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Old 08-22-2015, 04:46 PM
 
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hi

I had root canal done on a back molar in May. After that it was fine. Four days ago I flossed the bits around that root canal tooth. After that, the first two days that tooth become sensitive again, like I could feel it was different. Then today it felt like it was pulsating, and I am afraid that the pain will come back like before.

I won't be able to see my dentist till Wednesday.

Does anyone have experience of something like this? Will I need to root canal it again or pull it out? Or is it just a temporary thing?

Before i flossed, it was pretty much perfect. I just can't believe it could come back just because I flossed around that tooth.
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:03 PM
 
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You might've just flossed it too "sharply" in a little spot and irritated the gum. I do that once in awhile with my implant, the floss gets under the crown and hits a tender spot that stays tender for another day or two.

If it goes away by tomorrow, I wouldn't worry too much but do still keep an eye on it, and see if it flares up with any kind of pattern. If it does, then you might just have your answer (something getting hooked under the crown just long enough to irritate it).

If it doesn't go away by tomorrow, you should definitely check back with your dentist's office on Monday and see if he can slip you in between appointments to take a look at it.

If it gets worse tomorrow, call the dentist's office tomorrow and leave a message, then follow up with another call first thing Monday morning when they open, if he doesn't get back to you.

In the meantime, try swishing warm salt-water around in your mouth (you don't have to gargle or swallow it, eww). That might just be enough to soothe whatever it is.
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:10 PM
 
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I had a dentist that wanted to pull my tooth because I continued to have pain with it after my root canal.
I held out, after about a year I finally had no problems.
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:37 PM
 
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The pulsing sounds like a possible infection. Definitely have it checked.
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:48 AM
 
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You might've just flossed it too "sharply" in a little spot and irritated the gum. I do that once in awhile with my implant, the floss gets under the crown and hits a tender spot that stays tender for another day or two.

If it goes away by tomorrow, I wouldn't worry too much but do still keep an eye on it, and see if it flares up with any kind of pattern. If it does, then you might just have your answer (something getting hooked under the crown just long enough to irritate it).

If it doesn't go away by tomorrow, you should definitely check back with your dentist's office on Monday and see if he can slip you in between appointments to take a look at it.

If it gets worse tomorrow, call the dentist's office tomorrow and leave a message, then follow up with another call first thing Monday morning when they open, if he doesn't get back to you.

In the meantime, try swishing warm salt-water around in your mouth (you don't have to gargle or swallow it, eww). That might just be enough to soothe whatever it is.
the thing is I don't have a crown (I just had root canal treatment and we said we'd wait 6 months before crowning) so I am hoping I just irritated the gums. Though i don't see why that should make the tooth sensitive and pulsate. Anyway this morning it's sensitive but OK. Have to see how it is as the day goes by.

Thanks for the advice everyone!
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:49 AM
 
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My tooth was sensitive for a very long time. Still get it checked out.
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:46 PM
 
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My tooth was sensitive for a very long time. Still get it checked out.
What do you mean by sensitive? Could you chew with that tooth? And my case is slightly different: the sensitivity was gone for 2 months, and then it started again. And the pulsation.

Do you think I should take an emergency appointment tomorrow? Otherwise my dentist I can only see on Wednesday..
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Old 08-23-2015, 05:19 PM
 
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I had a dentist that wanted to pull my tooth because I continued to have pain with it after my root canal.
I held out, after about a year I finally had no problems.
Maybe part of the rut was left in the jaw bone after the rut canal. Probably because the ruts were wrapped around the jawbone.
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Old 08-31-2015, 04:48 AM
 
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I am also suffering from similar kind of issue. I had a broken tooth, however, no torment. The dental specialist bored and set a makeshift crown 4 weeks back. I began having tormented on the left side, top and base. A lasting crown was set 3 days back. I am as yet having pain in different teeth top and base on the right side.
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