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How Long Does Root Canal Pain Last
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
Few days: most of the time the pain should not be noticeable with proper medication ( pain killers and antibiotics) and dental care, complicated surgical procedures requiring opening of the gums and cutting bone may take a little longer, a week or two, and may need stronger medications. Your dentist should be able to give you a better idea depending on you particular case. ...Read more
Soreness 2-5 days.: If a root canal treatment has been completed, you can expect post operative pain to last anywhere from 2-5 days. If pain is still severe, i suggest informing your dentist as there is always a possibility that the pain is coming from elsewhere. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Few days....: 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 1 more doctor answer
Can vary: Depends on the area as well as how the anesthesia was given..Cob be as less as 45 min to as long as 6 to 8 hours.Sometimes anesthesia is given as infiltration ...Sometimes as nerve block which can take longer..Especially for back molars..Also depends on location as well as course of the nerve.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6-8 weeks: It is normal to experience sensitivity after you have recently had a filling up to 6-8 weeks. Do not worry, as long as the tooth is gradually improving. Sometimes, the decay could have been too close to the nerve of the tooth and in some cases the tooth will need a root canal therapy to stop the toothache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Without knowing how badly were the wisdom teeth and how extensive was the surgery, it would be hard to say for sure, for simple extractions the pain may last a few days, for more complicated impacted teeth, the pain may last a few weeks to subside, assuming you are not getting an infection. It is important to seek highly skilled oral surgeons for deep impacted wisdom teeth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It depends: It depends on the size of the filling and what material was used. Larger filling could be sensitive for several weeks to a month. If it's been awhile and the pain is not getting any better, check with your dentist...There may be something else going on. ...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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