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

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

Re-evaluate: Both root canal treatment and crown preparation are surgical procedures. Healing interval required. If pain not diminishing after 48 hours return to Dentist for reevaluation. May be anything from a crown that needs a minuscule occlusal adjustment, to a root canal that requires revision by an Endodontist. Don't hesitate to call your Dentist. ...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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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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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?

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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Do x-rays always detect the need for a root canal? Severe pain. Lower right crowned back molar & sensitive gum line on right side. X-rays perfect.

Do x-rays always detect the need for a root canal? Severe pain. Lower right crowned back molar & sensitive gum line on right side. X-rays perfect.

No: Your infection may not be large enough to be visible on an x-ray. If you are having sever, spontaneous pain than you most likely need a rootcanal. See a dentist or an endodontist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause moderate to severe pain in the jaw, ear, temples, and neck? My dentist doesn't think that its a tooth, even though i recently had a root canal.

What can cause moderate to severe pain in the jaw, ear, temples, and neck? My dentist doesn't think that its a tooth, even though i recently had a root canal.

Head pain: The symptoms you are describing could be related to a sinus infection which could reffer pain to the area's you describe. So you might see your general physician or endodontist to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can motrin and Aleve (naproxen) be taken together for tooth pain my 13 yr old has severe pain and needs a root canal but motrin alone doesn't seem to be working

Can motrin and Aleve (naproxen) be taken together for tooth pain my 13 yr old has severe pain and needs a root canal but motrin alone doesn't seem to be working

No: I would recommend alternating between otc Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) every 3-4 hours for short term pain relief. See the dentist as soon as possible for definitive treatment of the tooth in question. Definitive treatment is root canal or extraction. ...Read more

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Should I have a severe toothache after a 4 root canal procedure on a mauler and if so, for how long?

Should I have a severe toothache after a 4 root canal procedure on a mauler and if so, for how long?

Root canal: It's possible to have post-op pain in a root canal, but usually this won't last more than a few days to a week. If it's been longer than this, go back to your dentist. ...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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Severe gum pain following root canal procedure that was less than what i would call routine.

Severe gum pain following root canal procedure that was less than what i would call routine.

Not routine ... : But few questions I have can get the answer u want ... 1) is the root canal done by endodontist/specialist? Because they, might have used "rubber dam " where sometimes the clamping is slipped on to the gum line causing pain aferwards.. And its transient. 2) did u have any fistula/abscess/history of periodontal problem prior to the root canal. Since that can also contribute to the issue. ...Read more

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Had severe tooth abscess 3 months ago, was treated w/ root canal and was fine and now that tooth is painful again. Did the abscess return?

Maybe: You can get the answer by going back to the dentist that did the root canal. They are over 90% effective... But sometime further treatment may need to be done... The root may need re-treatment... Maybe an antibiotic would work or a retro fill will work.. Talk with your dentist who can see an x-ray a determine the best course of action.. ...Read more

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Had a severe toothache In tooth that was filled 2 years ago. Went to dentist and wanted to do a root canal but could not find anything wrong in x Ray.

Simple test: Forget the radiograph (xray). Is the tooth vital or non-vital (alive or dead)? If the nerve in the tooth is dead, then you definitely need root canal therapy. Radiographs don't always show that there is a dead nerve, so other tests need to be applied. Have your dentist or an endodontist re-examine this tooth. ...Read more

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What's the best dental material for patients with multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS)? standard root canal treatment made me severely ill

Compatibility test: If you are experiencing multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), dental material compatibility testing is recommended for all patients with sensitivity. Get the specific bio-compatibility test first before placing any restorative or root canal material. ...Read more

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