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Old 06-06-2020, 12:45 AM
 
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I've actually been staying away from sugary goods for almost two months now because of my teeth and headaches so it won't be hard. I've almost gone cold turkey! but luckily this one time its not my fault and its a root canal complication. no new cavities for two years. I was thinking of buying some new toothpaste to see if that will help the root canal pain/sensitivity subside. But I do have a cleaning scheduled so hopefully everything works out.
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Old 06-06-2020, 01:11 AM
 
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I should actually get a second opinion. Never have I felt this kind of tooth pain before and I've had my fair share of toothaches so I should go see an endo. right now I'm just seeing my regular dentist and she thinks it could be irritation in the gums/bone or it could be a fracture. Hence the cleaning I have scheduled. But she still thinks it won't help and extraction is necessary. Gave me antibiotics for inflammation and during my course, it felt significantly better but now the tooth irritation and ache in my jaw are constant. I'm even feeling it right now. I really do feel like it may be fractured because I have another root canal with a crown on the other side of my mouth and it feels completely fine and it's older than this one. I feel like its deep in the bone. ill definitely go see and endo because I really don't want to lose my poor tooth. Thanks for the advice!
And the good part about seeing an endodontist is that you don't have to "go behind your dentist's back" to get this second opinion. Because it is a completely different kind of dentist. Don't forget to have all of your x-rays and any other tests you've done, sent to your new Endodontist prior to your appointment. No need to pay for more new x-rays.


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I'll read into that thanks! My dentist prescribed me some type of mouth wash for periodontal disease for the gums to see if that helps with the gum pain but I don't know if it's helping. I'm gonna check this out to see if it works!
Peridex? Just be careful about tooth staining. Although you did say you are going in for a cleaning soon anyway, so use it up before then!

Gargle with warm salt water, too. Don't swallow it
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Old 06-06-2020, 01:14 AM
 
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I've actually been staying away from sugary goods for almost two months now because of my teeth and headaches so it won't be hard. I've almost gone cold turkey! but luckily this one time its not my fault and its a root canal complication. no new cavities for two years. I was thinking of buying some new toothpaste to see if that will help the root canal pain/sensitivity subside. But I do have a cleaning scheduled so hopefully everything works out.
Sensodyne really does work. I use the one called Pronamel Daily Protection... it has a green cap.

And always use a SOFT toothbrush.

Good luck and let us know how it all turns out!
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Old 06-06-2020, 01:54 AM
 
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And the good part about seeing an endodontist is that you don't have to "go behind your dentist's back" to get this second opinion. Because it is a completely different kind of dentist. Don't forget to have all of your x-rays and any other tests you've done, sent to your new Endodontist prior to your appointment. No need to pay for more new x-rays.




Peridex? Just be careful about tooth staining. Although you did say you are going in for a cleaning soon anyway, so use it up before then!

Gargle with warm salt water, too. Don't swallow it
I'm definitely going to try an endo. I guess I've been so attached to this dentist because I'm hell-bent on thinking something is wrong with the tooth and it's their fault. But an endo must know more about this. Its always good to get second or even third opinions when deciding on extraction.im gonna try Sensodyne especially because my other root canal feels sensitive too but not as bad as this one. maybe it will help. I think it is that mouth rinse but it tastes really bad. hopefully, after the cleaning it clears up because I miss my old self ill definitely keep updated! Hopefully, soon I get some answers. thanks for the advice!

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Old 06-06-2020, 02:12 AM
 
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I'm definitely going to try an endo. I guess I've been so attached to this dentist because I'm hell-bent on thinking something is wrong with the tooth and it's their fault. But an endo must know more about this. Its always good to get second or even third opinions when deciding on extraction. I think it is that mouth rinse but it tastes really bad. hopefully, after the cleaning it clears up because I miss my old self ill definitely keep updated! Hopefully, soon I get some answers. thanks for the advice!
When I was younger, late teens early 20s, the dentists did all the root canals. I didn't know any better, and just let them do them. Taking out that root/nerve made the pain all go away, so why not?

My endodontist is so good, I almost look forward to going to him. Almost, lol. He has done any root canals I have needed in the last 15 years, and he did my one tooth extraction. He is terrific.

Who knows, you might actually like going to an endodontist. And, they can pull the tooth too, should you have to go that route. Good luck!
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Old 06-06-2020, 11:00 PM
 
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Oh man, I had the same mentality. Take out the nerve, NO pain. ah, the good life. nope. the only thing that bothers me nowadays is my root canals that like to feel sensitive and weird for nothing and it's honestly so annoying. Thank you for the advice! I actually didn't think about getting a second opinion because I've only ever had one dentist but I'm gonna start searching around my area. But hey, maybe my tooth can be saved!
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Old 06-06-2020, 11:26 PM
 
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Oh man, I had the same mentality. Take out the nerve, NO pain. ah, the good life. nope. the only thing that bothers me nowadays is my root canals that like to feel sensitive and weird for nothing and it's honestly so annoying. Thank you for the advice! I actually didn't think about getting a second opinion because I've only ever had one dentist but I'm gonna start searching around my area. But hey, maybe my tooth can be saved!
I sure hope your tooth can be saved, and please make sure and express that wish to the endodontist.

Like I said, I used to get root canals from a "regular" dentist, but looking back now, I think they did it just so they could charge me more money. Ever since I started going to an endodontist, the experience with root canals has been SO much better. Even pulling that one tooth wasn't too bad.

Since they have these kinds of specialists out there, outside of regular dentists, why not give one a try?
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Old 06-06-2020, 11:55 PM
 
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I'm gonna try it because now I'm getting a little irritation on my other root canal so maybe they can shine some light on this matter. honestly, at this point, I want to pull all my teeth out LOL
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Old 06-07-2020, 10:44 AM
 
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I've found that Sensodyne (or another brand of good quality) toothpaste for sensitive teeth can aid in the end of some pain issues with my teeth.

Once I cheaped out and bought some dollar store toothpaste and I developed a really painful sensitivity in crowned teeth to anything with sugar in it...

Lesson learned! Now I buy quality toothpaste for sensitive teeth...
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Old 06-07-2020, 05:41 PM
 
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Does Sensodyne really work for root canals? Those are the ones I'm having sensitivity problems with. Both are crowned. If so, it will definitely save me a lot of headaches
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