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A 21-year-old male asked:

i recently had a root canal it has been 9 days. i am currently experiences odd twinges the tooth is not sensitive to cold or heat why is this?

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Dr. Jerry Brown
Prosthodontics 53 years experience
Root Canal Symptoms: Good day; The tooth in question may require a slight adjustment of the bite. However, give the tender tooth a few more days, notice if the symptoms diminish in frequency and intensity, if not contact your DDS.
Dr. Rachana Vora
Dentistry 16 years experience
Root canal therapy: The tissues around the tooth can sometimes takes a few weeks to heal after a root canal procedure. We generally recommend waiting about 2-4 weeks for symptoms to resolve after a root canal procedure. If your symptoms do not resolve, please contact your dentist for an evaluation.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Sensitivity: May be due to ongoing healing process in the tissues surrounding the tooth, the need for a bite adjustment (filling may be high), or residual infection. Contact the Dentist or Root Canal Specialist (Endodontist) who did your treatment. Reevaluation may be indicated.

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