Pain in Root Canal for 9 months

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by GSL, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. GSL

    GSL Guest

    I had a root canal done in January on one of my front teeth. Three
    days later I was in extreme pain to biting or taping on the tooth.
    Endodontist wasn't sure if it was infection or inflammation so he put
    me on antibiotics and ibuprofen. Neither med seemed to have much of an
    effect. Over the next 4 months the tooth gradually got better, but
    never got 100%. I experienced daily aching in the tooth, sensitivity
    to tapping or pressure, and a feeling of pressure and slight swollen
    feeling in the tissue between the two front teeth. In June, the daily
    aching went away which was a great relief, but the tooth was still
    somewhat sensitive to tapping or biting, During this time, I
    repeatedly saw both my dentist and endodontist. The endodontist
    assures me that this happens and that it may take up to a year to
    resolve. Some explainations have been that I may have had an
    infection close to the bone that has taken a long time to resolve or
    may the periodontal ligament has been affected. X-rays don't show an
    abcess and physical examination doesn't show anything. As long as it
    didn't actively ache, I was content to wait for the problem to resolve
    on its own. Just last week, the aching has come back along with the
    feeling of pressure between the front teeth. Sensitivity to tapping
    and pressure still remains. If this persists much longer, I will be
    going back to see the dentist and probably the endodontist. I also
    have recommendations for new dentists should they not be able to
    resolve this because I think 9 months is much too long to be in pain.
    Any suggestions, help, advice about this problem would help. For those
    of you who repond with "root canals are toxic" need not respond. I
    have seen your websites. I would like to hear from those in the
    dentistry profession.

    Thanks
    GSL
     
    GSL, Nov 9, 2003
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  2. Yes, sometimes it takes 12 months or longer and sometimes ,,, well we
    always do our best to prevent failure. It happens. Possibilities
    include apicoectomy.

    Are there any x-rays? If so please post one or two.

    Joel


    On 8 Nov 2003 23:50:17 -0800, (GSL) wrote:
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    Joel M. Eichen D.D.S., Nov 9, 2003
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  3. GSL

    Dr. Steve Guest

    Two possibilities immediately come to my mind.

    1) cracked root or tooth
    **I assume you have not done a crown yet?

    2) muscle spasm secondary to parafunctional clenching all night while you
    sleep
    **How many headaches do you get a month?
    **Do you feel fabulous when you wake up in the morning?
    **How many RCT and how many crowns do you have in your mouth?

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    Dr. Steve, Nov 9, 2003
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  4. GSL

    GSL Guest

    No x-rays to post. Neither the dentist or endodontist have seen
    anything to indicate a crack in the tooth on x-rays, however the root
    canal was done because I was feeling sharp pains in the tooth when I
    talked which they said probably meant that I had a small crack. No
    crown, the dentist didn't think it was necessary. Not many headachs
    per month, but I do have a problem with clenching my teeth. I also
    have a problem with panic attacks, which the tooth problem has
    exacerbated. I don't know what RCT is. I have three molars with
    crowns.


     
    GSL, Nov 9, 2003
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  5. GSL

    WB Guest

    On 9 Nov 2003 11:47:14 -0800, (GSL) wrote:

    Root Canal Therapy.

    The truth about endodontic treatment (RCT) is here:
    www.aae.org


    WB
     
    WB, Nov 9, 2003
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  6. GSL

    Dr. Steve Guest

    RCT = Root Canal Treatment

    Cracks virtually never show up on x-ray images.

    Your description sounds a lot like a clenching problem

    www.headachehope.com

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    Dr. Steve, Nov 9, 2003
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  7. Any links Jan?

    On 09 Nov 2003 19:27:53 GMT, (Jan) wrote:
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    Joel M. Eichen, .
    Philadelphia PA

    DISCLAIMER FOLLOWS:

    *********

    Dental health-related material
    is provided for information purposes
    only and does not necessarily
    represent endorsement by or an official
    position of the SciMedDentistry gang
    or any other official agency either
    actual or fictitious or Steve Mancuso.

    Advice on the treatment or care
    of an individual patient should
    be obtained through consultation
    with a dentist who has examined
    that patient or is familiar with
    that patient's dental history.

    STANDARD DISCLAIMER
     
    Joel M. Eichen D.D.S., Nov 9, 2003
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  8. GSL

    GSL Guest

    WB..thanks for the AAE web site. Steve, thanks for the website to the
    night device. This is my third root canal. The other two are in
    molars. No problems with the other two. I have had one since the 8th
    grade and I am now 45. Thanks for your responses. I am going to wait
    until January. If it hasn't resolved by then I will seek additional
    help.


     
    GSL, Nov 10, 2003
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