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Question:
Sensitive tooth before and after a root canal:
I had a root canal done on a back left bottom molar about 2 months ago.

This tooth had become extremely sensitive to hot, cold, lukewrm temperatures and hurt when I tried to chew even a soft food.

I have felt no relief since the procedure and I've gone back to my dentist 2 times since then to see if something else could be done to stop the pain and sensitivity.

He did something else to my tooth both times and I am still to go back in several days but this tooth still feels exactly the same as before the procedures. I can not let any food or drinks go to the left side of my mouth at any time.

What can the problem be? Is this common and will I always have pain? ...Visitor from PA

Answer:
Since you have been to your dentist 3 times without relief of your pain and discomfort, I would recommend seeing an endodontist (root canal specialist) for a second opinion.

You can find one by looking in the phone book under "Endodontists" in the dental section of the yellow pages. Endodontists evaluate and treat difficult root canals everyday and I feel an examination by a specialist is in your best interest.

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