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Question:
Root Canal Treatment: I had a root canal done four months ago. Throughout the processs I kept feeling pain and sensitivity and like the feeling of foil paper in your filling!

The doctor did X-rays to verify all was good inside before he applied crown. He said everything looked good and continued procedure. It felt good at times afterwards but sometimes the pain comes and it hurts like crazy.

I can't eat on that side and when I tap on my tooth where root canal was done it hurts. I tapped to see which tooth was causing the pain and it appears to be same one that was worked on. Why would pain still be there? I haven't been able to chew from that side since the root canal.

Answer:
Theoretically, a root canal removes all nerve tissue, thereby eliminating the possibility of perceiving pain. Many root canal treatments are difficult. While special instrumentation is often required, hidden or convoluted branching of a tooth root can escape successful treatment.

Your symptoms suggest that your tooth still has active nerve tissue. It may be worthwhile to consult an Endodontist if your present dentist is unable to diagnose a need for specific treatment.

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