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Dull Pain After Root Canal
Broke a tooth when I was 8 abscessed when I was 18 had a root canal. After 14 yrs it fell out and had it recemented. Now have dull pain. Why?
No dentist: No dentist no matter how intelligent and well trained can replace seeing a dentist one on one for a personal clinical evaluation and along with an x-ray of the area discuss what is causing you discomfort and what treatment options you have. ...Read more
I had a root canal done about 10 months ago and am experiencing hot/cold sensitivity as well as a constant dull pain. Pressure doesn't bother tooth.
I had a restore root canal done on Tuesday. I have intense dull pain in jaw & ear. Should I still be hurting 3 days later? Taking Advil/Amoxiciilin
After initial root canal treatment for molar I still feel some dull pain and itchiness. Should I ask the dentist for antibiotics or is this normal.
Ask treating dentist: Most root canals these days are treated in one visit. While some post operative symptoms are not unusual, I would call the office to see if they feel if you need to be seen. The treating dentist would be the best person to answer your questions at this time. Good luck. ...Read more
Could my permanent crown be causing pain between the gums and aching in my jaw? Is a nerve pinched? Root canal went well. The bite is not too high.
See your dentist: The most common causes are debris lodged under the gum line or cement overhangs. See your dentist for evaluation and adjustment. ...Read more
I had a root canal three weeks ago, and still have some pain. Shouldn't it be gone by now? I still have a constant dull ache around the tooth where I had a root canal done, three weeks later. I was told that the pain wouldn't last that long, and I'm getti
When ever you have extended discomfort following treatment you should contact the doctor who is treating you and discuss your symptoms with them. In an ideal situation when root canal therapy is complete the post operative response is uneventful. However there are a number of conditions that do cause pain afterwards and the causes need to be eliminated.
First of all, when you close your teeth together are you aware of the root treated tooth striking or touching before the other teeth and does hurt to close your teeth together. If it is uncomfortable on touching the tooth or temporary may be high in the bite and need adjusting.
The process of treating a canal may cause material to pass through the end of the tooth and that can cause an inflammatory reaction.
Please call you doctor now.
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I had a root canal 3 weeks ago and just had the crown put in, after a week I have such a dull ache and my tooth is sensitive to hot, is it infected?
Second opinion: Please get that tooth checked again for peri apical pathosis or it could be the periodontal situation. The tissue around the tooth. X ray and periodontal checkup will determine the outcome of the situation. Also have the dentist check the occlusion or if there any premature contact with opposing tooth after placing the crown. ...Read more
I had a root canal treatment done on a tooth one year ago. It has never settled. Recent x-rays show nothing. I have constant dull ache all the time. What should I do?
Lingering pain: If it wasn't done by an endodontist, see one to evaluate. There can be many reasons. Recurrent infection not visible on xray, missed canals, fracture, trauma due to bite issues, etc. Sometimes there is no explanation, and it is like phantom pain after an amputation. The remaining nerve still reacts as if there is nerve in the tooth, can even continue after extraction. There are pain specialists. ...Read more
I have a root canal that is over 10 years old. I am currently abroad in Paris and it has a dull bad pain with presssure. What are my options abroad?
Seek Treatment: From your symptoms, the root canal may be failing. I would recommend a referral to a dentist or to an walk-in-clinic. I would ice the area 20 minutes every 2 hours and start taking ibuprofen, if available, until you are seen. Antibiotics may be needed to help improve your symptoms and relieve the pressure. I hope you are able to seek treatment. ...Read more
I have pasta on my teeth but I'm wondering why despite the teeth were sealed outside, the teeth ache after years and it leads me to have root canal?
Pasta?: I assume you mean plaque, an accumulation of bacteria and food debris, or Tarter, calcified plaque. Sealants protect the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the teteth, not the smooth surfaces. Sounds like you have a combination of inproper oral hygiene and lack of regular professional care. Please seek immediate help. ...Read more
Tooth feels exactly same 5 days after root canal. No temp sensitivity, but constant ache. Dr said no infection was present. What should next step be?
