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Why would you have pain in tooth years after having a root canal?

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2014-04-08 21:22:07

"Many_people_don't_realize_that_there_may_be_3_-_4_canals_in_a_tooth_and_sometimes_the_dentist_may_miss_the_extra_canals._Also_some_dentists_will_do_the_root_canal_and_fill_the_tooth,_but_a_crown_or_cap_is_the_answer._If_it's_filled_it_could_be_the_filling_causing_the_agitation._Please_see_your_dentist_for_the_proper_diagnosis."

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"Many_people_don't_realize_that_there_may_be_3_-_4_canals_in_a_tooth_and_sometimes_the_dentist_may_miss_the_extra_canals._Also_some_dentists_will_do_the_root_canal_and_fill_the_tooth,_but_a_crown_or_cap_is_the_answer._If_it's_filled_it_could_be_the_filling_causing_the_agitation._Please_see_your_dentist_for_the_proper_diagnosis.">

Many people don't realize that there may be 3 - 4 canals in a tooth

and sometimes the dentist may miss the extra canals. Also some

dentists will do the root canal and fill the tooth, but a crown or

cap is the answer. If it's filled it could be the filling causing

the agitation. Please see your dentist for the proper

diagnosis.

Personal Experience:

I HAD A root canal, and topped it off with a $1000.00 crown

(gold and composite). About two to three years later, I began to

have a little pus "pimple" appear on my gum line near that tooth.

My dentist is one of the best and has done about $10,000.00 worth

of work in my mouth over the last 12 years. He checked me out and

said that he had missed a small piece of "root" in one of my

"canals". He apologized, of course. He then drilled a small hole in

my cap and crown and sucked out that piece he missed two years ago.

He then filled the hole in my crown with a special composite

material. If in doubt, SEE YOUR DENTIST.


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