Oral Health

Question
Posted by: Lee | 2009/04/24

Q.

Nerve damage

I recently experienced exruciating pain which was later detected as an infection in the nerve under one of my crown. Infection was drained, I underwent root canal and the dentist has now said that I need to go and have the nerve removed. Is this really necessary? If so, what is the procedure?

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

the nerve should have been removed during the root canal procedure (that's what a root canal treatment is).
I'm not sure what your dentist means by this

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Posted by: Graham | 2009/04/29

I had root canal done just over a year ago. Around about the same time i started getting head aches and feeling foggy for long periods in the day. If the nerve wasnt properly removed, could this be a possible cause.

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