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Please help! tooth pain years after root canal?

Please help! tooth pain years after root canal?

Bummer: Root canals may fail over time by loosing their seal. Another possibility is a cracked root. My advice would be to see an endodontist, root canal specialist to evaluate whether the tooth can be saved. 10 year on root canals is around 90%. ...Read more

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Pain after root canal retreatment normal?

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Pain after root canal retreatment normal?

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 more

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Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.

Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.

Dentist: see your dentist ASAP. Damaged teeth can let bacteria leak into your bloodstream and cause health issues. Enlarged lymph nodes may be a sign that there might be an infection. Take care of this quickly. ...Read more

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Old root canal are breaking?

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 more

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Extra root canal filling inside the sinus sever pain and swilling?

Extra root canal filling inside the sinus sever pain and swilling?

Infection: Sounds like you have infection or your mouth and or sinuses. If so you may need procedure, drain a dental abscess, or treat the problem. You start with one of us on healthtap, or call your dentist or doctor. ...Read more

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Can root regrow after having root canal therapy?

Can root regrow after having root canal therapy?

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 more

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Had a root canal and crown, still in pain, help?

Had a root canal and crown, still in pain, help?

See your dentist: Your crown could be hitting heavy and causing pain. Your root canal could be failing. The tooth could be cracked. Starting with an evaluation by a dentist is your best option. ...Read more

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Is having a root canal therapy painful?

Is having a root canal therapy painful?

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 more

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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 more

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Could endodontists prescribe pain pills after a root canal?

Could endodontists prescribe pain pills after a root canal?

Root canal pain: Yes, an endodontist may prescribe pain medication following a root canal. They may also prescribe an antibiotic if they feel it is indicated. The decision will be left to the endodontist performing the treatment. ...Read more

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Neck pain after a root canal, what is wrong?

Neck pain after a root canal, what is wrong?

Neck pain: Neck pain after a dental procedure could be due to positioning of your head during the procedure or afterwards. Changes in your biting/jaw could possibly cause neck pain. Also, infections could possibly do the same. ...Read more

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Dentist recommends root canal therapy on that tooth. What is root canal therapy?

Dentist recommends root canal therapy on that tooth. What is root canal therapy?

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 more

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Seen dentist today, nerve in upper front tooth dead, tooth discoloured and infected. Need root canal. I have pain in both ears. Tooth related??

Very Possible: Since the front tooth needs the root canal therapy, have that done, bring the infection under control, and see how your ears feel. Referred pain is always possible; no need to look for an ear problem until your dental issues are resolved. ...Read more

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Severe migraine after root canal, normal?

Severe migraine after root canal, normal?

Possible: If your mouth was opened for a long time and your jaw and muscles for chewing where stressed, you can get a muscle spasm in head that can give you a wicked headache. Take something and if no better, check in with your doc. ...Read more

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What caused tiny hole in tooth after root canal procedure?

When happened.: Hole before root canal ? From cavity hole after, temporary filling fell out, you need a core placed and a crown. ...Read more

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Can having a root canal cause facial pain?

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 more

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