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How Long Does A Root Canal Hurt After
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
Not very long: It is very important to get the permanent crown on a root canal treated tooth as soon as you can. These teeth are very susceptible to breaking down and need the coverage to provide strength. You don't want your investment of time and money in the root canal to be wasted. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
7-10 days: During the root canal therapy a lot of collateral tissue (gums, nerves, muscles) damage is done. The pain is a symptom of the affected tissue inflammation. Over the counter medications (Aleeve, Tylenol) for a few days will ameliorate the pain their anti-inflammatory effect. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Root canal therapy: Root canal therapy have the reputation of being painful, but new techniques and advanced anesthesia are making it a reality for many patients. It helps you to eliminate future pain, complications and improve your general health and quality of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RCT Pain: In the vast majority of cases there is no pain during root canal therapy as you will be given a local anesthetic to completely numb the area. Most of my patients experience little or no discomfort following rct although occasionally there is mild to moderate discomfort, especially to biting pressure, for a day or two at most and is easily handled with mild to moderate otc pain medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask dentist ..: Your dentist will advise you on that depending on what he found when did xray and after actual root canal done. Pertinent things relevant may be extent of infected root, abscess, extent of manipulation with dental tools, etc. In general, i would think at least a month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Within 4 weeks: After root canal therapy the tooth is weaker an can fracture. A post and core may be indicated to build up the tooth but a crown will make the tooth stronger under full function. This all should be completed within 4 weeks post root canal therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: At least for baby teeth, the goal of a pulpotomy is to remove coronal damaged pulp tissue and for the remaining tissue in the roots to actually stay alive. If the remaining tissue does die, the pulpotomy has failed (a fairly common occurrence) and either removal of the remaining dead tissue is necessary (root canal therapy) or removal of the whole tooth (extraction) is appropriate, depending .. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various: You are taking a risk. If the tooth brakes, then you will need to get extraction. its a risk you don't want to take. the tooth becomes week after root canal. You need to get an exam and x-ray to see what is the best option for you. you can also send me your x-rays for a second opinion http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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