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Old 01-11-2020, 05:30 PM
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So first thanks for reading.

About 5 months ago a tooth began hurting. Went to the dentist and he took out the filling and thought the tooth cracked but found it did not crack and refilled. Said wait and see. I waited a month or so and the tooth began to hurt again so I went to a specialist who is very well known in the area. He's a good Endo doctor. He tapped, used hot and cold but nothing got me jumping out of the chair so he said lets wait and see.. it might go away. I waited but it continued to hurt so I went in and I told him I think it's tooth A. He performed a root canal on Tooth A. I thought I was good but all hell broke loose. Tooth A hurt along with everything on the upper right.

I went back and said I am still in pain what do to? We retreated tooth A. Medicated it and I went back for my follow up 3 weeks later. Still hurt so he packed it with more meds and gave it a few more weeks. I got hit over a weekend with agonizing pain and got in on a Monday. He said it should not hurt like this and I did not see any cracks present or signs of infection.

At that point he suggested a 3d x-ray which he as not offering in the beginning. The xray came back looking normal nothing looked off. So we pondered. The thought was ok maybe it's the tooth behind tooth A. So we opted to root canal that tooth. Turns out that tooth was necrotic and looking bad so we thought we fixed it.

Here I sit a month later and pain is coming back? Tooth A feels like at times it's got ice on it, like I smeared vicks vapor rub mixed with a dull ache. When it flares its sensitive to pressure. This comes and goes. I am thinking at this point just getting some teeth pulled but I fear that might not fix the issue? I wonder if something more serious is happening to me? Anyone else get odd sensations in your teeth or gums after dental work? I want to stress it is not the doctor. He was very conservative and is very skilled. When the toothache started I also noticed a strange icyhot sensation prior to any root canal but figured it was the nerve dying causing that.

Last edited by Stalemate44; 01-11-2020 at 05:58 PM..
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:05 AM
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What you are describing sounds unusual. You don't have to suffer like this. Good for you to have seen am endodontist, go get a second endo opinion. Maybe it's a problem with the gum? If they recommend extraction, use a specialist!
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