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Hello, Thanks for asking your question. I'm sorry to hear you are having a problem. When you said "he tested the tooth" and determined the root canal was a success, what did you mean? What was done to test the tooth? Can you get an xray of this area? Do you have other teeth in the area? Dr Magida
So, just so I am clear about things, you had a pain in an area and it was determined that a tooth with a deep cavity needed to have the nerve removed. However, upon removal of the supposedly bad nerve, the pain did not stop?
Sorry for delay.. can you get an xray of the area? If there are other teeth in the area did the dentist "test" them?
Throbbing is usually an indication of an infection in a tooth. If your dentist cannot find where it is coming from than in this situation I would have you go to a root canal specialist who has one of the new 3-Dimensional xray machines. These 3D xrays show infections and fractures and the like way better than the conventional 2 dimensional xrays. There could be another infection or a fracture in a tooth that is causing your pain. If your dentist cannot find it please go to an "endodontist" who is a dentist that specializes in just root canal procedures.
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Did he use 3D xrays? What did he say when you told him there was still throbbing?
Ok, that was where I was going to suggest next. If there is something going on in the sinus, at least you are headed to the correct doctor. I hope the ENT is able to pinpoint the cause of your problem. Good luck. Dr Magida
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