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Pain After Root Canal 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
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
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
Would my front tooth Root Canal be painful ? It got chipped off around 6 years back which is a long time. I do have a pain in the adjacent tooth too.
Should be fine: As with all dental procedures, there is a fear of the unknown. In reality, you will be given an anesthetic that should make the treatment totally painless. The pain in the adjacent tooth can be referred from the one that needs root canal therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Painful hard lump still in cheek above infected tooth after abscess drainage & root canal finished. How to get rid of this swelled area day 4 on meds?
It'll take a while: Sounds like it was a severe infection. It will take 4-6 weeks for swelling to go down. Pain should go down by the end of antibiotics. If it doesn't then a scan to see if infection is still trapped in sinus cavity is a good step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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