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Getting a recurring mouth ulcer between gums and cheek near root canaled tooth, gums are tender and sore. Dentist says X-ray of root canal looks good?

Getting a recurring mouth ulcer between gums and cheek near root canaled tooth, gums are tender and sore. Dentist says X-ray of root canal looks good?

Recurring ulcer: Any sore or lesion in the mouth that does not heal in 10-14 days, or is recurring, needs to be examined and possibly biopsied. If your dentist is unsure why you are have a lesion, Have the root canal evaluated by an endodontist. If the root canal is sound, and no other teeth are involved, see an oral surgeon or periodontist for an exam. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Why is my mouth so tender after root canal therapy?

Why is my mouth so tender after root canal therapy?

Surgical procedure: Root canal therapy is actually a minor surgical procedure. Any surgical procedure is often followed by some soreness or discomfort. The periodontal ligament and other tissues that surround your root in the bone become temporarily inflamed which in turn causes the soreness. ...Read more

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Sore gums months after a root canal. Is this normal?

Maybe: If your sore gum is localized to the area around the tooth that was treated, it's probably due to the pressure of the clamp that held the rubber dam in place around the tooth. ...Read more

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I had a root canal 1 week ago but now my tooth is sore to the touch. Is this common?

I had a root canal 1 week ago but now my tooth is sore to the touch. Is this common?

Root canal: Sometimes it takes several weeks for a tooth to be assymptomatic after root canal treatment, usually due to inflammation. Call the dentist who did the root canal treatment and let them know you are having pain. They may want to see you or prescribe anti-inflammation meds. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my back right bottom tooth but it had a root canal. I grind there so is it sore root?

I have had pain in my back right bottom tooth but it had a root canal. I grind there so is it sore root?

Could be fractured: You don't say if the back tooth has had a crown on it, but after root canals, molars can break if you grind on them. Dentists put crowns on these teeth to protect them from fracture after root canals. Get this checked by your dentist - a fractured root hurts in the jaw bone, not in the middle of the tooth. ...Read more

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Root canal 4wks ago. can eat fine, but "pressure pain" when touched w finger still there. is soreness normal after all this time? perm crown is on.

Ask dentist.: This sounds like it's worth asking your dentist in the morning. Call and see if the pain is enough that you should worry. It would not hurt to get examined again. ...Read more

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Upper molar crowned, root canaled, if soreness is, due to bite (unprofessional) only, can it still get infected? Assuming root canal was successful.

Upper molar crowned, root canaled, if soreness is, due to bite (unprofessional) only, can it still get infected?  Assuming root canal was successful.

Residual pain: If the root canal was very recent, it is common for the tooth to have residual pain, which should subside. If the the bite is off, a simple adjustment should take care of it. Don't be to quick to throw your gp under the bus! go back and have it evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How happens when you go in for retreated root canal soreness?

Depends: It depends upon what the dentist finds wrong. The possibilities include watching the tooth, apex surgery, retreating the root canal, or extraction. ...Read more

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