14 year old root canal starting to give me pain now?
I have a front lower tooth that died and got infected back in 1992. I had a root canal on it and that was that. I kind of remember the tooth still bothering me right after the root canal, but the dentist basically told me I was imagining it.
Anyhow, years later I would get dental checkups and the xrays would show what could be a bit of infection at the bottom of the root of that root canalled tooth. The dentist asked me if I was bothered by that tooth, but I wasn't.
Fast forward to last night, I felt a lot of pain in the area of that tooth and now in my chin, the same chin pain I remember when the tooth died.
The pain comes and goes, but I am really concerned.
What will they do? Re-open the tooth some how and clean it out? Or do the have to cut into the jaw bone to remove the infection?
Why would it take 14 years to go bad like this?
Could I be lucky and this will all just go away?