I had a root canal done on 12/27/12 on tooth #14. On 1/20/13, I was having pain in the area around that tooth. I went back to the endodontist and she said that the crack that was there previously has gotten bigger and to get the crown on ASAP. I went to my regular dentist for the cap, but when she did exrays, she thought the fracture was below the gum line. She referred me to a periodontist who also feels that the fracture is below the gum line and the tooth cannot be saved. She wants to extract it and put in an implant. I want to know if there is anything else that you think could save the tooth. Can it be bonded? Why does it hurt if the nerve was removed in the root canal?