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Old 06-25-2018, 04:21 PM
 
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I had a root canal 7 months ago. Recently the tooth is hurting, I can't even bite down on it. Went to my dentist and he didnt take an xray but filed down the crown a bit. he said it's possibly from grinding my teeth. Of course if it still hurts to call him back and he will prescribe antibiotics and refer me back to the endontist that did the root canal.

I am freaking out, I really do not want to have anther root canal. I am allergic to almost every antibiotic so that will be fun. But what would cause a root canal to fail??
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Old 06-25-2018, 04:26 PM
 
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The tooth should not be hurting because a root canal has no root as it was removed. The nerves are gone. I don't know how you would feel pain unless your gums hurt around the tooth.
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:56 PM
 
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Where is the tooth? If it is an upper back tooth, it might be a sinus infection or other sinus pressure issue. There shouldn’t really be any pain in the tooth at all since there is no nerve. The only pain would be in the gums or in the sinuses. I often find that I have more sensitive teeth when I have sinus issues, but that’s more because of the sinuses.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:38 PM
 
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The tooth is the left front, right behind the fang tooth. I can't even bite down on the tooth to eat! Just happened yesterday out of the blue. If there is an infection or if a nerve was missed, wouldn't it hurt?
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:53 AM
 
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The tooth is the left front, right behind the fang tooth. I can't even bite down on the tooth to eat! Just happened yesterday out of the blue. If there is an infection or if a nerve was missed, wouldn't it hurt?
It won't necessarily ache but the pain will be acute if you tap it or put pressure on it, it could be that the root canal will have to be done over but it shouldn't be at any cost to you.
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:28 AM
 
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It won't necessarily ache but the pain will be acute if you tap it or put pressure on it, it could be that the root canal will have to be done over but it shouldn't be at any cost to you.
Yes no ache but pressure it hurts. No cost to me is not really an issue, I dont want another root canal!! would antibiotics help?
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:16 AM
 
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Yes no ache but pressure it hurts. No cost to me is not really an issue, I dont want another root canal!! would antibiotics help?
I am not a dentist. I would suggest seeing one though. Even if you are uncomfortable for a moment in time it is better than taking advice from non professionals.
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:39 AM
 
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Hard to know what is going on but FOR ME I would dab some oil of oregano or myrrh tincture around the area. I've had 3 RC's I believe in my life and don't recall issues. If it gets worse for you I guess a visit to dentist.
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:38 PM
 
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I am scheduled to go see the endodontist on Thursday for a "special x ray" to look for a fracture.
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:04 PM
 
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I am scheduled to go see the endodontist on Thursday for a "special x ray" to look for a fracture.

I was going to suggest this. Several years ago I had a serious tooth abscess, and was up north doing some work for a few days and couldn't go to the dentist right away. So, I used Orajel to get me by until I could see him. He drained it, (OMG, was that ever painful by then!) and gave me an antibiotic to use for a few days until he felt safe to do the root canal. He did that, but the pain never went away. I then went to an Endodontist, and he did another root canal through the SIDE of the gum by the tooth. This fixed me up completely!


So, apparently regular dentists can't always get all the root(s) removed through the top of the tooth, if the infection goes real deep, or becomes an abscess like mine. But the Endo has techniques he can use that regular dentists don't.
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