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Upper Left Molar {Root Canal}

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Posted by: tlc728  (7 years ago)
I’ve had a root canal on the left upper back molar about 6 months ago. I haven’t had the permanent crown placed on it yet, because I’m concerned about it. I want to say about 3 weeks after the canal was performed, I was feeling a pressure/jolting feeling in the area and the head, it’s really hard to describe, it’s like someone is pulling the area or like a spasm. So I called the dentist office and explain what was going on. The doctor stated that sometimes the bone is healing and you may feel a little discomfort. They prescribe some antibiotics and it subsided for a little while. I’m feeling this pressure/jolting feeling again and I’m not sure if I want to put a crown on it or just remove it. Is this normal? Or what should I do about it? There's no pain at all, just discomfort feeling. Thank you! TLC
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I’ve had a root canal on the left upper back molar about 6 months ago. I haven’t had the permanent crown placed on it yet, because I’m concerned about it. I want to say about 3 weeks after the canal was performed, I was feeling a pressure/jolting feeling in the area and the head, it’s really hard to describe, it’s like someone is pulling the area or like a spasm. So I called the dentist office and explain what was going on. The doctor stated that sometimes the bone is healing and you may feel a little discomfort. They prescribe some antibiotics and it subsided for a little while. I’m feeling this pressure/jolting feeling again and I’m not sure if I want to put a crown on it or just remove it. Is this normal? Or what should I do about it? There's no pain at all, just discomfort feeling. Thank you! TLC


In six months just about all healing should have taken place. A new option is to take a cone beam (3D) x-ray, to see if there is anything unusual. I share your concern about doing a crown if you are unsure the root canal is successful. However, you need to follow through and do SOMETHING. If you do not, the tooth will fracture and it might be impossible to save.

Root canals have a 94% rate by the last studies I looked at. Sometimes they fail even when perfectly done. I hope that is not true in your case, but it might be.
Posted 7 years ago
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After root canal treatment it can take up to a few weeks for the tooth to settle down, If necessary you can do the root filling again. Or take your dentist's advise.
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