A 27-year-old female asked:
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how long should discomfort last after root canal? tooth feels heavy, bigger, fake and with a little bitting pain. i have a temporary crown.

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Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience Dentistry
See your debtist: The post Endodontic treatment pain varies between patients. If there was a lot of pain, infection, swelling than the tooth may require a longer time to heal. Most patient experience slight discomfort from chewing and bitting. Basically the area feels soar and it may last a few days To a few weeks. In your case it is also possible that your temporary crown may be a bit high. See your dentist
Answered on Jan 12, 2016
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Dr. Justin Nelson
15 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Depends: depends on how symptomatic or angry the tooth was in the beginning but what you described (heavy, bigger, fake with a little biting pain) can be very normal but it sound like the temp crown is off or too big for your bite
Answered on Feb 27, 2016
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is normal: to experience a little soreness after the root canal treatment. Should the pain last for more than a few days, or if severe pain or swelling occurs, call your dentist for eval.
Answered on Feb 27, 2016

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