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what to do about infected/abscessed tooth, root canaled..should i still have pain?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Evaluation: Evaluation of the tooth is necessary Just because you had root canal therapy on the tooth does not mean you cannot have any pain. The bone and gingival tissue still have nerves in them... and they were not treated with the root canal therapy.Seek the opinion of a local dentist.
Answered on Jul 23, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Tincture of time: Sometimes healing hakes time. If soreness persists beyond a few days, return for reevaluation. Another consideration, was root canal treatment done by an Endodontics Specialist? If not, you may have to see one.
Answered on Nov 21, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Not uncommon: It may take some time (10-14 days or so) for the swelling to go down significantly. Try rinsing frequently with warm salt water and apply moist heat 3X a day. Take NSAIDs OTC for swelling and pain control. Good luck.
Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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