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Zing in one area root canal tooth

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Katie7730

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Hi I had a root canal completed on December 8th. I don’t have toothache anand I don’t have any cold or heat sensitivity in the tooth, but when flossing I’ve noticed a slight zing on one cusp of the tooth . This doesn’t happen on any other area of the tooth but one specific area gives a short sharp shock type pain, not really painful but noticeable. Does anybody have any ideas why?!
No pain otherwise on biting or chewing.
Thanks in advance
 
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Gordon

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Root treated teeth are peculiar things, I've got one that causes discomfort if I press on my cheek about 2 inches above it. It's been that way for over a decade, I know the tooth is fine, the RCT was beautifully done and x-rays are fine. But it still is a bit tender if I manage to press on the wrong spot.
Not much help to you but it might be something you'll need to live with. I assume that the tooth feels fine when you're biting or chewing on it?
 
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Katie7730

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Root treated teeth are peculiar things, I've got one that causes discomfort if I press on my cheek about 2 inches above it. It's been that way for over a decade, I know the tooth is fine, the RCT was beautifully done and x-rays are fine. But it still is a bit tender if I manage to press on the wrong spot.
Not much help to you but it might be something you'll need to live with. I assume that the tooth feels fine when you're biting or chewing on it?

Thanks Gordon. Yes it feels fine when I’m chewing and I wouldn’t have noticed it really if I didn’t floss it. At first I thought it was the gum but it’s definitely when the floss touches the touch ?so weird! I’m back in a couple of weeks for a general check up so I guess they will check the X-rays . Thanks ?
 
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