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Root-canal treatment done. Having pain in teeth and headache. Should I consult dentist or a neurologist?

I have had a root-canal done on a tooth on my left side. There is a harsh , regular pain that comes daily after that along with high sensitivity of my tooth with a pain too in there on the teeth . I wanted to correct my teeth and landed into a deeper mess. Am not sure if I have to go to a dentist or a neurologist to check the head?! Could someone help advice please. Would there be something that these dentists place on the root-canal that would touch the nerves and cause this headache right up. What has to be done now? Thanks, Regards, Balaji K YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
I read your problem,i would like to tell you that pain after root canal treatment could be because of following reasons-
1.Incomplete/improper obturation.
2.Infection left,because of improper cleaning of canals.
3.Infection of adjacent tooth.
One more thing you did not mentioned that whether you got the crown over that tooth after root canal treatment.
So i will suggest you please visit back to your dentist and get the thorough examination done including x-ray of that tooth.
Nothing to get worried pou need not to take a neurologist's consultation.
Take Care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I read your history & would like to tell you that your root canal treatment was not perfect.
It has some problem like there might be some extra canal or under obturation done.
To know the exact etiology you need to get an IOPAR done of associated tooth.
This pain has arisen because of same teeth since you told you have sensitivity in that tooth.
After getting RCT done done tooth becomes senseless but you still have sensitivity in same tooth.
I advise you to concern your dentist.

Take Care
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Preet Kaur's  Response
hi there
root canal treatment is done to get rid of the cavity which has reached till pulp but at times there is pain in tooth post root canal treatment due to
*Body's nonacceptance to the treatment done.
*Incomplete removal of infection.
*Failure of root canal due to unknown reason.(even done very precisely)
u need not to visit a neurologist because root canal treatment doesn't cause nerve damage as such. u need to visit your dentist again n explain him your problem. he might take a x ray to evaluate your problem by analyzing the same tooth or neighboring teeth and give u some pain killers and antibiotic course.
please see your dentist soon.
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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