A 47-year-old member asked:
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i have severe pain after root canal/crown, how normal is this?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is normal: During the root canal therapy and crown preparation a lot of collateral tissue (gums, nerves, muscles) damage is done. The pain is a symptom of the affected tissue inflammation. Over the counter medications (aleeve, advil) for a few days will ameliorate the pain their anti-inflammatory effect. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration.
Answered on Dec 12, 2013
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Duration?: Pain should markedly decrease within a day or two or the procedure. Not all root canals are successful. See DDS ASAP if pain persists longer.
Answered on Dec 23, 2016
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Re-evaluate: Both root canal treatment and crown preparation are surgical procedures. Healing interval required. If pain not diminishing after 48 hours return to Dentist for reevaluation. May be anything from a crown that needs a minuscule occlusal adjustment, to a root canal that requires revision by an Endodontist. Don't hesitate to call your Dentist.
Answered on Dec 31, 2016
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