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Old Root Canal Pain
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
Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.
See your DDS: According to the literature published by the dental association posterior teeth with previous root canal treatment have a six times great risk of fracturing if not covered by a crown for various reasons. I suggest that all posterior teeth that have root canal be restored appropriately within 30 days of root canal completion to avoid breakage. See your DDS for help. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
My dentist recomends root canal and crown treatment after cavity filling caused extreme throbbing pain. Is this better than tooth extraction?
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.
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
Generally no!: The presence of infection does cause an increased risk of pain during the procedure but we now have anesthetics that work better in infected areas...Though not always. If the infection is controlled prior to the rct, the root canal treatment can be performed with predictable comfort.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had terrible toothache in upper left tooth. Pain went away after three days. X-rays-no root canal needed. Gums sore and cheek puffy. Root canal needed?
Probably: Radiographs are not a crystal ball... they don't disclose everything. Did your dentist check to see if the tooth was vital (alive)? Swelling may be from a periodontal issue, so yes, in that case root canal may not be needed. More info necessary to make a proper diagnosis. Have your dentist re-examine you or refer you to an endodontist if s/he can't determine the cause of your swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Removes the nerve: A root canal removes the nerve, blood vessels, lymphatics and other dead cells in the center of the tooth. After the root canal is done, the tooth will not be sensitive to hot, cold or sweets. The tooth needs a root canal because the "nerve" of the tooth has died, liquefied and drained to the tip of the root can has attracted bacteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 fillings 1 RCT on wis tooth. Jaw/teeth pain 3 wks. Sharp pain from cold air/liquid. Take ibuprofen and still a throbbing tingling. Root canal needed?
Seen dentist today, nerve in upper front tooth dead, tooth discoloured and infected. Need root canal. I have pain in both ears. Tooth related??
Yes: If you are continuing to have pain after having a root canal, go back to the dentist or endodontist that provided the treatment and have them check to diagnose the reason for your continued pain. You may still have infection present or have another issue developing. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers