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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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After a re-treat on a root canal only 3 months old-- will lthe crown be saved?

Yes: If the crown is good and cemented in the retx of root canal can be done thru the top of the crown and then filled with a tooth colored filling. ...Read more

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Should I seek emergency treatment for fever, chills and malaise after root canal retreat despite strong antibiotics?

Should I seek emergency treatment for fever, chills and malaise after root canal retreat despite strong antibiotics?

Signs of Infection: including fever, chills and malaise. You have an infection and you should contact your endodontist or dentist immediately to ensure the infection does not spread or lead to additional complications. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pain and facial swelling from a root canal retreat. I was given penicillin v and metronidazole. When will the swelling go down?

Typically 3-7 days: Most advanced dental infections will take at least 2-3 days for antibiotics to start to have a positive effect. Depending on the progression and nature of the infection, this can take longer. One way to "get the upper hand" is to have a dentist make an incision and drain the swelling and greatly reduce the bacterial load. Facial swellings should be monitored as they can become quite serious. ...Read more

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What is success rate for root canal re-treatment on a premolar? How long does re-treat procedure usually take? Are antibiotics given & for how long?

75% - 80%: The root canal re-treatment is identical procedure to the original root canal treatment. The success rate for a root canal re-treatment runs at around 75% - 80%. The root canal re-treatment is usually performed by an endodontist. Find an endodontist in your area. Good luck. ...Read more

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My root canal got infected and i got a cheek inflamation. Igot it re-treated and a lot of draining was done. My cheek isless inflamed now. I am still on antibiotics. Is all ok?

My root canal got infected and i got a cheek inflamation. Igot it re-treated and a lot of draining was done. My cheek isless inflamed now. I am still on antibiotics. Is all ok?

Possibly: When did your dentist last see you? If it was when you were in the condition you are now and he felt comfortaable with you just maintaining the antibiotics. But, i suspect it has been a while and if that is the case, i suggest you return for him to check it out. The antibiotics should have suppressed the infection by now. ...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. How long can it last if i'm on medication?

Severe pain after root canal. How long can it last if i'm on medication?

2 days: The root canal pain should be gone within the first 2 days, if not immediately. Consider consulting an endodontist for an evaluation if your root canal continues to be painful after 2 days. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics help pain after root canal?

Will antibiotics help pain after root canal?

Root canal: Some pain is common after a root canal . If there is an active infection an antibiotic can help you heal. See the dentist that did the root canal about your pain and they will be the best one to answer your question. ...Read more

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