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Sore and tender pain in tooth and gum
Hi, I had root canal on lower first molar in September. No infection. That tooth was hurting a little and sensitive to tapping and biting. So the dentist suspect a tooth root fracture. I went to Endo. Endo couldn't see anything in x-ray, but recommended RCT since that tooth was sensitive and hurts for tapping and biting. I went to the dentist to check my lower jaw and neck pain. He suspect that this lower molar if the reason for that pain. I did rct and crown. I still have same symptoms in lower jaw under ear and neck. Went back to Endo. He took CBCT scan. He tapped on the tooth. That hurts. Biting on bite sloth hurts. He is not sure why I have same pain even after rct. He is also not sure if this tooth is the reason for my lower jaw pain. I have this pain for 9 months now. I also have sore pain on that Tooth and gum. What does it Indicate if tooth hurts for tapping and biting? Does it mean RCT failed? Do I need to redo it?My Endo wants me to redo the RCT whereas dentist want to ext.
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As your CBST says there is a microfracture in the distal root... So your teeth needs to be xtracted... Or else this pain will keep persist on biting... Aslo your RCT is fine, no problem with that..
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Visit your dentist again n get a fresh xray done...
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Your scans suggests there is fracture line in distal root. This tooth should be extracted if its posing problem to you. However final decision can be made on clinical examination only. Root canal seems to be absolutely fine.
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Hi mam The scenario shows you might be having irregular occlusion ( High points). Please reduce those high points as final try, also go for professional deep cleaning on that particular region. Or there might be a missed canal( less chance). If so redo RCT
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Visit the nearby dentist ask for those reduction
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Avoid biting on it till the reduction is done. Hope this helps you.
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