pain on tooth when tapped (tooth has been root canaled and crowned)
one of my upper left and one right molars have been treated with root canal and porcelain crown.
i have no pain when biting or chewing food.. but since the first day of the crowning (it's been about 1 year for the left molar and a few month for right molar) i experience pain when these two teeth are tapped .. even a light tap will give me some pain.. the pain is not much, but i can feel it there..
my dentist said no problem and it's just the sinus problem.. but even when i'm not having runny nose, i still experience the pain when my teeth are being tapped..
I have had the same problem with an upper left molar treated in 2003 with root canal. My dentist cannot find any reason for this and did not attribute this sensation to sinus problem. I had two other root canals completed in May of this year and these teeth also slightly ache/strange sensation when tapped (a different dentist did these). Like you, these teeth do not hurt when I chew and even when I brush with an electric toothbrush. I have come to the conclusion that teeth treated with root canal will never feel the same as my other teeth. My suggestion would be to try and avoid tapping the tooth. Good luck.
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.