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I have severe pain right after a root canal, is there something i can take?

I have severe pain right after a root canal, is there something i can take?

NSAID and Tylenol (acetaminophen): If this severe pain has occurred and you did not receive pain medication you can alternate NSAID and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Call your dentist for further instructions. ...Read more

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I have severe pain after root canal/crown, how normal is this?

It is normal: During the root canal therapy and crown preparation a lot of collateral tissue (gums, nerves, muscles) damage is done. The pain is a symptom of the affected tissue inflammation. Over the counter medications (aleeve, advil) for a few days will ameliorate the pain their anti-inflammatory effect. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration. ...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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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?

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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Difficult opening mouth and severe jaw pain 2 weeks after root canal. What can be causing this?

Difficult opening mouth and severe jaw pain 2 weeks after root canal. What can be causing this?

TMJ problem...: Your symptoms point to TMJ problem. You may have the problem prior to the appt. But it has not surfaced yet and during the root canal treatment you must open your mouth wide for a long time. This can trigger the symptoms. You can use hot and cold moist facial towels intermittenly applied at the joint area. Longer (around 30 sec.) with the heat vs. 10 sec. Cold. Contact your dentist. ...Read more

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I can't afford getting my teeth crowned and root canal..I just want to take it OUT...what are my options? PLEASE HELP..in severe PAIN.

I can't afford getting my teeth crowned and root canal..I just want to take it OUT...what are my options? PLEASE HELP..in severe PAIN.

Tooth pain: You need to see a dentist and have your painful tooth treated asap. Call you local dental socially to help find a clinic where you can afford treatment. If is better to treat and save your tooth than to have it extracted but sometimes that is the only option. Good luck ...Read more

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Please i live in ny and an in severe pain my gums are killing me and i'm pretty sure i need a root canal or have an abscess and no insurance?

Please i live in ny and an in severe pain my gums are killing me and i'm pretty sure i need a root canal or have an abscess and no insurance?

Dental no insurance: You definitely need a check up. Having no insurance is a real problem. I would suggest you find a dental school nearby and see if they will treat you. ...Read more

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My # 3 tooth had big hole in it but no pain.Dentist did root canal-on last visit 5 days ago he put metal post in tooth. Have been in severe pain since?

Tooth #3: How long ago did you have the root canal? Sometimes there is a flair-up that takes a little while to calm down. If the pain is due to the placement of the post, it's possible there is a fracture in the root. In any case, the tooth should be examined to determine the cause of the pain. Call your dentist and tell them about the pain and make an appointment to have it examined. ...Read more

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I had a root canal 2 years ago and now that "tooth" is giving me severe pain. My gums are swollen and my face is swollen on one side. ?

I had a root canal 2 years ago and now that "tooth" is giving me severe pain. My gums are swollen and my face is swollen on one side. ?

Infection: Any tooth can get an infection, a root canal does not prevent that or make it more likely. Get seen today or call your doc or dentist. Any doc can start antibiotics and treat the pain until you can get seen by your dentist. If you have fever, trouble swallowing, rapidly increasing swelllng or redness of the cheek or face go to the ER. Gook luck! ...Read more

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