- May 25, 2022
- Akron OH
Hi... About 15 years ago I had an accident and damaged (chipped) both of my front teeth. At the time, they were both tested and a Root Canal wasn't needed, they were crowned and I haven't had any problems until recently. One of the teeth started bothering me a few months ago. No sensitivities, no throbbing or pain. There is a dull discomfort along the gum line and sometimes just a dull ache or pressure. My regular dentist took XRays and checked for infection and possible sinus issues, she found nothing. I've tried sinus meds, nasial sprays and still having the same issues. The Endo did all the tests and checked my bite and found that this tooth took a long time to respond to the cold test and the sensitivity lasted with this tooth. She is recommending a Root Canal. This is not something I want as I know this will weaken the tooth and I am so afraid of losing it al together. I suffer PTSD from my accident and this just brings back all the wrong feels. Has anyone experienced pain or issues like this? I'm just so unsure if it really is the root. It feels like a pressure between the crown and the tooth beside it but along the gum line. Any ideas would be helpful.. Thanks so much..