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should there be pain after a root canal

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Neck pain: Neck pain after a dental procedure could be due to positioning of your head during the procedure or afterwards. Changes in your biting/jaw could possi ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Mccarty
31 years experience Dentistry
Hard to say: Sometimes people with a previous neck issue develop pain from having their head back in the dental chair with their mouth wide open which can both pla ... Read More
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Dr. Danni Sayman
17 years experience Endodontics
Posicion of the head: Too long appointment which is normal in a root canal. Will go away or get some massage from an expert.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Kirschner
8 years experience Dentistry
Briefly: If the pain persists for morew trhan one or two days and does not ersolve call the dentist or go get a second opinion from another dentist. Did the ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Hanley
42 years experience Orthodontics
Healing: When the root canal is cleaned out by the dentist, the files the dentist uses can go past the apex of the tooth, irritating the bone tissue under the ... Read More
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Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
25 years experience Dentistry
Time heals most : Time will heal bruised tissues around the tooth treated by the root canal. There is a chance that your filling done after the root canal is too high ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not recommended: Ask your doctor who knows your health history. What if you are allergic to this medication, are you taking any other medications that could potential ... Read More
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Dr. Yigal Prilutsky
19 years experience Dentistry
Never: You should never take any medication not prescribed for you. Only your dentist knows the specifics of your dental issues. Consult with him or her an ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: You would be breaking the law. Adequate pain relief is your dentists responsibility.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yu
Dr. John Yu answered
15 years experience Endodontics
Yes and No: If you had your mouth open for quite a while your jaw muscle could be sore. Your gum may be irritated from the clamp. The disinfectant used to clean ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
43 years experience Endodontics
Mild soreness: Root canal treatment may cause an inflammatory response. This response includes slight swelling of the ligaments that support the tooth. If the tooth ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yu
Dr. John Yu answered
15 years experience Endodontics
Yes and No: You probably had you mouth open for quite a while and your muscle is sore. Your gum may be irritated from the clamp. The disinfectant used to clean ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yu
Dr. John Yu answered
15 years experience Endodontics
Yes, but depends: It depends on how you feel afterward. Most of my patient (>90%) go to work the next day without any issue. Only about 1-2% are what we called fla ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Usually yes: After root canal surgery, you should be able to return to work quickly. However, this will also depend on the type of anesthesia used. Consult with yo ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Generally: It depends on the procedure used, however generally the pain is gone, except there may be some sensitivity for a day or two.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience Dentistry
Sure...: You can go back to work just like having general dental work done. The only real hard part would be if you need to speak...And you are numb it may be ... Read More

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