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Root Canals Ask The Prosthodontist Chris McFarland Question:
I had a root canal canal done on tooth #3 almost 4 years ago. I have been in pain ever since.

I feel as though I am having constant sinus infections and given repeated antibiotic treatments to no avail. My right cheek and eye constantly swell.

The root canal was redone within 6 months and I had a bit of relief, but the constant throbbing continues.

The third endodonist was going to do an apicoectomy, but told me my sinus cavity was encroaching into my root area and that it would be a 50/50 chance of success. She then told me I should have a sinus lift and implant surgery instead. ...Visitor from WA

Answer:
Sometimes you just have to admit that things just aren't going to work out.

It sounds like you have had qualified dentists evaluating your tooth and the pain just won't go away. I've seen this in my practice. Everyone looks at the tooth and says it's OK but the pain continues.

I'll bet once the tooth is removed your will find a crack that wouldn't allow for proper healing. In my practice I have removed many molars and replaced them with implants. This should be a successful method of replacement, far superior to doing a bridge.

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

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