Done root canal on molar. No toothache. Tooth no pain when bite. Gum feels inflamed. Been 3 weeks. Doc no idea what's wrong.?
See DDS. Have the dentist that performed the root canal check.
Injection Site? The gum may still be inflamed at the injection site. That third canal that wasn't found should also be investigated.
Done root canal on molar. Doc found n cleaned only 2 canals. Can't find 3rd. No toothache. Gum inflamed. Doc said will close up. Is this acceptable?
Blocked canals. Different teeth have different numbers of canals & unfortunately not all canals can be negotiated. Sometimes they become blocked or calcified. Having said that, I cannot tell you that that it is impossible to find & negotiate that canal. I have personally located & treated canals that even Endodontists were unable to treat. If your doc is a GD you might ask to be referred just to be sure. Read more...
Excruciating throbbing toothache 3 days. Had root canal yrs ago. Xray/CT scan normal. Inflamed gums around that tooth. Can't bite on it. What can it be?
Crack Most Likely. Sounds like the previous root canal treatment has failed. If the X-rayu and CT scan are "normal," then it's probably a cracked/fractured tooth. Unfortunately, cracks aren't always visible, even on the most modern scans. I'm assuming your dentist ruled out a gum infection? If not, that's another option, although that's usually not as painful as you indicated. Could also be a sinus infection. Read more...