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Question
Posted by: Wendy | 2007/08/20

Q.

Unsuccessful RCT's

When a RCT is done, do they not remove the nerve from that tooth, cause currently I have three RCT's that have been done, yet after about three months all these teeth are hurting so much- I cant eat properly, cany drink cold stuff. I take up to 5 adcodol pain killers a day for the constant pain which has even gone into my jaw.

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

Hello,

Root canal treatments have around a 85-90% chance of success. If you are experiancing pain it is likely that the treatment has failed. YOU NOW HAVE 3 options:
1) redo the root canal treatments

2) apicectomies (surgical procedure where the tip of the root is removed)

3) extraction of the tooth

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