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would my tooth hurt after a root canal?

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Dr. Kara Rosenthal-Fraiman
Endodontics 31 years experience
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.
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
It can: And that doesn't necessarily mean that something is wrong. Consult with the treating dr. Hope this helps.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Often: Often temporarily. The root canal should solve the problem. If pain persists, see the treating denttist.
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 44 years experience
Maybe: There are many variables that affect postoperative pain.It would be advisable to return to the practitioner that provided the treatment for the best answer. If the pain is decreasing since the treatment it may be just a function of time until it subsides completely. If it is escalating there may be a problem. Give your DDS a call I'm sure they with have your best interest at heart. Good luck -

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A 20-year-old female asked:

I might be getting a root canal so I have a few questions. Does a root canal hurt and does it make the tooth fall/break?How long does it take?Thanks:)

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Depends: Often, a front tooth single canal is performed in about 1 hour or less & a premolar or molar will take longer, because they have more canals(2, 3 or more) in these teeth to seal. Usually a root canal gets you "out of pain" but you may have some discomfort. Yes, root canal treated teeth are more brittle than non-treated teeth, so you may need a crown & will need to be careful eating on that tooth.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Will a root canal hurt as much as the tooth before the procedure?

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Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry 46 years experience
No: The pain in a tooth that needs a root canal is usually from pressure in and around the tooth. Opening the tooth for a root canal relieves the pressure and usually the pain. So your answer is not to expect pain during the treatment and to expect to feel better after.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for my tooth to hurt again a month after a root canal?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
No: you should not be having pain a month after a root canal. See the treating dentist about this.

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