I have a toothache
March 21, 2007 3:21 PM Subscribe
My tooth hurts . . . a lot and it shouldn't because it's dead.
posted by Sassyfras to health & fitness (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I had a root canal on my #18 tooth (tooth before wisdom tooth on the bottom left) about 3 years ago. About six months ago my tooth started hurting - aching a little here and there, especially when I'd eat something warm or hot. I visited my dentist who noticed that the crown on that tooth wasn't fitting correctly so he made me a new one. That seemed to take care of the problem until . . . . a month or so later when it started hurting again.
I went to the dentist again but for a filling on a different tooth (two away from the aching tooth). My toothache then went away! But sadly, it's come back with a vengence. I am sensitive to hot, cold and pressure now. And it throbs. ALL THE TIME.
How can this be? Doesn't having a root canal mean that my tooth can't feel anything now? I'm visiting the endodontist on Friday but would like to be armed with as much information as possible about my supposedly dead roots.