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Root canal, and then another?

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Posted by: kmt123  (5 years ago)

Had pain in a tooth with a known crack, did the root canal. 6 weeks later there was still significant pain (not able to chew). Pain increased since procedure.

The root canal was re-done the other day.

There has been significant pain in the area. The tooth in front the the root canal tooth (29 and 30) had pain, and was very sensitive to percussion. A pulp test was done and the result was low (baseline was 15, that tooth was a 3). Dentist suggested a root canal on that tooth.

During the last week there has been some infection being treated by antibiotics. To my untrained finger the pain on the non-treated tooth seems to be much less... as the infection declines so does the pain in that tooth.

I think the dentist will recommend that the tooth already done be removed. The question is the other tooth, will that really need a root canal? Or was it just overly sensitive due to infection and what else was going on in that area?

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Posted by: Jennifermurdock  (5 years ago)
Sometimes the tooth that isn't a problem will hurt, from stories I've gotten from people I know, some dentists will pull the wrong tooth out. My SO said that he's had pain before that made other teeth hurt, but he said the root was dying, said pain was excruciating as well. Only relief he got was chewing (gingerly) celery. I've heard that spilanthes (the plant) also helps for short term pain, clove oil helps a lot as well, especially if there is a hole in the tooth.