I had a root canal done in June with crown to follow in July (2007). I had hoped it would settle down after a while, but it continues to hurt. At first it was just some gum irritation around the crown. It has grown to nagging pain with sensitivity to cold and hot. It doesn't hurt to bite down. I've been back to the dentist for cleaning in Nov. and he said to give it some more time. I went back again about 3 weeks ago because the sensitivity started. He took x-ray and said it looked fine and give it more time. I'm beginning to think the crown just doesn't fit right and is causing the problems. It's now difficult to tell if its the tooth or gum that's painful. why would the tooth hurt after a root canal unless there is a root that wasn't extracted? I know there were two removed during the root canal. It's on the lower left jaw, second tooth from the rear (wisdom teeth gone). Should I get an endodontist to look at it? What should I tell my dentist who did the root canal and crown?
If the pain persists you can the dentist the truth that you are still having discomfort and that you are seeking out another opinion.I am sure the dentist is only interested in your welfare, or at least he or she should.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.