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Question:
I had a root canal done 2 1/2 years ago. First having it done by a DDS on an emergency basis-then six to tweleve months later by an Endo specialist.This Dr. told me the DDS only cleared 1 root, leaving the other two. After having the second root canal done and completed (crowned etc.) things were fine except for occasional sensitivity.

Now, a year after the completed root canal, I am having serious pain and sensitivity from this tooth. Can someone explain this to me since my sister who is a dental assistant says that pain in this tooth is impossible because there are no roots! ...Visitor from IL

Answer:
A root canal does not remove the root... it removes the nerves and blood vessels from inside the root. I would go back to the endodontist as there could be an untreated canal or the tooth may be cracked. There could be other reasons.

Michael Fromm, DMD

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