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Numbness After Root Canal
Yes and No: You probably had you mouth open for quite a while and your muscle is sore. Your gum may be irritated from the clamp. The disinfectant used to clean the root canal can irritate as well. If you don't feel better after 2 days call your doctor (or sooner if you're concerned). Meanwhile, take whatever you dentist prescribed or Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours. You should not be in extreme pain, howeve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Any tooth structure removed during root canal therapy will not regrow. However, only a small amount of tooth structure is removed through the center of the roots. So is the pulp which is also in the canal area. The root as a whole is still functional after it is filled. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Teeth do not regrow, the root canal saved your tooth. The tooth can super erupt meaning rise higher then it is if there is no tooth opposite it, for example if root canal saved your lower tooth and there is no tooth on top to chew on this root canal treated tooth can rise up changing your bite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is normal to wear out some of the temporary filling. However, it is not good to have the temporary filling completely out. Once the inside of the tooth is exposed to contaminants like saliva, bacteria and food, root canal will become contaminated and eventually leak. Go back to your dentist right the way to have it checked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cause of nerve pain flossing around a root canaled/temp tooth? Have no infection/fracture. Never had pain prior to the crown/root canal procedures.
It shouldn't: People will often hear horror stories around the water cooler about root canals. There are plenty of situations where a patient comes to a root canal specialist in pain. Our job is to take the pain away, not cause it. We will get you numb. Test you to make sure you're numb. If for some reason you have a "hot" tooth and need more anesthetic raise up your left hand. We will stop and get u more numb. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.
Crown Retention: Sometimes, tooth decay can result in the removal of a significant amount of tooth structure above the root and surrounding bone. A small amount of the bone around the tooth can be removed to expose more healthy tooth structure in order for the crown to fit better, and to prevent gum irritation issues down the road. This is a fairly common and minor procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain and root canals: If you had pain before the root canal, chances are that the pain will still be there after the root canal. Also, inflammation peaks at 48 hours after a procedure, and typically after that period of time, you will begin to experience more relief. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Failed RCT: A failed root canal can become infected and infections can spread in bone and cause destruction to surrounding bone and tissues. Therefore, it requires prompt treatment-- either re-treatment, surgery or extraction of tooth. See an Endodontist for an evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Call dentist: I would call the dentist who treated the root canal, tell him you have pain and swelling? And he will probably prescribe an antibiotic for you. He may also have you return to the office for an evaluation to determine if you need any medications. But call the doctor first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cheek swelling and cheek and lip numbness after a root canal. Had one done yesterday, it was infected at the time. Half of my bottom lip is still numb?
Post-op: You had an infection and micro-surgery. Some swelling is to be anticipated. Numbness may be due to the swelling or the injection. Give it 48 hours from the time of treatment. Apply cold compresses 1st day, warm compresses 2nd day. Take all prescribed meds exactly as directed. If problem does not begin to resolve by the 48 hour mark, call your Dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your dentist: Numbness of the tooth itself is expected, because the dentist removed the nerve to the tooth. If you are having numbness of the surrounding tissues or the lip, please contact your dentist right away as this could the sign of a significant problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From anesthsia?: If you are having these symptoms immediately after the procedure, they are probably due to the anesthetic used for the procedure. Depending on what local anesthetic was used, these symptoms may last from 2-8 hours. If this is occuring days after the procedure, you should return to your dentist to have this evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When getting a crown on a molar that had root canal do you need to get numb? I hate the numbness feeling
How long after a root canal do I have to wait until the numbness wears off and my mouth gets back to normal?
Had root canal about 10 days ago,... about 5 days ago i developed some numbness and tingling in my face where the canal area was performed? is this un
Infection ?: Possibly. You'll need to have your treating dentist evaluate the tooth. ...Read more
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I had a root canal 10 years ago, and just got braces off 2 days ago. I'm due to get a crown but i'm experiencing facial numbness now and sinking tooth?
Dental issue?: I'm not clear on what your are referring to when you say you have a "sinking tooth"? Regardless, these types of situations cannot be diagnosed over the internet. You need to discuss all your symptoms and concerns with a dentist who can properly and accurately answer all your questions. If you are not confident with your own dentist's treatment and advice, get a second opinion before continuing. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Dental root canal numbness - what procedure can determine the cause of five teeth being numb four days after an upper first molar that calcified.
I have earache and tender to touch jaw and numbness on the left side. I don't have toothache but may possibly have a root canal on one of the molars.?
Need exam: This may or may not be a dental issue. With numbness occurring, you don't want to wait. Please call a dentist asap who can do an exam, see if it is a dental issue and if not dental refer you to someone who can help you. Good luck and don't wait. As i previously indicated, make an appointment asap! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need root canal on upper back left molar. Had it filled 8 times, always hurts a lot. Afraid a root canal will hurt even worse, I might not be numb.
Root canal: You should see an endodontist for the best outcome for your root canal. They are well trained in getting patients numb and making this procedure as comfortable. Make time because the source of the pain is removed you feel much better very quickly. Make sure that you follow up with your dentist and protect the tooth with a crown. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
During root canal I was hard to numb & felt a little pain. dentist said was inflammed & blood was gushing out, could that be why I didnt numb well?
Not uncommon: It is normal to feel some tenderness in the area for a few days after your initial root canal appointment. These symptoms are temporary and usually respond very well to NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC. If you have severe pain or pressure that lasts more than a few days, contact your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had 4 shots to numb before partial crown and next day chin/lip became numb. Root canal followed & 12 days later my lip/chin still numb. Paraesthesia?
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