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Uncomfortable after root canal

A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience in Dentistry
One or the other: You have at least two possibilities. One is that the root canal is infected. The second is that your crown may need to be adjusted. There could be a p ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Possible: If infection had spread into the bone surrounding the tooth, inflammation could cause pain. Symptoms should diminish gradually, a little less every d ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience in Dentistry
Root canal: It is quite possible there is an additional canal that was not discovered and filled or the tooth may be cracked. They may need to take a 3 dimensio ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yu
Dr. John Yu answered
15 years experience in 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 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience in Dentistry
Bruising: This can happen on occasion from a variety of factors such as items the tooth is rinsed with if they get beyond the root tip (rare), infection either ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Fisk
11 years experience in Dentistry
No: Any tooth structure removed during root canal therapy will not regrow. However, only a small amount of tooth structure is removed through the center ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kara Rosenthal-Fraiman
30 years experience in Endodontics
Not Always: Each tooth is different. Some patient have slight soreness for the first few days after rct. But nothing that Motrin can't help.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience in Dentistry
Root canal: Before a root canal is started, the tooth will be anesthetized. Once thoroughly numb, there will be little or no discomfort. In many cases, the nerv ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
21 years experience in Dentistry
Not sure: I'm not sure what you are asking. If you are asking if a tooth can erupt further than what it was, then yes. If you are asking if the tooth regenera ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Husam Bezreh
Specializes in Periodontics
Common: It is common to have swollen gums after root canals; it could be due to physical trauma from the rubber dam, or it could be due to infection. Please c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zhiqiang Huang
12 years experience in Dentistry
Access opening: To do a root canal procedure, dentist need open a hole in that tooth to get a pathway for the whole procedure. After the procedure, the hole in the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Root canal: Some pain is common after a root canal . If there is an active infection an antibiotic can help you heal. See the dentist that did the root canal ab ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
Severe decay : If there was severe decay in the tooth, then some minor bone removal may be indicated when preparing the tooth for a crown in order to have the margin ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. JC MORGAN
Dr. JC MORGAN answered
38 years experience in Dentistry
Doesn't have to be: Usually if the infection is minimal (antibiotics taken correctly), the tooth can be adequately anesthetized and thus treated pain free.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Proper Local: Anesthesia will prevent the procedure form causing any pain and you will be given appropriate analgesic pain medication afterwards as well to manage a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Most likely: Root canal surgery is done because of bacteria destroying tissue. This has to be cleaned out.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yu
Dr. John Yu answered
15 years experience in Endodontics
No: It is normal to wear out some of the temporary filling. However, it is not good to have the temporary filling completely out. Once the inside of th ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
A RCT extraction: RCT removes the nerve from within the tooth & in doing so prevents the transmission of sensation from the tooth when exposed to heat, cold & s ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
See the Dentist: The dentist needs to check for 3 general possibilities: 1) there is still infection at the end of the root where the root canal was done. 2) the cro ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
A root canal: Shouldn't involve pain, discuss the analgesia with your dentist
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Donley
53 years experience in Dentistry
Rarely: With good anesthesia, root canal therapy rarely hurts during the procedure. Sometimes if a person is really hurting before the procedure is started, g ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
39 years experience in Dentistry
Bummer: Root canals may fail over time by loosing their seal. Another possibility is a cracked root. My advice would be to see an endodontist, root canal spe ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A few steps: The dentist uses a handpiece to open up the top of the tooth to get to the pulp chamber. They then remove the dead or infected pulp, clean out the ca ... Read More

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