Crown, but...: Assuming the aching you are experiencing is coming exclusively from the tooth you had the root canal on the aching should have at least improved by now. It really depends on how bad the initial infection was and as long as things are feeling better as time goes by then your next step would be placing a crown on the tooth. ...Read more
Tooth ache only at night when I lay down to sleep. The only way to help with the pain is cold milk or ice water. I had a root canal years ago on the tooth that the pain feels like its coming from
Please: Please go and have this tooth looked at by an endodontist. Sometimes the tooth needs to be retreated. Or it could be another tooth. Anyway this demands a serious look before you are continually miserable all the time from it. ...Read more
Low right 4th tooth, did root canal 6 mths ago, no crown. Last wk discomfort starts, now ache & loose. In UK travelling, on antibiotics & painkillers.
See a dentist:
How long you are going to be traveling.
you are going to need to see a dentist.
you can gargle with salt and water.
you can use a local anesthetic like urajel, they might have it over the counter there.
avoid food that hard to chew.
see a dentist the soon you are back home.
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A tooth ache (in a tooth that had a root canal 2 years ago.) I had 2 X-Rays, I was put on Amoxcil 250+metronedazle for 5 days with paracetamol. But it is still painful?
Endo pain: Continued tooth pain after root canal therapy could be caused by a number of factors, missed canal, fractured tooth or persistent peri apical abscess. Recommend consulting with a endodontist is recommended and a new cone beam image with a unit designed for endodontics could help reveal the cause of the persistent symptoms. ...Read more
Tooth and jaw ache after deep filling, however it's not sensitive to hot or cold. Could this mean I need a root canal?
Cramp like tooth pain to hot foods. Light tapping causes ache. Xrays shows nothing. Endo say root canal not necessary. Am uncomfortable, what next?
Endo second opinion: In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary. Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion helps you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. See a board certified endodontist. ...Read more
Firm palpable lump by spinous process doesn't hurt. Ct scan normal = "normal tissue". Can cause lower front teeth to throb, ache? Even post root canal?
Probably not: A firm lump on the spinous process of a neck vertebrae can be examined by a primary doctor, and then a neurologist, neurosurgeon, or ENT doctors to get ideas on what it is. If the ct finds no problem, the doctors can help decide whether or not more evaluation is needed. That bump is probably not causing toothache, so the question for one's doctors is: is there something else causing toothache? ...Read more
Should I see an ENT or orthopaedist for jaw ache that doesn't go away? Got it after keeping my mouth open for several sessions of root canal treatment
Oral Surgeon: See an oral surgeon or even your dentist. ...Read more
Yes and No: You probably had you mouth open for quite a while and your muscle is sore. Your gum may be irritated from the clamp. The disinfectant used to clean the root canal can irritate as well. If you don't feel better after 2 days call your doctor (or sooner if you're concerned). Meanwhile, take whatever you dentist prescribed or Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours. You should not be in extreme pain, howeve. ...Read more
Re-evaluate: Both root canal treatment and crown preparation are surgical procedures. Healing interval required. If pain not diminishing after 48 hours return to Dentist for reevaluation. May be anything from a crown that needs a minuscule occlusal adjustment, to a root canal that requires revision by an Endodontist. Don't hesitate to call your Dentist. ...Read more
It's ok: When doing a root canal, your dentist places a clamp around your teeth, and sometimes this creates some gum pain for a few days after treatment. They also use some irrigation solutions that can cause the tissue to turn white. It is a temporary condition, and should soon resolve. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call your dentist, and they can coach you more. ...Read more
Throbbing pain after root canal normal? No prior pain before procedure or after 1st session. Only after 2nd session discomfort 2 days. What to do?
Inflammation?: After the second visit, the bone at the tip of the tooth may have become inflamed. There is also a very small chance there is a minor infection. Have your dentist evaluate the tooth. ...Read more
Got trismus, TMJ, myofascial pain after root canal. Doc didn't take X ray, took very long to find root canals, injection wrong angle. Fault of dentist?
Fault?: Why did you need Root Canal Therapy in the first place? Related to your dental habits or fault of the dentist? Trismus, TMJ and subsequent myofascial pain was most likely precipitated by but not caused by a long visit with you mouth open wide. Sometimes it's difficult to locate or negotiate small or calcified root canals. Discuss with your own dentist and if your not satisfied, get 2nd opinion. ...Read more
It shouldn't: People will often hear horror stories around the water cooler about root canals. There are plenty of situations where a patient comes to a root canal specialist in pain. Our job is to take the pain away, not cause it. We will get you numb. Test you to make sure you're numb. If for some reason you have a "hot" tooth and need more anesthetic raise up your left hand. We will stop and get u more numb. ...Read more