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A 24-year-old female asked:

i had my root canal treatment 10 days ago the whole temp packing fell out. i am in slot of pain now. what's caused the pain?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Reinfection,see DDS: If you have lost the seal and the treatment was not completed at last visit, then you have reinfected the root canal space. Bacteria,food,etc have gotten into the tooth.If it was completed at last visit, you still have recontaminated it with bacteria,but there should not be severe pain with this.You might have actually fractured/split the tooth at/below the gumline which would cause severe pain.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
A few thoughts..: You might have an infection, you might have a fracture, you might even just have some inflammation. Please call the dentist who is treating you.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Inform your dentist: If you feel pain and/or discomfort after root canal treatment then you should not hesitate to inform your dentist.

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Last updated Feb 7, 2016

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