The Tooth Hurts
June 3, 2010 4:58 AM Subscribe
I had a root canal on my second molar nearly 1 year ago. The tooth is still sensitive to hot/cold and is very uncomfortable. What gives?
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo to health & fitness (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The tooth originally required a filling about 1.5 years ago. Once that didn't solve the pain, my dentist took a look at my x-ray and said that the filling was very close to the nerve, which was now dying. I had a root canal last summer and a crown placed on the tooth. For months the tooth has continued to hurt on and off, some days worse than others. If I tap on the tooth even gently it causes pain. I've seen 2 dentists for second opinions who have views x-rays and seen that all of the nerves have been removed from the canals. What could be causing this and what are my options for relief?