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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Root canal diagnosis procedure
I have a painful tooth area 15 or 14 and as part of the Endodontic Diagnosis the Dr, did 3 injections of ....cain (not sure which one) in the gum area and roof of my mouth. I never heard of doing this procedure as part of the testing. When asked if the pain went away I said yes and he than said this indicates it is a tooth nerve problem. It has been almost 48 hours and I now have no pain. Is there an explanation?
I cannot speak directly to your particular situation because I do not have all the necessary information. However, injections of anesthetic can be used for diagnostic purposes.
Melissa McCartney Drum, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University