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Root Canals

Long term pain after intial procedure

04/23/2008

Question:

I had th ist hsalf of a root canl done abuout 3 years ago and for vartious reason left health insure d employment and th pain was practicalluy gone I never did the final part of proceedure. I went to a dentist last fall and was told I need e tooth pulled ansd other work doene. I am now -past couple of weeks haiving pain in other parts of body i.e. chestpain, numbness in and tingling pain in face ,neck arms,back and legs feeling is in chest and stomach swelling right after eatring small meals Is this possilby related to infection from gums/teeth?

Answer:

It is highly unlikely that any of your symptoms are related to your dental condition. I recommend an evaluation by your physician as soon as possible.

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Response by:

Melissa McCartney Drum, DDS, MS Melissa McCartney Drum, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University