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How do I stop root canal pain? Thought it was gone when canal finished?

How do I stop root canal pain? Thought it was gone when canal finished?

Patience: Often, a tooth will be tender/sore after having a root canal. This can last several days or more, especially if the tooth and tissues surrounding the tooth's root were in bad shape before the root canal. The root canal takes care of the cause of the problem, but the surrounding tissues still need time to heal. If it lasts more than a few days or so, see the treating dentist. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could my root canal hurt in a few days?

Thoughts? Could my root canal hurt in a few days?

It's possible: Yes it's possible to have discomfort after a root canal for about a week specially if you bite down on the tooth. ...Read more

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During a crown prep, I believe the dentist drilled too deep and compromised the pulp. Now he says I need a root canal. Your thoughts, please. ?

During a crown prep,  I believe the dentist drilled too deep and compromised the pulp. Now he says I need a root canal. Your thoughts, please.  ?

A few thoughts..: It was most certainly not in your dentist's treatment plan to have that tooth need root canal therapy. Depending on the extent of the decay or old restorations or angle of the tooth the nerve may have become irreversibly inflamed after the procedure. Without this knowledge it is unfair to pass judgement. Trust plays a vital role in every relationship. Discuss your concerns with your provider. ...Read more

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Hi, i just want to know if pulpectomy is charged separately from root canal treatment proposal or is included? I thought it was, until yesterday.

Dentist preference: They are separate dental codes so they can be charged per procedure. This is more of an individual dentist preference. ...Read more

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I had a root canal last summer. Now that tooth is causing pain. It hurts to breathe air in through my mouth, eat from that side, or drink. I thought since the roots were gone, it could not hurt. What could be wrong?

You : You need to return to your dentist and have and x-ray and and examination performed on the tooth. The roots of your teeth are still there - during the root canal - the dentist cleaned the soft tissue out of the roots of the teeth with slender files and sterilized the roots with medications. During this follow up examination - the dentist will check to make sure that the tooth has been properly restored, that re-infection has not occurred, and that there are no hairline fractures on the tooth, and that your bite is correct. After gathering and assessing all of this information - the dentist should be able to develop a plan that will get you out of pain. ...Read more

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Began experiencing lupus symptoms following double root canal surgery. Considering having them removed by a biological dentist. Thoughts?

Not related: Root canal rx done to eliminate bacterial infection. Bacteria, and the materials used to seal the bacteria out of the teeth, does not cause the auto-immune disease lupus. You have been fed irrational and erroneous information. Please see rheumatologist to manage your lupus. If "biological dentist" had the answer, wouldn't that unproven path have been adopted the intellectually adept? ...Read more

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Just had a root canal done, when done he put a temp filling in said that the cavity was bigger then he thought, 5pm , 11pm its throbbing so bad normal?

Residual Inflammation: Throbbing and continued pain after root canal treatment may be a sign of complications. See your dentist; if there are signs of infection antibiotics and anti-inflammatory will be prescribed. ...Read more

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The right side of my head hurts really bad. I thought i needed a root canal but the dentist could find nothing. It comes a goes.

Maybe referred pain : There are pain referral patterns associated with infamed muscles, compressed nerves and other issues. Dr janet travell published a landmark text in which these pain patterns were described and mapped. Patients have had root canals done occasionally when the problem actually is related to a neck muscle trigger point or similar issue. See a TMJ dentist or md familiar with these types of pain issues. ...Read more

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Lower molar tooth hurts when biting down. Had root canal several years ago have filling. No crown. No sensitivity to head or cold. Thought?

Cracked Tooth: Teeth that have root canals are more brittle. If the tooth is not adequately restored with a crown the remaining tooth structure will be very prone to crack. Visit a dentist to diagnose the problem before the pain worsens. ...Read more

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