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What is causing heat sensitivity after root canal?

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Posted by: abigailocd  (8 years ago)
I had a root canal done 3 months ago. The temporary filling broke out of it after 2 weeks. The dentist cleaned it all out and redid the temporary filling, another round of antibiotics, wait a month, then put in a permanent filling. A month later I started having severe pain anytime hot food or liquids touched that tooth. I can chew on hard crunchy foods all day and eat or drink anything cold and I'm fine. The dentist is baffled, the entodontist said x-rays show no problems. What is going on with my tooth?
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I'm surprised the endodontist said everything is OK. If you are having sensitivity to hot food/drink, then you still have some nerve tissue left inside the tooth, and it is now inflammed. A root canal was missed during your treatment. Sometimes these canals are microscopic, and very difficult to find. I would recommend finding another endodontist.
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Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: dhodges123  (8 years ago)
I agree with Dr Richard Mitchell, sometimes root canals are so microscopic that its difficult to diagnose, so better go for the second opinion