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I had a root canal about 2 months ago and still had percussion sensitivity last month but dentist said OK to put a crown on about a week ago.

Over the past few days my right armpit has started to ache. Went to my endo this AM, took more x-rays, he sees no infection but suspects that the roots are inflamed and that is causing my pain. He suggested "apico" surgery on the tooth, and if that does not work, an extraction.

Does this sound like a reasonable course of action for no visible infection on the x-ray, no fever, but percussion sensitivity and swollen lymph nodes in armpit? I also have MVP (with no regurgitation, no Rx).

Endo says antibiotic will not help, needs to go thru crown to retreat or do surgery. ...Visitor from California

Interesting.... it is likely that you have branched or hidden roots that did not benefit from treatment. That which can't be seen..... can't be treated effectively.

A root canal retreatment may yield little result. Closely evaluate retreatment costs, the possibility of yet another RC failure with the costs of a dental implant replacement... which, if taken care of properly, can be a treatment that lasts a lifetime.

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