Post-Root Canal Problems, What's Next?
Hi, anybody experienced with local endodontistry and root canal drama to give me some advice? I had my first ever root canal late last year with a highly recommended endodontist (referred by my trusted dentist, recommended here on BPN). It clearly didn't "take", and they re-did it without additional charge a few months later. The second time, the healing trajectory was much more obvious and I felt like I was back to normal (no sensitivity, much less pain) on the affected tooth within about two months. Well, that lasted a month, and in the past few weeks, I have been feeling sensitivity in the same area again. Not "pain" yet, so I'm using this time to mull my options. I have Delta PPO. I am not sure if this is a practicioner issue, or just my tooth is so messed up I need an implant. Do I call the same endodontist to have them do it again? Do I trust them to go straight to an implant? (which we'd previously discussed as a more extreme option to try after a root canal). Do I call Delta to have them authorize a second opionion with another endo? Plus, I've gotten soooo many x-rays over the 9 months this has been going on... I hate the thought of more. Is there any harm to if I just live with the sensitivity as long as it doesn't escalate to pain, to give the radiation a rest for a while? Sigh. Teeth, man!