So i have been having slight tooth pain and sesitivity that come and go for the past 3 years?


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Ok so i had a root canal 4 years ago that failed and ever since that i had a phobia of going back to the dentist. The infected root canal was the worst pain i ever had in my life. I eventually got the tooth extracted and was pain free again. Anyway, know i have this one tooth that has been hurting me on and off. Sometimes it doesn't hurt for a couple days and then pain comes back and goes away again. Their is also sensitivity to cold and hot drinks. Could it be time to go see the dentists again? i really don't want another root canal im thinking just an extraction because i don't want to go thru that again. Im a little worried know i might have waited too long with the pain since this tooth has been bothering for almost 3 years know but it wasn't serious enough to seek immediate dental care. What do you think?
 
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Dr M

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Good day

It is never a good idea to wait until the tooth becomes painful, because usually in such a case, the chances of it being another root canal or even an extraction is quite high. I would make an appointment with the dentist as soon as possible so that the pain can be evaluated and treated.
 

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