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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 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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I swelling in gums after root canal normal?

I swelling in gums after root canal normal?

Yes: Anything may be normal after rc, pain, some swelling, etc, etc. Wait some days, it should be fine. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain after a root canal..?

Is it normal to have pain after a root canal..?

Yes.. but: It is not uncommon and should subside with time. If not, call your dentist to have the tooth evaluated. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it normal to feel pain for four days after root canal?

Not Uncommon: Root canal therapy involves removal of the nerve tissue within the tooth. Depending on a variety of different factors, including inflammation and infection, the nerves outside of your tooth may cause you pain until things calm down. Pain meds and/or antibiotics may be in order. Call your dentist. ...Read more

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I had a root canal two days ago on a molar. Is it normal to still feel that pain after the root canal?

Yes, but report: Root canal therapy is like the tooth receiving a gut surgery: all nerves and blood inside are cleaned and sterilized. There are still nerves right underneath the molar that needs to heal. This is the nerve that connects the brain and the tooth, so during this nerve's healing your brain will be receiving some pain signal. Do report this to your dentist, however, as it is good info to check healing. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain after re-treatment of a root canal. I had the first part of the procedure on 7/9/14. Just began having pain today 7/11/14?

Pain after root cana: It's not normal to have pain begin to develop 2 days after a root canal. That's a sign of inflammation which takes about 48 hours to develop. Sounds like you might be developing an abscessed tooth. I notice you're not on an antibiotic, which you might benefit from. You should discuss your increasing pain with your dentist, and you may need to see an .Endodontist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain from a root canal 3 days after it has been done? Pain that is throbbing.

Is it normal to have pain from a root canal 3 days after it has been done? Pain that is throbbing.

It happens...: Not sure if you had pain before root canal therapy was started.. your post did not say. Your post also did not say if you are taking antibiotics or anti-inflammatory meds. Without this info, it's tough to advise you on anything other than calling your dentist for a re-evaluation. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it normal to have pulsating pain 1 day after root canal?

I was wondering is it normal to have pulsating pain 1 day after root canal?

Possibly: It is basically a surgery within a tooth and healing needs to occur. Be patient but call the dentist/endodontist if any concerns. ...Read more

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