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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?

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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I had a retreat on a root canal that I had done previously. I have gone through 2 rounds of antibiotics, should I still be getting a fistula?

I had a retreat on a root canal that I had done previously. I have gone through 2 rounds of antibiotics, should I still be getting a fistula?

See below: Many variables, first that the tooth has a fracture and would be better served with an implant, second, incomplete or missing canals, dependent on the location of the tooth an apicoectomy may be beneficial, speak with your dentist or endodontist for complete understanding of your individual case. ...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?

Re-evaluate: Both root canal treatment and crown preparation are surgical procedures. Healing interval required. If pain not diminishing after 48 hours return to Dentist for reevaluation. May be anything from a crown that needs a minuscule occlusal adjustment, to a root canal that requires revision by an Endodontist. Don't hesitate to call your Dentist. ...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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White gums and pain after root canal, what is this?

It's ok: When doing a root canal, your dentist places a clamp around your teeth, and sometimes this creates some gum pain for a few days after treatment. They also use some irrigation solutions that can cause the tissue to turn white. It is a temporary condition, and should soon resolve. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call your dentist, and they can coach you more. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Inflammation?: After the second visit, the bone at the tip of the tooth may have become inflamed. There is also a very small chance there is a minor infection. Have your dentist evaluate the tooth. ...Read more

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3 weeks after root canal retreatment I still have swelling and soreness. I just finished my 2nd round of antibiotics & steroids. Is this normal?

It is unusual. See: Your dentist. Typically, any pain and swelling that was caused by a root canal infection clears within days, not weeks. There is still something going in. See your dentist to have the area evaluated again. ...Read more

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How to deal with tooth pain after root canal?

How to deal with tooth pain after root canal?

Pain medication: Pain meds, sometimes antibiotics. Call DDS who did root canal for advice. ...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?

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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Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

Very common: After the root canal treatment, you may have some pain for 24-72 hours. If pain becomes worse or does not improve after 72 hours, call your dentist for post-op evaluation. ...Read more

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Got trismus, TMJ, myofascial pain after root canal. Doc didn't take X ray, took very long to find root canals, injection wrong angle. Fault of dentist?

Fault?: Why did you need Root Canal Therapy in the first place? Related to your dental habits or fault of the dentist? Trismus, TMJ and subsequent myofascial pain was most likely precipitated by but not caused by a long visit with you mouth open wide. Sometimes it's difficult to locate or negotiate small or calcified root canals. Discuss with your own dentist and if your not satisfied, get 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long can you put off a root canal retreatment?

Not for long: You can probably put it off for a little bit, but beware that if it flares up, it may require emergency surgery and you will lose your tooth. Only your endodontist knows if it's advisable to put off the procedure. ...Read more

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Is it true that a root canal retreatment is more painful than the original root canal?

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False, painless: Fortunately, with Modern Dentistry, the root canal treatment or re-treatment procedure is painless. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a root canal retreatment more painful than the original root canal?

It depends: A root canal tx. Is usually painless unless there is a lot of infection involved which will make getting anesthetized more difficult and subsequently cause more discomfort. ...Read more

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Ideas? What options are availiable if a root canal retreatment fails?

Re-treat or extract: Re-treatment, including possibility of cutting off the tip of the root (apex resection). Or extractoin of the tooth. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the side of your face to swell up the day after your root canal is retreated?

It can happen: You may be experiencing what's called a flare-up. It happens up to 13% of the time following root canal. They are more common with retreatment root canals and teeth that have larger areas of inflammation around the root tip. There can be an exaggerated immune response to debris or bacteria at the root tip. You may require further cleaning of the root canal or an antibiotic if you are febrile. ...Read more

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I had a root canal that was infected retreated two days ago. How long will I be in this horrible pain?

Pain: Should begin easing off about now. Are you taking antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, analgesics? Have you seen a specialist Endodontist? ...Read more

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How happens when you go in for retreated root canal soreness?

Depends: It depends upon what the dentist finds wrong. The possibilities include watching the tooth, apex surgery, retreating the root canal, or extraction. ...Read more

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Will a root canal hurt?

Will a root canal hurt?

It shouldn't: People will often hear horror stories around the water cooler about root canals. There are plenty of situations where a patient comes to a root canal specialist in pain. Our job is to take the pain away, not cause it. We will get you numb. Test you to make sure you're numb. If for some reason you have a "hot" tooth and need more anesthetic raise up your left hand. We will stop and get u more numb. ...Read more

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What is the root canal?

Root canal: Is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead extraction. If a tooth can be saved with a good prognosis, the root canal is the treatment of choice. Root canal treatment is done under profound local anesthetic. It doesn’t hurt more than a filling or any other dental procedure. ...Read more

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Does a root canal hurt?

Speak with dentist: The dentist will use a local to numb the area. Prior to this a topical is placed in the area to try to superficially numb the area to feel the needle less. If needed nitrous oxide can be utilized to calm any fears or the dentist can prescribe a low dose of valium to allay any anxiety. You will be fine. ...Read more

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How painful is a root canal?

See dentist ASAP: The dentist will try to make you as comfortable as possible. If you feel that you have anxiety prior to the visit, the dentist can prescribe an oral sedative or nitrous oxide can be used. It is important to bring a driver for both of these suggestions. It is also relevant to state, that it is much more comfortable to treat a tooth that does not have a raging infection, see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Old root canal are breaking?

See your DDS: According to the literature published by the dental association posterior teeth with previous root canal treatment have a six times great risk of fracturing if not covered by a crown for various reasons. I suggest that all posterior teeth that have root canal be restored appropriately within 30 days of root canal completion to avoid breakage. See your DDS for help. ...Read more