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Old 01-10-2012, 05:50 AM   #5
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Re: Root Canal Problems

Hi,
There is always the possibility that tooth sustained a fracture or there was a canal that was hidden and therefore not treated adequately. Failed root canals can come at any time esp if the tooth already had a large filling. Pain after treatment is normal while the tooth recovers from the surgical trauma, but not pain that is increasing in intensity.
That your tooth, and not the jaw angle, is becoming more painful as time goes on is a bit troublesome. So is the remote possibility that it is a different tooth entirely.

Going back to your dentist for an xray to see if they can see a crack in the tooth structure is probably your best bet. Many times they can't be seen though.
If the tooth did sustain a fracture, and it is below the gumline, the tooth is normally considered unsalvageable and would need extraction.

You are really between a rock and a hard place. Hopefully the pain will subside and it was from the surgical trauma of the RCT. If not, you will probably need further treatment on that or another tooth.

GOOD LUCK. It can be very difficult to find where tooth pain is coming from esp. after a RCT. I wish you well and that you are pain free shortly.

My best to you,
Gellia