Re: Pain 6 months after Root canal #30
The tooth has been treated twice, right? It's possible that it has sustained a fracture below the gumline. They can be very hard to see, if not impossible. If the tooth is fractured, the periodontal ligament will pull at the fracture every time you move your mouth or chew food. The result is pain for you. If that is the case, extraction is the usual treatment.
Implants can be a good choice if you need extraction. The implant can be placed as soon as the tooth is extracted and then you just wait for it to integrate, about four to six months. After that, you get the crown. The time is lengthy but not nearly as bad as continual follow up with a painful tooth.
I hope you can find what is wrong and that you are pain free very soon. Don't be afraid of an implant if the tooth has to come out, though. They are a very good solution to a bad problem.
My best to you,