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Dr. John Yu Dr. Yu
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Pain after root canal retreatment normal?

Dr. John Yu Dr. Yu
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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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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...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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Extra root canal filling inside the sinus sever pain and swilling?

Extra root canal filling inside the sinus sever pain and swilling?

Infection: Sounds like you have infection or your mouth and or sinuses. If so you may need procedure, drain a dental abscess, or treat the problem. You start with one of us on healthtap, or call your dentist or doctor. ...Read more

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Could endodontists prescribe pain pills after a root canal?

Could endodontists prescribe pain pills after a root canal?

Root canal pain: Yes, an endodontist may prescribe pain medication following a root canal. They may also prescribe an antibiotic if they feel it is indicated. The decision will be left to the endodontist performing the treatment. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen relieve pain if taken before root canal treatment?

May help: May help for post treatment symptoms . But accurately placed local anesthesia for the procedure is the "magic" for a painless root canal . I have found that Ibuprofen works well for many patients after local anesthesia wears off. ...Read more

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Can root regrow after having root canal therapy?

Can root regrow after having root canal therapy?

No: Any tooth structure removed during root canal therapy will not regrow. However, only a small amount of tooth structure is removed through the center of the roots. So is the pulp which is also in the canal area. The root as a whole is still functional after it is filled. ...Read more

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Facial swelling post root canal antibiotics work?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Facial swelling post root canal antibiotics work?

Recommended: If you have swelling or bacterial drainage associated with your tooth, an antibiotic may be prescribed. If you develop any swelling after treatment call your dentist for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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Can unsuccessful root canal (tooth still pains) cause damage to trigeminal nerve?

Failed RCT: A failed root canal can become infected and infections can spread in bone and cause destruction to surrounding bone and tissues. Therefore, it requires prompt treatment-- either re-treatment, surgery or extraction of tooth. See an Endodontist for an evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...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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Gum slicing pain from extraction a year ago. Recent Root canal, another extraction, causing more severe gum & tooth pain. 5 dentist & oral clueless.

Gum slicing pain from extraction a year ago. Recent Root canal, another extraction, causing more severe gum & tooth pain.  5 dentist & oral clueless.

Proper exam: you need to do your homework and find the right place to go to,an oral surgeon or a qualified dentist who can give you the proper physical and radiological examination to reach to a diagnosis and a treatment plan for your condition,weather it's a remaining root from previous extraction or remains infections I'm sure it can be taken care of. ...Read more

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How do I alleviate post pulpectomy (1st part of root canal) pain?

How do I alleviate post pulpectomy (1st part of root canal) pain?

Advil tylenol (acetaminophen): Take 3 advil with 2 extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) if there are no contraindications. This is the best otc pain relief combo for dental pain. ...Read more

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

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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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Will ledermix application settle hot pulp tooth enough to complete root canal without pain?

Will ledermix application settle hot pulp tooth enough to complete root canal without pain?

May Be: Ledermix, is an anti inflammatory medication that would be best used at the onset of the symptoms, at this time your endodontist could either introduce ledermix to the tooth or use the traditional way to finish the treatment. Ledermiix may be a good idea but it will take longer to complete the treatment. Right now you should be on antibiotics to contain the infection. ...Read more

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Does root canal surgery hurt without anesthesia?

Depends: If by root canal surgery you mean root canal treatment, then if the nerve is dead, you can have it without anaesthesia. Except, why would you not want something that will make you more comfortable. If your dentist or endodontist is good at giving anesthesia, it would be very comfortabe. If, however, you mean surgery as in cutting the root, you will definitely want and need anesthesia for that. ...Read more

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Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?

Depends : It depends on the amount of space available for treatment access. If other molars are missing and the wisdom tooth has moved forward, then saving and not extraction is the better option. ...Read more

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Dentist recommends root canal therapy on that tooth. What is root canal therapy?

Dentist recommends root canal therapy on that tooth. What is root canal therapy?

Removes the nerve: A root canal removes the nerve, blood vessels, lymphatics and other dead cells in the center of the tooth. After the root canal is done, the tooth will not be sensitive to hot, cold or sweets. The tooth needs a root canal because the "nerve" of the tooth has died, liquefied and drained to the tip of the root can has attracted bacteria. ...Read more

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Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.

Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.

Dentist: see your dentist ASAP. Damaged teeth can let bacteria leak into your bloodstream and cause health issues. Enlarged lymph nodes may be a sign that there might be an infection. Take care of this quickly. ...Read more

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