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Old 07-31-2019, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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A few days ago I started having minor soreness around an old root canal tooth. Yesterday and today the pain hs been worse than when it originally began. It is a consistant throbbing that is bearable but barely without any pain relievers. When I bite down or put any pressure on the tooth, it is extremely painful. There is no swelling. I can not get see to my dentist for another day or so due to my work schedule. What could this possibly mean for the tooth? Could there be an infection?
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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When that happened to me, it was an abscess. I had to have the root canal redone and take antibiotics.
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I have an old tooth issue, molar, that's lost some filling, and it's going on over 10 yrs and dentist wanted to do a big job back then but I declined, and what keeps me pain free, if and when it flairs and it can from time to time, some drops of Myrrh Tincture...amazing stuff. This is what I do and I've had a lot of dental work and not looking for any these days. Do a search on Myrrh and I keep a little bottle handy...
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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A few days ago I started having minor soreness around an old root canal tooth. Yesterday and today the pain hs been worse than when it originally began. It is a consistant throbbing that is bearable but barely without any pain relievers. When I bite down or put any pressure on the tooth, it is extremely painful. There is no swelling. I can not get see to my dentist for another day or so due to my work schedule. What could this possibly mean for the tooth? Could there be an infection?
I just had that also from a tooth that had a root canal in late 2009, followed by a crown. Took antibiotics to clear up the infection, and then the dentist tried another root canal right through the crown. He found out the tooth root was fractured, and ended up pulling it completely. At age 60, it was the first adult tooth I ever had to have completely removed.

Don't wait to get it checked out!
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:59 PM
 
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Push grease.
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:05 AM
 
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Yes, you can have an abscess at the site of a root-canalled tooth. One of my more interesting travel stories: I was ignoring twinges in one tooth before DH and I went on a vacation to Budapest and Prague. The change in altitude on the plane must have aggravated things because I spent a VERY painful night in Budapest and barely slept. DH always carried a stash of opioids because he had a creaky back- those didn't even work. It was the weekend and we were leaving for Prague on Monday.

We were staying in the Hilton on points and I asked the concierge for help the next morning. He found an English-speaking place open on Saturday, packed us into a cab, told the driver where to take us. The clinic was immaculate, staffed mostly by young women in lightweight white uniforms (what DH told me later was that he could see they were all wearing thong underwear!). It was the first time I'd ever had a panoramic X-Ray (probably early in the 2000s). The tooth had been root-canalled and she said the only thing to do was pull it. So she did. Cost for everything including the panoramic X-Ray was $78. I was back on the street sightseeing immediately although I stuck with soft foods the first 24 hours.

The next morning I gave the concierge a generous tip.
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Pressure pain in the way you describe sounds like an infection. That sucker needs to breathe and be disinfected.
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