Dentistry/Tooth pain

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Thank you for your service. I have had soreness/pain on my right upper pre molar for the last 2 days. I have been taking Motrin every 6-8 hours and my dentist just called me in a precription of antibiotics to start to see if it resolves or I see him in 4 days. This tooth had a root canal 5 years ago. However, it was not intially "crowned". My new dentist did "seal" it last year due to it never having any additional work after the orginal root canal. I have othersie healthy teeth. This pain is worse at night. The tooth is sore upon applying pressure but the Motrin keep the pain at bay, in the meantime. ANy suggestions? I was under the impression a root canal would prevent the tooth from acting up in the future. 5 years later at that!

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Hi bob!
I am sorry for your plight!
Root canals fail! Thats a reality! They do.... Even the best ones do... About 10 in 100.
I dont see an xray so i cant opine in detail.... Visit ur dentist (i hope he/ she is an endodontist) & get the tooth evaluated for the possibility of retreatment root canal....
Hurry the longer you wait.... The worse its gonna get.
Best wishes
dr mayank kaurani
India

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dr mayank kaurani BDS, MDS

Expertise

rootcanals, cosmetic dentistry, dental pain, cavities, tooth colored fillings, endodontic diagnosis, post & cores, ceramic veneers, composite fillings, dental whitening, bleaching etc. please remember: i cannot treat you online and neither can i touch your teeth or test their health! i can give you general suggestions and critically evaluate various treatments and offer my advice.

Experience

14 years of clinical experience. i am a professor in a postgraduate dental school, in the department of endodontics. my primary field of specialization is in endodontics and conservative dentistry. i am a consultant endodontist in private dental clinics and run my own clinic restricted to conservative dentistry & endodontics since 2006.

Organizations
DENTAL SPA, JAIPUR (INDIA). Mahatma Gandhi Dental College, jaipur(india)

Publications
new york state dental journal journal of contemporary dental practise

Education/Credentials
BDS, MDS (conservative dentistry & endodontics)

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