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      Default Tooth with root canal and crown hurting

      This is the second time this has happened. I had a root canal and crown down around 5 years ago. 2 years ago it started hurting and I went to the dentist. He ended up tearing out the crown and putting a new one in. I guess the tooth is mostly gone because like the first time, he had to do tooth lenghtening procedures. I asked him what happened because in a root canal the tooth is supposed to be dead. He said he didn't know and couldn't tell, but since I reported it hurting he redid it. He does not have a good bedside manner at all so it is hard to talk to him.

      Now this is happening again two years after the last time. The tooth is 3 teeth in on the bottom. So far it is not bad, and I am hoping it gets better but does anyone have a clue as to what is happening?

      Just because this is the second time doesn't make it his fault, but I am wondering if I should go to a doctor that might be able to tell me what is happening.

      Also, the first time it happened during or right after running a marathon, yesterday it happened after running too. I run alot so it might not mean anything but could the fact it happened after a marathon the first time mean anything?

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      Default Re: Tooth with root canal and crown hurting

      Oh yeah, the gun bleeds after brushing, the first time it had a chemically taste to it. So I assume it is getting infected.

      Is it a certainty that I will have to have my crown destroyed to fix this? And is there a possiblity that I won't have to have another root canal done.

      I am going to go in my dentist on Friday morning, the same one who worked on it twice. I may try to get a refferal to an endodontist from a medical school clinic to save money. They say around 450 while other quotes are $1000-1500 just for the root canal.

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      Default Re: Tooth with root canal and crown hurting

      It's impossible to say what's going on without seeing some x-rays. Maybe the root canal treatment has failed, maybe there's a crack appeared in the tooth. A specialist endodontist would seem like a sensible referral to me.
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      Despite appearances to the contrary, Gordon has been a qualified dentist for over thirty years.

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      Default Re: Tooth with root canal and crown hurting

      Thank you, I know it is hard to tell without seeing a x-ray. So it is only speculation. My dentist is a little gruff so asking these questions to him makes him think I am challenging him and he gets mad. I am not aggressive in my questions and even maybe a little meek, so it really isn't that I am being a jerk. I know I need another dentist.

      The thing is when I went to him 2 years ago, he took an x-ray saw nothing and destroyed my crown because of my reported pain. He said he had no idea what happened. I am wondering if I should resist this if it happens on Friday morning, if by going to a specialist I there might be a way to save the crown that he won't see.

      If it is infected, could that be a one time thing and could antibiotics take care of it?

      Please help you could save my tooth! (he might suggest after this to take it out)


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      Default Re: Tooth with root canal and crown hurting

      How about "I don't want you to touch my tooth, I would like a referral to a specialist endodontist". I should think that would pretty much take care of the issue.
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      Despite appearances to the contrary, Gordon has been a qualified dentist for over thirty years.

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      Default Re: Tooth with root canal and crown hurting

      So now the pain has diminished greatly, I am going to see if it gets better before I see anyone.

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