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Root Canals Ask The Endodontist Corinne Scalzitti Question:
I had a root canal 6 months ago on tooth #14. I am STILL experiencing pain with hot and cold.

My dentist took xrays and says it looks fine. I have had the bite adjusted and that also looks fine. What could the problem be?

My dentist says he doesn't understand why I feel pain and says to wait some more for it to heal?? Six months!!! Seems like a long time to wait. ... Visitor from OH

Answer:
Tooth #14 is a difficult tooth for a root canal.

Upper molars usually have 3-4 canals, but this one may have a hidden canal that is very difficult to locate.

I would recommend that you have a consultation with an endodontist, a root canal specialist. Pain to hot and cold suggests that there is still living nerve tissue, and I suspect the hidden canal.

Look for an endodontist who uses a microscope.

Corinne Scalzitti, DMD, MAGD

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