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Old 01-24-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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Pain 6 months after Root canal #30

First post for me.
In September of 2011 I had a root canal done on #30. already had a gold crown on it and had root canal on same tooth about 15 yrs ago. Root canal went fine this time, they got to the bottom of the root. However my tooth still hurts. Had the gold crown removed 2 months ago thinking that was where my pain was coming from. it always feels like someone is putting pressure on my tooth. doesn't wake me at now but starts when I wake up. Well now I have pain in my jaw under that tooth and I am at my wits end. Have been to 2 oral surgeons and now very much considering pulling the tooth. X-ray shows nothing wrong but I am in constant pain. What could be causing the jaw pain. I never had this before the root canal and it just keeps getting worse. I worry about pulling it and still being in pain with all that will need to follow up to implant work. HELP

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Old 01-25-2012, 05:25 AM   #2
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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.

Good Luck.
My best to you,

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