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Jaw Pain After Root Canal Treatment
Should I see an ENT or orthopaedist for jaw ache that doesn't go away? Got it after keeping my mouth open for several sessions of root canal treatment
Oral Surgeon: See an oral surgeon or even your dentist. ...Read more
May be usual, but...: 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 more
Had a root canal treatment a month ago and the radiating sharp pain in the jaw has still not gone away. I was told that its because of white filling?
RCT tooth pain: Possible causes of what you describe: failed rct, incomplete rct, missed rct canal, fracture in root, occlusal trauma from filling, pain from adjacent or opposing tooth, periodontal problem, non-dental issue, etc. A cbct (3d image) of tooth and an endodontic consult might be in order to diagnose the cause of your pain. You were told it was filling-then adjustment would have resolved it! ...Read more
Right below my left ear I have some swelling. It pains when I touch that area or move my neck. One month back I had root canal treatment in right jaw?
I have had a root canal treatment which finished about a week ago. Now, I have pain in my temple and back of head and feel generally unwell. What should I do?
A lot of reasons:
If you had a bad infection to start with, yes you may still have lingering effects. If the treatment was difficult or f the dentist could not for any reasons clean all the canals all the way.
And in general it is normal to experience some mild pain for a few days or a week depending on your case and your pain tolerance. Pain killers should usually help
good luck. ...Read more
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
1 month after root canal on last molar. Took NSAID for jaw pain. Still cannot recover. Never had jaw pain before that. What now?
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When is an unfinished root canal ready for filling? My tooth/jaw pain has subsided, but lymph nodes still swollen, ok to finish?
Hello there, I am an adult and got sealants on my teeth one year ago. I am having tooth & jaw pain that sometimes gives me headaches. It radiates up into my head. Is it possible I would need a root canal? How likely is that scenario?
It would be unlikely that the sealants caused the the pain, especially if the discomfort did not start for a year.
There may be decay under the sealant but you would need to get an xray to check on it. I would think that a change in your bite could cause all these symptoms, but you will need to see a dentist to evaluate. ...Read more
Jaw pain. Happened after root canal on L molar. Lower jaw tilted to L when mouth is opened. Dentist said do jaw exercise. RIght remedy? Other option?
Normal: The jaw and tooth can be sore following a root canal for several days. The tooth has been traumatized so there is an inflammatory response. Also jaw had to be opened wide and for extended time so muscles and joint strained. Your dentist wants you to care for your strained jaw with exercise, ice and heat, soft diet and controlled opening. Use ibuprofen every 4-6 hours for pain and reduce soreness. ...Read more
Root canal 2 mths ago now have an abscess (jaw pain, headaches) knee surgery 1 month ago, been told not have a major dental after 3 months, what to do?
See your dentist:
Minor Pain and swelling is possible after the root canal.
if the situation gets worse after 1-2 days, you need to see your dentist.
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The same. . .: Teeth treated endodontically should look the same, with the exception of an access hole that is drilled on the biting surface of back teeth or the back sides of front teeth. If there is a lot of decay on the tooth, removal of it may alter the appearance of the tooth. Either way, the tooth will be filled so that it is properly sealed and most often, this is barely noticeable. ...Read more
No: A crown is not always required after a root canal. After a root canal, a tooth becomes more brittle and more likely to break. A crown helps prevent the tooth from breaking. If you decide not to get a crown placed on the tooth then you are taking a chance of losing that tooth although you spent the time and money doing the root canal. Take your dentist's advise. ...Read more
Depends: The american assoc. Of endodontists recommends that all posterior teeth that receive root canals have cuspal protection. That means a crown or onlay! This prevents fractures and tooth loss. In anterior teeth, it depends on the integrity of the tooth, presence of previous fillings, occlusion and other factors. Hence it may not be necessary on some anterior teeth. In children, we sometimes wait. ...Read more
Root canal hurts: The first thing your dentist needs to check is the bite. If the bite is off you will be sensitive to hot and cold and maybe have a dull ache or inflammation and bleeding around the gums. You be clenching or grinding at night that can make it worse. It also can be the roots are not perfectly clean (which can sometimes be difficult). Have your dentist take an x-ray to see if there is an abscess. ...Read more
Curious as to how much will it hurt when the dental anaesthetic wears off, after root canal treatment?
That depends: I have had patients who don't have ay pain after a root canal. And then I have had some with severe pain after a root canal. It depends on how much instrumentation is done beyond the apex of the tooth, how inflamed the nerve is when the treatment was performed (the longer one waits to get a root canal, the more likely it is to hurt after), and your pain tolerance. There are medications to help. ...Read more
Yes, In most cases: In most cases treatment for a tooth (premolar or molar) that needs a root canal is to have the root canal an then have a crown placed. You will need to ask your dentist what the best restoration should be for the tooth that had a root canal. Also you should know all poss complication with out having a crown after root canal treatment. ...Read more
After root canal treatment, should we refrain from exercise to give our bodies a rest? Would too much rest slow down recovery?
No.: Body does not need to rest after such a procedure. Too much rest will not slow down recovery. ...Read more
After root canal treatment, iam worried using clindamycin. Warning about intestinal problems clostridium difficile. Symptoms may occur weeks after use?
Don't Worry: Clindamycin (cleocin) is commonly given for dental infection in individuals with an allergy to penicillin or keflex. It's also given for more severe infections with swelling. Very few people get c-diff. Usually with early symptoms the medication can be stopped without a problem. Ask you dentist why you need this antibiotic? ...Read more
How long after root canal treatment before permanent seal is put in, and is it normal if it is still hurting?
Permanent Seal?: By permanent seal, do you mean permanent build up? Permanent crown? Or permanent rc filling. If there is still pain, the root canal treatment should not be completed, and if it is completed, my opinion is that the root canal filling should be removed and either extra/accessory nerve canals looked for and cleaned, or if all has been found, the canals should be medicated till pain is gone. ...Read more
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