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Pain After Root Canal Normal
Throbbing pain after root canal normal? No prior pain before procedure or after 1st session. Only after 2nd session discomfort 2 days. What to do?
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
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
Root canal: Yes, especially if you had pain and swelling preoperatively (before your RCT). Your doctor should give you pain meds to help with this. If you continue to experience pain beyond 72 hours post treatment that is not improving, I would atleast call your doctor and let them know so they can be in the loop. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes...: I would discuss this with your dentist. There are ways this can be managed with either antibiotics or non-steroidals. Perhaps the bite needs to be adjusted. Perhaps the tooth simply needs more time to heal. Your dentist can assist in determining what is the best course of action. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: I hope you mean that you have a permanent filling but no crown. A temporary filling will not last forever and a temporary filling will eventually dissolve and risk infection or tooth fracture. Molar teeth should have a crown, but front teeth may only need a permanent filling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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