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Does It Hurt After A Root Canal
A lot of reasons: If you had a bad infection to start with, yes you may still have lingering effects. If the treatment was difficult or f the dentist could not for any reasons clean all the canals all the way. And in general it is normal to experience some mild pain for a few days or a week depending on your case and your pain tolerance. Pain killers should usually help good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends, how long?: Pain a day or few after may be normal. If the tooth had a significant infection prior to performing the root canal, this may lead to pain. Talk to the dentist who performed the procedure and they may want to re-examine the tooth and determine which pain reliever would be most appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Root canal treatment can stimulate an inflammatory reaction. This can be bacterially induced, traumatically induced or both. The important question is what is the cause of your current pain. I suggest you return to the doctor that treated you for a detailed exam and diagnosis. Normal inflammation from trauma usually subsides in 7-14 days. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May be usual, but...: There generally is pain after the local anesthetic wears off; the dentist should explain and warn about that depending how invasive the procedure is, whether he had to clear out infection, or abscess at the root. He should also give you a script for pain medication appropriate to the procedure, and appropriate to his knowledge of your pain threshold and ability to handle pain. Call, get advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Root canal pain: Root canal therapy is a surgery and can be sore for a long time, like any other surgery. We look for whether the discomfort is getting better or worse. If it is getting better even if it is slowly, that's a good sign. If you have swelling, a fever or increased pain, see your dentist or an endodontist for peace of mind. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Pain after 3 months: A root canaled tooth will feel different that a vital tooth. However pain after 3 months may indicate that the dentist or endodontist may have missed a canal or the tooth and/or root may be cracked. Best advice would be to return to the treating dentist and ask them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many factors: That is a very broad question & not easily answered. It depends upon many factors some of which are: whether the nerve is alive\dead\infected? The ability and experience of the dentist, your own pain threshold, your eating habits, & how well you respond to pain medication. I usually tell my patients, "10% chance no pain at all, 80% chance mild discomfort, especially to pressure, 10% pain 1st day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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