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Is It Normal To Have Pain After A Root Canal
Root canal: Yes, especially if you had pain and swelling preoperatively (before your RCT). Your doctor should give you pain meds to help with this. If you continue to experience pain beyond 72 hours post treatment that is not improving, I would atleast call your doctor and let them know so they can be in the loop. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it normal to have pain from a root canal 3 days after it has been done? Pain that is throbbing.
It happens...: Not sure if you had pain before root canal therapy was started.. your post did not say. Your post also did not say if you are taking antibiotics or anti-inflammatory meds. Without this info, it's tough to advise you on anything other than calling your dentist for a re-evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a root canal two days ago on a molar. Is it normal to still feel that pain after the root canal?
Yes, but report: Root canal therapy is like the tooth receiving a gut surgery: all nerves and blood inside are cleaned and sterilized. There are still nerves right underneath the molar that needs to heal. This is the nerve that connects the brain and the tooth, so during this nerve's healing your brain will be receiving some pain signal. Do report this to your dentist, however, as it is good info to check healing. ...Read more
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I had a root canal a week ago that still needs to be filled. Is it normal to still have swelling and pain?
Jaw pain and filling: Some patients are predisposed to jaw pain after dental appointments. This discomfort is likely from holding the mouth open for a prolonged period of time. The pain may come from the jaw joint (TMJ) or from the jaw muscles you may ask your dentist to periodically allow you to rest your jaw by closing during the course of the dental treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I just had a root canal done and a temporary crown. I have some pain when I bite. Is this normal? I had horrible pain prior to the root canal.
Normal & Varies: Depending on the type of extraction, the surgeons style and expertise and the patient, post surgery pain varies dramatically. Whatever you feel is real for you and your dentist can help you if there is a need for pain medication, medication for infection or swelling. Arnica is a good holistic over the counter aid. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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