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Doctor insights on: Should A Tooth Hurt After A Root Canal

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Would my tooth hurt after a root canal?

Would my tooth hurt after a root canal?

It can: And that doesn't necessarily mean that something is wrong. Consult with the treating dr. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Had a root canal and crown tooth still hurts?

See the Dentist: The dentist needs to check for 3 general possibilities: 1) there is still infection at the end of the root where the root canal was done. 2) the crown is higher than the rest of the teeth and you are biting on this tooth first. 3) the root may be split. ...Read more

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I had a root canal but my tooth still hurts, what can I do?

Be patient 7-10 days: During the root canal therapy 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, Tylenol) for a few days will ameliorate the pain. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration. ...Read more

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Will a root canal hurt as much as the tooth before the procedure?

Will a root canal hurt as much as the tooth before the procedure?

Usually not... but: Root canal treatment is done for multiple reasons, and your condition prior to treatment usually will increase or decrease the chance of pain afterwards. Very infected teeth can require 3-7 days to feel better. On the other hand, if the problem is related to an inflamed nerve only, the tooth can feel better immediately. If the root canal is not done thoroughly, both can be painful afterwards. ...Read more

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Would i still need a root canal even if the tooth itself doesn't hurt?

Would i still need a root canal even if the tooth itself doesn't hurt?

Yes, if "dead nerve": When a tooth "dies", the blood supply to the vital cells inside the root canal is no longer viable. In the same manner that skin will fester and remove a splinter, your body detects the dead tissue in the root and initiates an inflammatory response that begins to "fester" the bone that holds the tooth. Called "apical periodontitis, " the lesion appears as an asymptomatic clearing on the x-ray. ...Read more

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How likely is needing a root canal or crown if a tooth has never hurt?

Unlikely but: Sometimes I have looked at teeth in the x-ray and found an abscess. It is like a sleeping dog and can come back to "bite" you with a swollen face or intense pain. Those teeth may not have any pain. Your dentist should be able to explian why a tooth needs a root canal. ...Read more

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I had a root canal for one tooth then put a crown on it..Why does it hurt now?

I had a root canal for one tooth then put a crown on it..Why does it hurt now?

Call dentist: It's possible that the crown is slightly high and is hitting prematurely when you bite your teeth together. Call your dentist to have the bite checked. ...Read more

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I had a root canal on my front bottom tooth and it still hurts.What should I do?

The : The type of pain is important. If it is still a stapping, sharp pain, there might be something else going on. If the pain is more of a throbbing ache, it probably is normal healing pain. If it lasts more than a week without waning, get back to your dentist. It can take several days to weeks for it to ultimately calm down, as dr funari said, Ibuprofen should help. If it doesn't, go see your dentist. One thing to remember is that the nerve of your tooth is not the only thing affected when a root canal is necessary. The nerve is just one part of what we call the periodontium. The peridontium is made up of the tooth, pulp(nerve), ligament, gingiva(gum), and bone. When a tooth goes "bad", it doesn't just affect the nerve, it affects the whole periodontium. If your infection caused a swelling, the bone is infected and that can takes weeks to heal and feel "normal". Where is your pain, exactly, and has it changed at all? Every day it should feel a little better. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a tooth has already had a root canal, will it hurt when pulled?

Depends: If the tooth has a severe abscess, then it may not be complete "numb" due to the amount of infection present. Usually, the dentist can achieve complete local anesthesia and the extraction of the tooth is painless. If you are concerned about discomfort during the procedure, discuss the option of IV sedation with your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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