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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:37 pm    Post subject: Re: sensitive tooth Reply with quote

On Thu, 13 Jul 2006 13:19:08 GMT, Mark & Steven Bornfeld <bornfeldmung@dentaltwins.com> wrote:

Quote:
An abscess means the root is infected?
I wonder how that is possible, without decay...

Are you sure there is no decay? Was the previous filling very deep?
It is not unusual for damage to occur to a nerve, but not have any
evidence of it for months or even years afterward.

Steve

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:19 pm    Post subject: Re: sensitive tooth Reply with quote

mark-t2@lycos.com wrote:
Quote:
Mark & Steven Bornfeld wrote:

About 6 days ago, my #3 tooth became very sensitive
to temperature, and now pressure... chewing on that
side makes it sore.

I know, the answer is: visit a dentist! But before
doing that, I would like to know what the possible
diagnoses may be, and whether I should wait a bit
longer, to see if it clears by itself.

If it doesn't clear, does this indicate a root canal?
Or is there other treatment available?

The tooth has a filling, from long ago, which should seal
it against further decay, yes/no? There is no visible
sign of any cavity outside the filling.

I'm sure you know that no one can tell without examining you, and
possibly taking an x-ray.


Of course. I'm just trying to use this forum to acquire
information, to get some sense of the spectrum of possibilities.

Can an x-ray see the root? I thought only bone shows
up, while the root is soft tissue.


Root is hard tissue--except for cementum, much harder than bone. Yes,
you will be looking for evidence of abscess in the root and surrounding
bone.
Quote:


Your symptoms however are typical of a progressing dental abscess. You
may or may not have decay; the tooth may or may not be salvageable.
Get it checked.


An abscess means the root is infected?
I wonder how that is possible, without decay...

Are you sure there is no decay? Was the previous filling very deep?
It is not unusual for damage to occur to a nerve, but not have any
evidence of it for months or even years afterward.

Steve
Quote:

Mark



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http://www.dentaltwins.com
Brooklyn, NY
718-258-5001
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:22 am    Post subject: Re: sensitive tooth Reply with quote

Mark & Steven Bornfeld wrote:
Quote:
About 6 days ago, my #3 tooth became very sensitive
to temperature, and now pressure... chewing on that
side makes it sore.

I know, the answer is: visit a dentist! But before
doing that, I would like to know what the possible
diagnoses may be, and whether I should wait a bit
longer, to see if it clears by itself.

If it doesn't clear, does this indicate a root canal?
Or is there other treatment available?

The tooth has a filling, from long ago, which should seal
it against further decay, yes/no? There is no visible
sign of any cavity outside the filling.

I'm sure you know that no one can tell without examining you, and
possibly taking an x-ray.

Of course. I'm just trying to use this forum to acquire
information, to get some sense of the spectrum of possibilities.

Can an x-ray see the root? I thought only bone shows
up, while the root is soft tissue.

Quote:
Your symptoms however are typical of a progressing dental abscess. You
may or may not have decay; the tooth may or may not be salvageable.
Get it checked.

An abscess means the root is infected?
I wonder how that is possible, without decay...

Mark
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:05 am    Post subject: Re: sensitive tooth Reply with quote

I second that recommendation. It's impossible to say what the problem is
without examining you, but generally, the longer you wait, the worse it will
be. Call your dentist tomorrow morning and get an examination. good luck.
"Mark & Steven Bornfeld" <bornfeldmung@dentaltwins.com> wrote in message
news:p7ftg.7242$HJ3.4833@trndny03...
Quote:
mark-t2@lycos.com wrote:
About 6 days ago, my #3 tooth became very sensitive
to temperature, and now pressure... chewing on that
side makes it sore. I am now eating and drinking on
the other side only.

I know, the answer is: visit a dentist! But before
doing that, I would like to know what the possible
diagnoses may be, and whether I should wait a bit
longer, to see if it clears by itself.

If it doesn't clear, does this indicate a root canal?
Or is there other treatment available?

The tooth has a filling, from long ago, which should seal
it against further decay, yes/no? There is no visible
sign of any cavity outside the filling.

Thanks for any input...

Mark


I'm sure you know that no one can tell without examining you, and possibly
taking an x-ray.
Your symptoms however are typical of a progressing dental abscess. You
may or may not have decay; the tooth may or may not be salvageable.
Get it checked.

Steve

--
Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS
http://www.dentaltwins.com
Brooklyn, NY
718-258-5001
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:57 pm    Post subject: Re: sensitive tooth Reply with quote

mark-t2@lycos.com wrote:
Quote:
About 6 days ago, my #3 tooth became very sensitive
to temperature, and now pressure... chewing on that
side makes it sore. I am now eating and drinking on
the other side only.

I know, the answer is: visit a dentist! But before
doing that, I would like to know what the possible
diagnoses may be, and whether I should wait a bit
longer, to see if it clears by itself.

If it doesn't clear, does this indicate a root canal?
Or is there other treatment available?

The tooth has a filling, from long ago, which should seal
it against further decay, yes/no? There is no visible
sign of any cavity outside the filling.

Thanks for any input...

Mark


I'm sure you know that no one can tell without examining you, and
possibly taking an x-ray.
Your symptoms however are typical of a progressing dental abscess. You
may or may not have decay; the tooth may or may not be salvageable.
Get it checked.

Steve

--
Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS
http://www.dentaltwins.com
Brooklyn, NY
718-258-5001
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:53 pm    Post subject: sensitive tooth Reply with quote

About 6 days ago, my #3 tooth became very sensitive
to temperature, and now pressure... chewing on that
side makes it sore. I am now eating and drinking on
the other side only.

I know, the answer is: visit a dentist! But before
doing that, I would like to know what the possible
diagnoses may be, and whether I should wait a bit
longer, to see if it clears by itself.

If it doesn't clear, does this indicate a root canal?
Or is there other treatment available?

The tooth has a filling, from long ago, which should seal
it against further decay, yes/no? There is no visible
sign of any cavity outside the filling.

Thanks for any input...

Mark
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