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Could root canal procedure damage adjacent root?

I had a root canal and experienced prolonged drilling, deep and hard. This tooth was subsequently crowned.  A few days after the root canal the tooth in front of it became quite sensitive.  In fact, 5 days after the root canal I returned to the OS complaining of pain and wondering if it was the root canal, which he determined was not the case.

Now my tooth is so extremely sensitive to cold and biting.  I'm upset that this tooth was damaged and believe it's too much of a coincidence that it started hurting immediately after the root canal procedure on the adjacent tooth.  Plus I don't have insurance so I'm looking at $2600 for root canal and crown.

My question is do I have a leg to stand on in pursuing a complimentary root canal for my damaged tooth?  I signed a document stating that unintended damage could occur during root canals.  What do you think?  Even if I get a free root canal I still have to shell out $1300 for a crown.  DAME IT!

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Kittyface

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Thanks, Lynn, that's something I'll bring up with my dentist.
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you might need to have the bite adjusted on the crown sometime a shift in pressure can make surrounding teeth hurt.
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Thanks, Acker for responding.  I see your point -- what if another root canal destroys ANOTHER adjacent tooth.

Unfortunately over the last 7 months the pain has worsened.   I already follow your recommendations minus the glucosamine.  I'll try that, thanks..  
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i guess i would be so reluctant to get another root canal, after that first experience. if you can endure it, give it a couple more weeks, see if it settles, unless you sense infection or worsening. if the healthy tooth has been damaged in surgery, i wonder what chance it has of healing.
sorry it's not much of an answer.
i guess the next thing to do is give that tooth every chance to heal - go easy on it, maybe soft foods, cut smoking, plenty of rest (sleep), calcium/ glucosamine supplements, anything you know to help it heal.
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