A member asked:

It's been one week since my root canal and i still have so much pain at times i can hardly chew on even soft foods. what could be the cause?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Infection ?: Fracture? Accessory canal? Inflammation? These are some issues your dentist should discuss with you when you call them to explain your situation.

Answered 8/8/2020


Dr. Jason Alliger answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Endodontics

Call your dentist: It could be post op inflammation. You need to treat the tooth like a sprained ankle and avoid it until it starts to heal. Make sure when you bite yiur teeth together you don’t hit that tooth first. One of the most common post op issues can be that you hit the tooth to hard which can delay healing and make the discomfort linger. You need to be seen to check the bite and check for active infection.

Answered 8/8/2020



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