Originally Posted by Callimachus
As a kid I smashed out most of one of my front teeth. I've subsequently had root canal surgery and a crown fitted for several years for this. For some reason it has sporadically started to hurt over the last few months.
This is an on off thing where it will sometimes throb/ache. I can't tell whether this pain is in the gum or tooth. It comes and goes, sometimes i think it is triggered by hot or cold drinks etc. Sometimes it will also hurt if I press. The rest of the time it's fine.
What could this be? I don't currently have a dentist where I live and also don't want to go through any unnecessary expense - anyone have any experience with this?
well,if you had root canal done on these teeth,you wouldnt feel any pain as the nerves been taken out
but it is possible not all the nerve was taken out as its possible ,some was left in by mistake
so it could possibly be your gums .but it does sound like a nerve as it affects when you eat or drink hot and cold
try using a sensative toothpaste ,use that for a few weeks ,but if it persists you have no choice but go to a dentist
but ,i doubt if its the dentist who done the root canals will admit he didnt do the job properly