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Pain felt prio to a root canal after an extraction....???

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TomMarkz

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HI,
So I have had a terrible infection in tooth #7 which required an Apicoectomy. That surgery failed which required an additional apicectomy which failed again. I had a bad infection that required 3 drains inlcuding being on antibiotics which the body was not responding too. So finally an extraction of tooth #7 was made. During extraction there was a great deal of bone-loss and a bone graft was completed. Its been one week since surgery and the Surgical site feels good. However there is one problem. Tooth #8 the adjacent front tooth feels like the pain you feel in a tooth prior to a root canal. There is no thermal-sensitivity but there is sensitivity to touch. Inner-lip rubbing against tooth causes discomfort, brushing said tooth causes sensitivity, biting down on the tooth causes discomfort. Xray was performed of tooth #8 (5) days post-op with no evidence that the root is affected.
Is it normal for an adjacent tooth to become sensitive from an extraction? Will this go away? If so, how long?
 
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Hi it can take some time for things to settle down. The teeth at the side of an extraction can also feel a bit loose for a short time after. I would think within two to three weeks things should feel as if they are getting back to being normal again. :butterfly:
 
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TomMarkz

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Hi it can take some time for things to settle down. The teeth at the side of an extraction can also feel a bit loose for a short time after. I would think within two to three weeks things should feel as if they are getting back to being normal again. :butterfly:
Oh ok! I was getting real concerned. And Im feeling that "loose tooth" sensation as well. I felt like I got rid of one problem and gained another.
 
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It sounds like you will be okay but if you do get a lot of pain that gets worse or if you are still worried then do contact your dentist and let them have a look.

Happy healing :friends::butterfly:
 
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Lyndseyb

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Oh ok! I was getting real concerned. And Im feeling that "loose tooth" sensation as well. I felt like I got rid of one problem and gained another.
Hi TomMarkz, I was wondering if your tooth ever returned to its normal state or if you had to have your dentist check on it? I'm going through a similar experience, had tooth #4 extracted 10 days ago and now the tooth directly in front of it has been aching and feeling loose ever since. I had zero issues with it prior to the adjacent extraction and am going crazy wondering what's going on and how long it will last, if it is indeed temporary. I would really appreciate your response:)
 
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The sensations you are feeling are normal but if in doubt see your dentist. The gum will toughen back up and you will feel normal again within weeks.
 
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