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Sensitivity to Hot/Cold Liquids after Root Ca

03/31/2011

Question:

Sir/Mam, My husband had undergone root canal treatment for a tooth 4 months back. He has started being sensitive to hot/cold liquids recently. An X-ray showed his tooth to be in good condition. Kindly advice on what could be the problem and solution for the same.



Answer:

Thermal sensitivity is not a typical symptom of previously treated root canals developing problems. However, this reaction to cold/hot liquids could indicate that there may be a problem with another tooth in the area. I would recommend that you see your local dentist or endodontist for an evaluation.

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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