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Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

Very common: After the root canal treatment, you may have some pain for 24-72 hours. If pain becomes worse or does not improve after 72 hours, call your dentist for post-op evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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Can you tell me about dental pain years after root canal ?

Can you tell me about dental pain years after root canal ?

Root canal: If you are having pain in a tooth that had a root canal, there may be several possible causes: 1. Re-infection 2. Fractured tooth 3. A traumatic bite 4. A gum infection around the tooth see your dentist or an endodontist to examine and evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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Can myofacial dental pain/throbbing post root canal be due to old spinal injury? Q. Having more dental work done now. Will happen with fillings?

Can myofacial dental pain/throbbing post root  canal be due to old spinal injury?  Q. Having more dental work done now.  Will  happen with fillings?

No: The nerves to your teeth come from the trigeminal ganglion inside the skull, not from spinal nerves. That stated, some people with chronic pain on chronic opioids are more sensitive to pain coming from an acute new event than someone not on opioids. This is called opioid induced hyperalgesia. ...Read more

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Tooth pain in several teeth from just heat and x-rays came out negative. I have deep fillings on one of my teeth. Do i need a root canal?

Tooth pain in several teeth from just heat and x-rays came out negative. I have deep fillings on one of my teeth. Do i need a root canal?

Yes and No: You need a root canal if one or more of your teeth have irreversible nerve inflammation, or if the tooth or teeth are dead or dying. You don't need a root canal if the pain-causing inflammation is reversible. You may need to replace the deep filling with a sedative liner and a new filling. You may also need to do a bite adjustment. You should probably see an endodontist for a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Had a root canal on wisdom tooth. Pain for three weeks. Pain reliever Round the clock. Pain in cheek and jawbone. Half of face with teeth in pain.

Had a root canal on wisdom tooth. Pain for three weeks. Pain reliever Round the clock. Pain in cheek and jawbone. Half of face with teeth in pain.

See specialist: Have you been in touch with the Dentist ?? If a specialist did the treatment,they would want to see you ASAP to address this issue. If not done by specialist, then you should see an Endodontist for evaluation and treatment. My concern based on your report is that you may have cracked the tooth, and if this is the case, it will need to be extracted. Good Luck -- Make Appt. ...Read more

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Had a root canal on wisdom tooth. Pain for three weeks. Pain reliever Round the clock. Pain in cheek and jawbone. Half of face with teeth in pain.

See dentist: return for follow up with the dentist who did the root canal or get a second opinion. It is possible on lower teeth to get inflammation in the nerve canal that runs inside of the jaw bone. This pressure will cause everything along the whole side to hurt. Seek follow up care. ...Read more

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Please help! tooth pain years after root canal?

Bummer: Root canals may fail over time by loosing their seal. Another possibility is a cracked root. My advice would be to see an endodontist, root canal specialist to evaluate whether the tooth can be saved. 10 year on root canals is around 90%. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Toothache (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more