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03 Oct 2008

root canal problem
A year ago I had a root canal treatment on one of my lower molars. Ever since then it has been a tender tooth i.e. if i tap it with a fingernail it feels bruised, almost like a loose tooth that is soon going to come out. It is not loose though, and i did return 8 months ago to the dentist who did an xray and found nothing wrong at all. Does he need to check this again or is this common with root canal teeth? I have never had another root canal treatment.
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01 Jan 0001

The symptoms you describe indicate that the root canal treatment might not have been successful.
The treatment might need to be redone.
A root treated tooth should not give any pain if it succeeds.
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