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Sensitivity when bite down after root canal. Worried, please answer

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Roy88

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Jan 13, 2016
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I have a root canal 3 week ago but because the doctor didnt say that I should avoid eating on that tooth. I kept bite on it till it got very sore and painful. When i recognized it, I stopped eating on it for few days and the pain stopped. However, Since then I developed a sensitivity every time I bite down on that tooth or even brushing or touching it. I am very worried. Is it a sign of fracture tooth or ligament inflammation? My tooth already under the crown and I eat mostly soft solid food. Not hard thing like nuts or ice. thank you very much
 
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Blinx

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Mar 19, 2012
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I would get a second opinion from an endodontist, maybe the canals were not cleaned well enough, or don't reach down far enough, (or too far)
 
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ddragonaut

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Oct 17, 2015
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I really recommend you get that checked out. That happened to me too and my dentist claimed it was normal, a few months later I had an infection under it, worse than before. I don't want to scare you or anything but better safe than sorry!
 
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geos

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Joined
Dec 22, 2011
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497
Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
You might want to get your dentist to check the tooth. It might be something simple like your bite being off from a crown being slightly too high or a filling that is too high.
 
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