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Root Canal Pain
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My root canal pain meds not workreally tightear hurts too can't sleep or eathelp please is this normal?
How do I stop sever root canal pain? I'm allergic to lidocaine and no dentist will work on me. This is my second time going through this pain.
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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