Dental Health Community
7.47k Members
Avatar universal

front tooth

five months ago I went to the dentist for the first time in 30 yrs.I had 4 teeth removed but before the removal of the teeth the dentist started to clean and remove the plague behind the front teeth. While he was doing This I felt a very sharp pain behind my central lower teeth.Since then I have had a burning sensation and also a feeling that there is a lump or scab of some sort which my tounge constantly brushes against.X rays have shown up nothing and I was told the pain would go away. I feel it is nerve damage and what I would like to know ==== Will it eventually ?or will I require root canal surgery, which I am worried about.Also I am suffering from anxiety and stress over this and wonder if this is causing the pain to continue. Any advice would of great help to me please. thank you
3 Responses
Avatar universal
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.
Avatar universal
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
Avatar universal
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.
Have an Answer?
Top Dental Answerers
Avatar universal
taipei, Taiwan
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
If you suffer from frequent headaches, jaw clicking and popping ear pain, you may have TMJ. Top dentist Hamidreza Nassery, DMD, has the best TMJ treatments for you.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child
This article will tell you more about strength training at home, giving you some options that require little to no equipment.
In You Can Prevent a Stroke, Dr. Joshua Yamamoto and Dr. Kristin Thomas help us understand what we can do to prevent a stroke.