My 26-year old son, who has always had great teeth and takes good care of them, has needed 2 root canals in the last few months on lower teeth, and now says an upper tooth is giving him the same sort of problems. He's the first in our family to ever need a root canal. Do you think there could be some underlying medical problem that would suddenly cause his teeth to start having problems? He has been in good general health. Or is this a common thing? Thanks

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 20 - March - 2011, at 18:47 PM

  • Your son maybe taking good care of his teeth but he must not be be going for 6 monthly dental visit. It is not tat a tooth suddenly needs a root canal treatment. Initially the decay starts. The food starts getting impacted and ther is hot and cold sensation.Till this the tooth is easily restorale with filling . But if all this is overlooked then tha pain starts and the root canal treatment has to be done, This is a common problem. Normally there is no systemic cause. The  diabetics have  high caries rate but your son is just 26 and healthy.  Ask him to go for regular dental visits anf he can use fluoride mouth wash also. For more info on root canal treatment you can visit the following link....

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