Question 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!
Answer 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.
dr mayank kaurani
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.
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.