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Pain after root canal retreatment normal?

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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I have severe pain after root canal/crown, how normal is this?

I have severe pain after root canal/crown, how normal is this?

It is normal: During the root canal therapy and crown preparation a lot of collateral tissue (gums, nerves, muscles) damage is done. The pain is a symptom of the affected tissue inflammation. Over the counter medications (aleeve, advil) for a few days will ameliorate the pain their anti-inflammatory effect. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration. ...Read more

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Severe pain after root canal sensative to hot cold n pressure still. On antibiotics for a week n vicodin for pain but still very painful what do I do?

Severe pain after root canal sensative to hot cold n pressure still. On antibiotics for a week n vicodin for pain but still very painful what do I do?

Root canal: You should be heeling and starting to feel better by now. See the dentist that did the root canal for an evaluation to find out if there is a problem with this tooth or another tooth. ...Read more

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How painful is getting a root canal?

How painful is getting a root canal?

Times have changed : Root canals have changed in the past 10 yrs . People have gave root canals a bad reputation from all of the story's that your parents or grandparents may have told you or that you may have over heard. The procedure is very painless now with more technology that makes it quicker an much smoother then before. ...Read more

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Can root canal treatment be painful?

Can root canal treatment be painful?

Not Usually: Root canal treatment has a bad rep that it usually does not deserve. The pain is caused by an infection in the nerve space of the tooth. Root canal solves this problem and eliminates the pain. However, if you wait to long and have a large infection under the tooth it may be difficult to make the tooth adequately numb. Root canal done in a timely manner are not painful. ...Read more

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A tooth ache(in a tooth that had a root canal 2 years ago.) I had 2 X-Rays, I was put on Amoxcil 250+metronedazle for 5 days with paracetamol. But it is still painful?

Endo pain: Continued tooth pain after root canal therapy could be caused by a number of factors, missed canal, fractured tooth or persistent peri apical abscess . Recommend consulting with a endodontist is recommended and a new cone beam image with a unit designed for endodontics could help reveal the cause of the persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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I had a root canal 6 years ago and i'm due to get a crown. The dentist said i won't get an injection. Will this be painful?

No nerve: It is possible that we can have a crown on root canal tooth without the shot or numbing, if your dentist only planned to place your crown above the gum line and not going to touch your gum tissue. ...Read more

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How painful is a root canal followed by a post and crown?

How painful is a root canal followed by a post and crown?

No pain: If you are given the proper amount of local anesthetic, you should have no pain or discomfort while having the root canal. You should also have no discomfort having a post and the crown. ...Read more

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I am going for a root canal treatment: how painful will it be?

I am going for a root canal treatment: how painful will it be?

It isn't: You should be completely numb with local anesthesia for the entire procedure. ...Read more

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Is it unusual a half completed root canal to bleed swell, and become painful?

Is it unusual a half completed root canal to bleed swell, and become painful?

Half completed root : That depends on how long its been sitting uncompleted. If its been months to years, than it can have more decay that may have destroyed more of the tooth and the gums can get in the tooth & can swell and be painful. It can also reinfect the nerve. You should definitely get it check asap and treated by your dentist. ...Read more

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