How Long Is This Sucker Going to Be Sensitive?

November 2, 2010

Let me guess; the tooth wasn’t hurting before we worked on it; am I right?

Teeth are like ant beds, once you see the problem you know you’re going to have to deal with it before it rears up and bites you in the …… well, you know what I mean.  Once you do treat it, it usually acts up for a while before it decides to calm down, like the ant bed.

How long the tooth is sensitive depends on several things:

–          How many times has it been worked on before

–          How big the problem was ( ie: crack, decay, breakage)

–          How long the problem has existed

All of these factors play a roll in the likelihood that the tooth could be sensitive and if so, how long that sensitivity will persist.

Most teeth calm down on their own, in their own time.  If for some reason they decide to be stubborn, we can always take care of the problem with a root canal.  What? You don’t want a root canal?  Heard horror stories? See our upcoming post about pulp chambers to learn more about root canals.

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