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2 months of facial pain when washing face. Started in nasal area, headaches, night sweats.Had root canal this wednesday. Should symptoms go away?

2 months of facial pain when washing face. Started in nasal area, headaches, night sweats.Had root canal this wednesday. Should symptoms go away?

Yes, if: The pain should go away if related to the infected tooth. If no better, see ENT doc for evaluation. He/she may refer you to orofacial-TMJ expert. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Why do I get headaches after a root canal?

Why do I get headaches after a root canal?

Root Canal Headache: can be very painful and may deprive you of your sleep. The cause is a flawed root canal therapy, or any new root canal infection. The treatment is antibiotics, pain killers and root canal re-treatment. ...Read more

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I had a root canal done on my bottom moler on wednesday it is sat. And i 'm still have bad pain and a headache that won' t go away, is this dangerous ?

I had a root canal done on my bottom moler on wednesday it is sat. And i 'm still have bad pain and a headache that won' t go away, is this dangerous  ?

Call your dentist: It's possible that the severe pain after a root canal lasts for a few days. You should call the dentist or endodontist so they can evaluate it and give you appropriate medication. ...Read more

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Can a failed root canal cause meningitis and / or headache flare ups?

Can a failed root canal cause meningitis and / or headache flare ups?

Unlikely: If you think you have meningitis, go to a hospital emergency department right away! Meningitis is a potentially fatal condition. It is very unlikely there is any connection between your root canal tooth and meningitis. There are many, many causes for headaches. Let your doctors find out what they are. ...Read more

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Pain after deep filling. Had root canal today. Toothache with headache after the RCT. Is that normal? If so, how long should I expect pain and headach

Pain after deep filling. Had root canal today. Toothache with headache after the RCT. Is that normal? If so, how long should I expect pain and headach

Root Canal: Rule of thumb, I generally tell the patient the first 24 hrs are the roughest. Did the dentist prescribe antibiotics? pain killer? Headache may be coincidental, especially if you are prone to them. Best bet is contact your dentist . ...Read more

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I got a root canal in Nov. I've had a headache, neck, shoulder pain and lines in vision. 13 doctors say it's not from root canal. I was 100% healthy ?

I got a root canal in Nov. I've had a headache, neck, shoulder pain and lines in vision. 13 doctors say it's not from root canal. I was 100% healthy ?

TMJ disorders: Even though you were 100% healthy or headache free before you had the root canal done .. Your symptoms somehow not related to root canal treatment . Your symptoms indicating TMJ disorders . Please get evaluated by a well trained dentist in the field . ...Read more

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Does a root canal infection cause headaches? My headache is on top of my head and forehead..

Does a  root canal infection cause headaches? My headache is on top of my head and forehead..

It can: Pain in the head, neck, and jaws very often is felt in areas outside where the source is. This is true of toothaches (i.e. Root canal infections), muscle pain (myofascial, tmd, muscle tension), among other things. You could always seek an evaluation by an endodontist to rule out a tooth source. If still unsure, see your physician. ...Read more

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Temple soreness no headaches just startred a root canal. Could this or stress be causing this?

Temple soreness no headaches just startred a root canal. Could this or stress be causing this?

Probably from stress: It is probably from stress and not the root canal. Stress can cause you to grind your teeth which can give you muscle soreness in the temple area. ...Read more

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Have been gradually feeling weaker, dizzy confusd, headache loss of balance since having root canal 3 yrs ago - could it be mercury or recur. infectn?

Have been gradually feeling weaker, dizzy confusd, headache loss of balance since having root canal 3 yrs ago - could it be mercury or recur. infectn?

Get it checked: It is not mercury. Dental amalgam does not cause those symptoms. It could be a recurrent infection or a TMJ problem. If you haven't done so, please have it checked by a dentist. Good Luck ...Read more

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