A 26-year-old female asked:
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Temporary filling fell out after root canal and is causing pain. Why is there pain?

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Dr. Joseph Kim
25 years experience in Dentistry
Possible fracture: That fact that a temp filling fell out may suggest that there is a fracture in the tooth. A devitalized tooth is more brittle than a vital tooth and more prone to fracture. Of course, the temp filling may be unrelated to the pain. You've just undergone a surgical procedure and there will always be a healing phase for 3-5 days post-operatively. Consult your dentist pronto!
Answered on Mar 18, 2018
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