I had a root canal two years ago in tooth 26 which was incomplete. A dentist in Greece, instead of completing the root canal, extracted the tooth. He then drilled the two adjacent teeth to prepare for a bridge. That is when the pain started in tooth 27, top left - as a result of his drilling. He then pulled the nerve out of tooth 27 and sent me to someone else to have a root canal in that tooth. The root canalist saw me for several sessions over several weeks to do the root canal but the pain did not abate. It hurts also to talk. I have had a number of diagnoses following that but they all disagree with one another. Some say I should have the root canal done again because there is inflammation there; others say that having the root canal repeated would exacerbate the situation; others that the muscle was damaged; others say that the muscle is fine and the pain in that area is reflected from the tooth; others say that maybe there is a abscess behind the tooth and an operation will solve the problem; others say that if I remove the tooth the pain will go. The X rays and CAT scans don't appear to show anything. Some suggested the nerve was damaged but the others disagreed with that. My inclination is either to have the root canal done again or to have the tooth removed but I am desperate not to make another mistake If you could possibly offer me guidance I would be so really grateful. Thankyou

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 30 - March - 2014, at 05:16 AM

  • From your symptoms it looks like that there is still some infection left or some pulp tissue is left which is causing the problem. In my opinion you should to Endodontist and get the re-root canal treatment done. It is always better to save your own tooth rather to go for extraction of this tooth. The final diagnosis and treatment plan can not be given without clinical examination. for more info on re-root canal treament you can read this link in our website..... http://www.identalhub.com/article_root-canal-re-treatment-304.aspx

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