Botched root canal?


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HI my name is Justin. I have been dealing with sever pain for a month or 2 in a tooth that had a root canal about 4 years ago and at that time I had some pain they attributed to being to high so it was ground and antibiotics injected.

Currently I t is used as an anchor for my bridge and I had a crown installed about 4 months ago the last 2 I have had an abses and pain the last month its been sever. I fear that it was becoming septic but it turned out I had gotten shingles, About 2 weeks ago I had a dentist look so they cleaned it out drilling through the crown and putting a temporary filling, it fell out after a day I returned the next and had it replaced. The next day the pain radiated from the center of th bottom front to my ear any little heat, cold or air hurts terribly.

Will I need to remove this tooth? If so my bridge will be no good I guess.

Thanks for any advice you may give.
 

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honestdoc

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Xrays would be more helpful. I don't see a pontic so I don't think you have a bridge. A root canal tooth usually is not strong enough for a bridge abutment and can fracture due to immense stresses placed on it.
 
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Thanks for the reply I am currently living in Germany and they seem to do things differently here i am still trying to figure it out i will attach a picture of my prosthetic.
 

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What you have is not a bridge (fixed partial denture) but a removal partial denture (you take in and out). A bridge is cemented in permanently. If you can, please provide xrays so I can see how the root canal tooth is doing. Germany is a rich country and I've seen beautiful dental work from there.
 
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Thanks for the clarification.
I will try to get some x-rays later this week when I go back in
 

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