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How long until no pain in entire area and mouth after root canal?

How long until no pain in entire area and mouth after root canal?

Pain following rct: Usually a day or two but one should notice a decrease daily if increasing contact the dentist. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is it possible to have an abscessed tooth with no pain? I don't have any pain in my tooth or mouth, but my dentist diagnosed me as having an abscessed tooth after x-rays, and now i need a root canal. Is it possible to have an abscessed tooth without havin

A : A tooth abscess or root abscess is pus enclosed in the tissues of the jaw bone at the apex of an infected tooth's root(s). Usually the abscess originates from a bacterial infection that has accumulated in the soft, often dead, pulp of the tooth. An abscess can be very painful or painless. The diagnosis of an abscess is done with clinical testing of the tooth along with necessary radiographs. Most abscesses that are left untreated will cause problems and pain. There were several reported cases of death due to a dental abscess. They should be taken seriously. ...Read more

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I hit my top right incisor in my mouth! It is chipped down the side of my tooth Down close to my gum. No pain. Feel weird.Will I have root canal.

 I hit my top right incisor in my mouth! It is chipped down the side of my tooth  Down close to my gum. No pain. Feel weird.Will I have root canal.

Teeth concussion: Concussed teeth will be tender to touch or bite due to an inflamed and injured periodontal ligament. Try to avoid biting on these teeth, take NSAID OTC and be patient. If symptoms last more than two weeks, you should see your dentist. ...Read more

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Root canal tomorrow on bottom molar, scared of throat being numb, does the lidocaine numb whole mouth or just area around tooth? Or alternatives?

Not the whole mouth: But more than just around tooth, including lip and cheek. The alternative would be general anesthesia but that wears off pretty quickly when surgery done and you would have too much pain. The numbing medicine will last hours afterwards and is better than narcotics ...Read more

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After having root canal and a cap, I still have slight swelling and pain in mouth?

After having root canal and a cap, I still have slight swelling and pain in mouth?

Maybe bite related: May be related to the bite on the new crown or related to residual infection on the root canal address it with your dentist. ...Read more

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Difficult opening mouth and severe jaw pain 2 weeks after root canal. What can be causing this?

TMJ problem...: Your symptoms point to TMJ problem. You may have the problem prior to the appt. But it has not surfaced yet and during the root canal treatment you must open your mouth wide for a long time. This can trigger the symptoms. You can use hot and cold moist facial towels intermittenly applied at the joint area. Longer (around 30 sec.) with the heat vs. 10 sec. Cold. Contact your dentist. ...Read more

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Unable to open mouth more than 1/2 an inch after root canal?

Why?: Why couldn't you open your mouth more than that with the first dentist? Did you open your mouth further for junior? If you did, you had something against the first one, whether you were conscious of it or not. Fear or anger has many faces. With regard to 'after root canal work' there is something, definitely wrong if can't open mouth more than half inch. Go back. ...Read more

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How does a tooth survive in the mouth and stay alive after a root canal if there is no nerve left... Wouldn't the tooth die and fall out?

Tooth structure: The tooth is held in place by periodontal ligamentfibersthat run from the tooth to the bone. A root canal does not effect these fibers. However the tooth will fall out if you looses these fibers. This would be caused by periodontal or gum disease and is the reason for good brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings. The tooth itself is not vital or alive. ...Read more

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