Today’s date is August 16, 2010 In April of 2010, I had a root canal performed on #19. After having the permanent crown put on in May, I had to have the tooth retreated due to unusual feeling at the cement layer where the crown was seated and also dull persistent pressure where the original pain originated. The root canal was performed by an Endodontist who has also performed other root canals for me in the past. During the re-treatment, he stated there were no auxiliary canals and that he used a different filler/cement than before just in case if I was rejecting the initial kind. Since then the dull pain is 90% present and I have had multiple x-rays performed by my primary dentist and an Oral Surgeon. I have contemplated having the tooth removed and having an implant done; however, before I spend the money on a possible wild goose chase I would like to know if there is any other kind of specialist or exam that could be performed. Also, the pain is between #19 & #20 and if I apply pressure to the jaw I can feel a small ligament/nerve strand that I can roll my finger over that is sensitive. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 16 - August - 2010, at 20:04 PM

  • It is dfficult to comment with out seeing the case especially when you got the root canal treatment and got the -ray's also and according to that there is no infection. As you have mentioned that the pain issdull and between number #19 and20 then it can be because of some gum problem. Some times because of decay there is pocket formation which keeps on causing the trouble. You can discuss this wiith your dentist. For more info on root canal treatment you can visit the following link on our

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