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pain worse after root canal

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashish Naik
16 years experience General Practice
What is worse?: To me worse is what is the hardest to recover from. A crown and root canal can be done with little to no pain and very little post op discomfort. Bo ... Read More
Dr. Tarek Hamid
9 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If the tooth has healthy roots and surrounding periodontal tissues then a root canal treatment and a crown would be the treatment of choice. But if t ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Extraction is worse: Many people consider extraction of infected tooth a better option than root canal treatment. Root canal treatment is tooth preservation procedure. Roo ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Extraction: Crowns and root canal therapy can usually be done without any pain during the procedure and often none (or little) after as well. Extractions always h ... Read More
Dr. Mark Venincasa
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Still can vary...: Although any of these can vary, most likely, the extraction would be worst. However, with that said, even that pain could be mild and perhaps last on ... Read More
Dr. Randolph Todd
44 years experience Endodontics
None of the above: To clarify my answer i must explain that there are three "zones" of pain you are confronted with. There is the pain before, during and after treatment ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wineman
40 years experience Dentistry
Endo retreatment: Whenever a n old root canal is retreated, it is normal for the tooth to be more sensitive than before. The removal of the root canal filling is more l ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Possibly: Retreatment involves removal of previous root canal materials from the roots and often times involves using solvents. These are irritating to the peri ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Ritz
46 years experience Dentistry
Neither: You would not be condidering either unless you had pain. Whichever is indicated will make you feel better. Sometimes the area can be drained through t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
32 years experience Dentistry
Not even close!: The only time a root canal is "bad" is when the treatment is delayed and the tooth becomes infected/abscessed. So don't wait. Otherwise, root canal th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
RCT or EXT?: Worse in what way? Pain? Cost? Chair time? Etc. I will make the assumption you are referring to discomfort or pain. Either one should be totally pain ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
47 years experience Dentistry
Pain on new filling: Sometimes, a filling will be deep, because the decay was deep. Most of the time a filling may be sensitive while the soft tissue within the tooth heal ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Lots of possibilities: Joint irritation may be due to having to remain open for the dental procedure to be done, generalized stress from the procedure itself, or it may be t ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Haddad
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See dentist ASAP: do not wait any longer. See a dentist ASAP to avoid a possible dangerous infection.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
42 years experience Dentistry
See a specialist: If you are worried that you may have pain or complications after the root canal and since you had a bad experience I would strongly recommend that you ... Read More
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