying nerve can cause sensitivity to heat..So heat sensitivity canbe experienced by a tooth needing rct but not always the tooth needing rct will have heat sensitivity..
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