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Stopped root canal because of sensitivity. Closed the hole. On strong antibiotics. Guidance?

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I had intense pain on one of my back teeth and after visiting the dentist, was told that it required a root canal. After a couple of sessions, the dentist said that the tooth was too sensitive to finish the root canal (it was causing me pain every time she touched it), and she put me on antibiotics. I returned and she said it was still too sensitive, so closed the hole that she made and left me with antibiotics. The pain stopped for a couple of months then returned, and it was very intense. I was unable to do anything when the pain struck and tried to get rid of it with clove oil, which made the pain worse. I visited an emergency dentist who prescribed me strong antibiotics. The pain eventually left and the tooth no longer troubled me. However, that was a couple of months ago and now the tooth is starting to cause me problems again. What should I do, ask my dentist for more tablets or attempt the root canal again, knowing that my tooth is still very sensitive?
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

As per your clinical history i suggest you to visit a Dentist, take a fresh x-ray and decide whether the tooth can be clinically treated or have to go for extraction.
Antibiotics and analgesic will give temporary relief, long duration of strong antibiotics can lead to side effects like abdominal upset, vomitting, diarrhea, even thrush.
I will encourage you to get the treatment of the tooth completed.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, use antiseptic mouthwash twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sonia Nayab's  Response
hi there

thanks for asking your query

root canal treatment is required in a tooth with infected pulp

sometimes the pain persist and tooth remain sensitive after root canal treatment.this is due to some unfilled canal,incomplete pulp debridement,some lateral canals and sometimes may be adjacent tooth causing pain.

root canal treatment should be repeated

consult a dentist for complete evaluation

meanwhile continue your antibiotic and analgesic to reside pain

hope this will help


Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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  User's Response
Hello dear
Your dentist is misguiding you, as there is nothing like your tooth is oversensetive.once local anaesthesia is given properly tooth become num and after first sitting of RCT pain shouldnot be i think injection of LA given by this lady dentist was inappropriate and your tooth was not completely num when she did this procedure. And she gave you excuse that your tooth i oversensetive.Stop having this bulk of antibiotics and consult some better dentist and get your RCT done nicely.
Dr. Amit k. Gaba
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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