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Can decay between two root canaled teeth cause pain?

So I have one upper molar tooth which was root canaled 10 years ago and one next to this which was root canaled 4 years ago. Last month my dentist mentioned I have a decay on one of these (i dont remember which one). We have arranged an appointment for the 15th of December.
But this week this tooth hurts :(
I can not imagine how.. root canaled teeth can be decayed ok but pain? Why am I feeling pain if this tooth is basically dead for years?
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Oh and in the mirror I think I see the decay between these two teeth.
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Hello~I hope by now you are feeling better and that the issue has been taken care of. I think it would be possible for decay and pain to start, but I am sure you have found this out from your dentist.
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