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Root Canals Ask The Dentist Ara Nazarian Question:
Extract it?
I had a root canal and and permanent crown placed on an upper molar about 5 years ago.

Ever since then the jaw area above the tooth has hurt off and on. I saw a dentist about this 2 months ago but xrays were fine. He did not want to do anything to the tooth since he did not do the procedure.

In the last 2 weeks, I have had severe jaw pain that radiates around my eye and into my ear. The entire right side of my neck is very painful and even hurts to turn it to the side. However, there is no swelling of the face or gums.

I am in extreme pain but no one will help. What could be wrong? I have read many stories on the net about the toxins that can still be omitted. Will anyone just pull it? ...Visitor from GA

Answer:
I would recommend an endodontist (root canal specialist) look at the tooth.

Sometimes these teeth can have micro-cracks in them that can still cause pain and discomfort not to hot and cold but to touch and bite. Read our article on Phantom Tooth pain diagnosis.

This is not apparent on xrays in most cases. Have a specialist look at the tooth.

A Nazarian, DDS

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