New Front Cap, but dead tooth still sensative.

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by Finite Guy, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. Finite Guy

    Finite Guy Guest

    Hi All: I have posted here several times about this front tooth of
    mine. I finally got the thing replaced. My out of pocket expense wil
    be $360.00 , not bad.
    Anyway, the tooth looks great, but I still get an occassional twinge
    going up into the root. I think I should go see the endontist who
    performed the last apicoectomey( 23 years ago). Is is possible that
    the tooth is going bad? Can the apicoectomy be done again. The last
    time he used a retrograde amalgm.
    Finite Guy, Sep 15, 2003
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  2. Finite Guy wrote:
    There are any number of things that can cause the occasional twinge.
    Among these things are recurrent infection at the root tip, and
    vertical root fracture. it is possible that he bite may be off ever so
    slightly as well. Here's a strange possibility, a real longshot. If the
    tooth has a post that was placed after the last apico, it is rare but
    possible to hydraulically displace the retrograde amalgam fill while
    cementing the post. This would sort of be like walking with a pebble in
    your shoe. See he endodontist for a film and an opinion.

    Scott Buonanno, Sep 22, 2003
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