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    Old 07-06-2004, 08:23 AM   #1
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    Root Canal sensitivity questions please!!!!

    Ok I had a root canal done on my rear wisdom tooth last Tuesday. Done in one visit , the dentist had me done and wrapped up in 40 minuets... she used the files on me and then also the electronic files ... I asked her afterwards if she got the canals all cleaned out good, she said yes.. My tooth and jaw was throbbing something aweful afterwards... (I got the procedure done with very little anethesia --Im alergic.. so was very painful process.. I was seeing stars) anyway... I thought that the tooth should be feeling a little better each day... first couple days... hurt and could not touch the tooth...sensitive to the touch or if I tapped on it... now over the weekend... still sensitive and very sensitive if I get something cold on it... Today feels better, I can chew lightly on it... but still sensitive if I tap on it hard.. and still sensitive to the cold.. I get piercing pains shooting down my neck if get a cold cube or popcycle on it. Will this go away....When/.// The tooth is slowly feeling better... but taking time..?? Why is it sensitive to the cold.. Should I worry? tell my dentist?? is it possible she did not get the canals cleaned out all the way??? Is the nerve slowly dying ?? When will the tooth feel nothing??

     
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    Old 07-07-2004, 10:07 AM   #2
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    Re: Root Canal sensitivity questions please!!!!

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    Ok I had a root canal done on my rear wisdom tooth last Tuesday. Done in one visit , the dentist had me done and wrapped up in 40 minuets... she used the files on me and then also the electronic files ... I asked her afterwards if she got the canals all cleaned out good, she said yes.. My tooth and jaw was throbbing something aweful afterwards... (I got the procedure done with very little anethesia --Im alergic.. so was very painful process.. I was seeing stars) anyway... I thought that the tooth should be feeling a little better each day... first couple days... hurt and could not touch the tooth...sensitive to the touch or if I tapped on it... now over the weekend... still sensitive and very sensitive if I get something cold on it... Today feels better, I can chew lightly on it... but still sensitive if I tap on it hard.. and still sensitive to the cold.. I get piercing pains shooting down my neck if get a cold cube or popcycle on it. Will this go away....When/.// The tooth is slowly feeling better... but taking time..?? Why is it sensitive to the cold.. Should I worry? tell my dentist?? is it possible she did not get the canals cleaned out all the way??? Is the nerve slowly dying ?? When will the tooth feel nothing??
    I have exactly the same problem as you describe. I had a root canal on a molar about 3 months ago. It took a very long time for the tooth, the gum, etc. to desensitize. I can now chew on it but I can feel it if I press on the tooth and flossing around the tooth is uncomfortable. The cold sensitivity did go away, however. I, too, was concerned about not all the canals being cleared out so I went back to the dental specialist who did the canal and he said the tooth was fine. I have had numerous root canals and have never had any of those teeth respond in this way. I also talked to the dental assistant and she informed me that some people complain of various types of tooth sensitivity after an RC for many months afterward.

     
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