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Root Canals Ask The Endodontist Christopher McFarland Question:
Sensitivity after Root Canals: I have just completed 2 root canal treatments.

The first is on a baby tooth (I am 25) and the dentist said he could not clean all of the roots as the tooth had calcified. He did not want it to be crowned as he said the tooth was not strong enough. He put in a permanent filling about 10 days ago.

The second is on a big tooth and I had the permanent crown fitted 3 days ago. Both teeth are still very sensitive when I press down on them with my finger. Do you think this is normal?

The teeth are not sensitive to hot or cold and I can brush them without trouble. In the evenings I am aware of the teeth even though it is not necessarily painful (if that makes sense). What do you advise? ...Visitor from London

All of these procedures cause inflammation which you feel every time you try to use the teeth.

Give this a little time, a week or 10 days and see if things don't work out.

Maybe take a little over the counter anti-inflammatory like Advil. If not, call your dentist to check things again. Good luck1

Christopher McFarland, DMD
Atlanta Prosthodontist - Periodontist
2530 Lawrenceville Highway
Decatur - Duluth - Atlanta, GA
(770) 492-0256

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