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mouth pain after root canal

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Abscess: The abscess may have spread, there may be inflammation, you may have strained your muscles keeping your mouth opened wide while the dentist performed ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Why?: Why couldn't you open your mouth more than that with the first dentist? Did you open your mouth further for junior? If you did, you had something agai ... Read More
Dr. Aaron Cook
16 years experience Dentistry
May be trismus: Not uncommon...Probably trismus, which can unfortunately last days/weeks. Nsaid medications, warm compresses to the side of your face receiving the r ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Can happen: Sometimes when your mouth has been opened for a long period of time, your jaw muscles can spasm leading to limited opening. I assume you have no TMJ ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See dentist: Go back and see the dentist who did the root canal. You may need further adjustments.
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
35 years experience Dentistry
Maybe bite related: May be related to the bite on the new crown or related to residual infection on the root canal address it with your dentist.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
37 years experience Dentistry
Depends ...: It depends on the kind of local anesthetic used. Some can last up to 8 hours. But usually around 4 hours.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Few days....: There generally is pain after the local anesthetic wears off; the dentist should explain and warn about that depending how invasive the procedure is, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
For what reason ?: Gauze usually placed over an extraction socket.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Crown has to be out.: Any cavity or infection must be expose to air and drained, fast. A close space will lead to major problem.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Drainage: There may be drainage of bacteria from either end of the treated tooth, or the temporary filling may be reaching down. Please call the Dentist or End ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Tooth Vitality: Your teeth are not living... the organic matrix of the tooth is not living tissue: only the blood vessels and nerve(s) inside the tooth are alive. Roo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Call endodontist: You are under their care, and these problems should be addressed by the doctor who is treating you.

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