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How long can I expect this root canal pain to last?

Soreness 2-5 days.: If a root canal treatment has been completed, you can expect post operative pain to last anywhere from 2-5 days. If pain is still severe, i suggest informing your dentist as there is always a possibility that the pain is coming from elsewhere. ...Read more

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How do I stop root canal pain? Thought it was gone when canal finished?

How do I stop root canal pain? Thought it was gone when canal finished?

Patience: Often, a tooth will be tender/sore after having a root canal. This can last several days or more, especially if the tooth and tissues surrounding the tooth's root were in bad shape before the root canal. The root canal takes care of the cause of the problem, but the surrounding tissues still need time to heal. If it lasts more than a few days or so, see the treating dentist. ...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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My root canal pain meds not workreally tightear hurts too can't sleep or eathelp please is this normal?

Pain is never normal: After the root canal treatment, you may have some swelling and certainly some pain. If pain does not decrease after 1 week call your dentist immediately for post root canal evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Is continued use of potassium nitrate to block root canal pain dangerous?

Is continued use of potassium nitrate to block root canal pain dangerous?

Root canal pain: Not sure about your question... has root canal therapy been started or completed? If there is no nerve in the tooth, potassium nitrate will have no effect. Please see a dentist to diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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My endodontist said I did not have a gumball nor an abscess nor a swollen cheek. So I didn't need antibiotics for my severe root canal pain. Is it true?

True: Overuse of antibiotics is causing mutations and resistance in bacterial strains. If you do not have signs or symptoms of an infection, just pain then the need for an antibiotic is usually not necessary. ...Read more

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How long after root canal should pain continue?

Few days....: There generally is pain after the local anesthetic wears off; the dentist should explain and warn about that depending how invasive the procedure is, whether he had to clear out infection, or abscess at the root. He should also give you a script for pain medication appropriate to the procedure, and appropriate to his knowledge of your pain threshold and ability to handle pain. Call, get advice. ...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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