I recently had a root canal through an existing crown. Since the procedure I am feeling worse pain than before. I went back and was told that the pain I am feeling is not that tooth but a bottom tooth and that I need another root canal. I said the pain is coming from the upper and that I feel the pain right where I got the root canal. I was told that the pain is radiating up from the bottom. I am having a hard time believing that this pain I am feeling has nothing to do w/my root canal.
Recent Root Canal Through an Existing Crown. Having Worse Pain After Procedure?
Doctor Answers (5)
Hard Time Believing Your Dentist
Renk...you pretty much answered your own question. You feel and believe that the root canal is the problem and your dentist does not! Go seek a second or even third opinion from an endodonist, who specialize in root canals. Sometimes other opinions shed light on something and either your dentist is right, or you know what you are talking about! Do not stay with a dentist who you feel is not treating your problem by listening to you, Set up some consultations with specialists in your area. Your will be more comfortable with a few more professional opinions.
Worse Pain After Root Canal
It is very possible for referred pain from a lower tooth feel like it's coming from the opposite jaw. Seek a second opinion if you do not trust your own dentist.
Seek Another Opinion
The solution is simple. Seek out an endodontist for a second opinion. They are dentists that are highly trained in diagnosing these types of problems and should be able to sort this out for you.
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To be safe I would seek a second opinion from an Endodontist (root canal specialist). He/she will test several upper and lower teeth to evaluate if the pain is coming from the tooth that you suspect. My guess is that it is. Good luck.
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