Periodontal treatment procedure is not likely to damage nerve. The burning sensation of gingival tissue is probably because of incomplete root surface debridement or dysesthesia. Seeing a periodontist is advised. If periodontal tissue is healthy, it's probably dyaesthesia which is associated with neural dysfuction. Neural dysfunction is best managed by orofacial pain specialist.
thanks for the reply but I am concerned still as I am about to see my dentist on thursday
and if he says I need a root canel do you think I should go ahead.Is there a chance I can leave it and ride it out although as I stated its been 5 month now and it is affecting my health. Has anybody had similar problems where it has cleared up on its own.At this moment in time I am confused. thanks again scottma
If there is no decay encroaching purp of affected tooth and electric pulp test tested vital,there is no indication of root canal treatment.Further investigation of the source of thermal sensitivity is warrented.