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Problem with my bridge

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Posted by: tracu45  (9 years ago)
Dear Checkdent,

Late last year, my second upper left molar was broken off. It's non-repairable so I had no choice but to have it extracted five months ago. After a few days, the filling of the molar adjacent (first molar) to the extracted tooth fell out. I ended up getting a bridge. The temporary bridge gave me problems. It hurt a lot when I chew. It was sensitive to hot and cold. Last month, I got the permanent bridge. I was not comfortable with it. It felt really tight, I still cannot chew on it. It became more sensitive to temperature. I went back to the dentist to have this checked. He adjusted the bridge but the pain did not go away. I visited an endodontist who recommended a root canal on the first and third molar. I am having second thoughts on this. Any idea? I need more opinions please!

Thank you very much in advance!
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Dentist
Hello tracu!

It sounds like your dental nerve could have gotten damaged during the tooth polishing, this can happen sometimes. Your endodontist is correct; if that is the case, then a root canal procedure is necessary.

However, if you are unsure, then get a couple different opinions from several doctors; ideally in writing, then you can go through them in detail at home, and compare the different therapy options.

All the best!
LG M.C. Hurtarde
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: tracu45  (9 years ago)
Thank you Doc. I would get more opinions before making a decision.
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Posted by: stockholder  (9 years ago)
Hello Tracu!

I was into a lot of sensitivity and pain when I had my bridge. The nerve was still alive which caused the cold sensitivity. My dentist did another root canal and everything went well.
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