I had root canal treatment on a¬†front tooth 3 weeks ago, and am getting a crown.¬†However, it is sometimes still a little sensitive above the tooth along the gums, not super-sensitive, just a little bit, and sometimes the temporary feels a bit sensitive. Is this normal or do I have a root canal that didn’t work, or some other issue?

Thanks for your help.
– Mike from Florida

Mike,
It isn’t unusual at all for a tooth that has had a root canal treatment to be a little tender for a while afterward. The reason for doing a root canal is that the tissue inside the tooth is infected, and removing this infected tissue causes some irritation around the end of the tooth. It takes the body a while to resolve this.

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