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Throbbing Pain After Root Canal
Throbbing pain after root canal normal? No prior pain before procedure or after 1st session. Only after 2nd session discomfort 2 days. What to do?
Inflammation?: After the second visit, the bone at the tip of the tooth may have become inflamed. There is also a very small chance there is a minor infection. Have your dentist evaluate the tooth. ...Read more
Root canal hurts: The first thing your dentist needs to check is the bite. If the bite is off you will be sensitive to hot and cold and maybe have a dull ache or inflammation and bleeding around the gums. You be clenching or grinding at night that can make it worse. It also can be the roots are not perfectly clean (which can sometimes be difficult). Have your dentist take an x-ray to see if there is an abscess. ...Read more
Failure: Unfortunately, even the best root canals and crowns eventually fail. Some may fail within months, while others may take decades. It is likely that your root canal is re-infected. If it is, a root canal re-treatment may be possible to save this tooth. Other possible causes are root fracture, gum infection, a problem with an adjacent tooth, or bite disbalance. ...Read more
Started a root canal, unable to finish. Now have a swollen lower jaw, which is tender and warm to the touch. Throbbing pain as well.?
Infection: The infection from the incomplete treatment is spreading, and can be both dangerous and life threatening. Seek treatment now. There's no otc remedy for this. Call your dentist immediately. ...Read more
Is it normal to have pain from a root canal 3 days after it has been done? Pain that is throbbing.
It happens...: Not sure if you had pain before root canal therapy was started. Your post did not say. Your post also did not say if you are taking antibiotics or anti-inflammatory meds. Without this info, it's tough to advise you on anything other than calling your dentist for a re-evaluation. ...Read more
I had root canal done on one tooth and they filled it with silver (military) its been 11 yrs it looks black and slight throbbing?
Black = staining and the alloy casting through the tooth as it becomes more worn.
2) if upper tooth = could be sinus related
3) root canal failure?? or unfound root
4) bite trauma (clenching/grinding)
Please have evaluated but I'd start with 600mg Ibuprofen to rule out #2, #4 above and then monitor. ...Read more
Is it normal for a tooth to be hurting and throbbing after a root canal? Root canal was done this past week, tooth is now hurting and throbbing.
Dr.: Dr. Funari has given you most of the possibilities. I would still suggest a call to your dentist to evaluate your discomfort and direct you as to what to do to manage your pain. ...Read more
I had a root canal 3 days ago and was relatively fine until last night when my face started throbbing & swelled. How long until amoxiicillan works?
4-6 hours: It will take 4-6 hours for the body to get a loading dose of antibiotics to help the swelling which is a sign of infection. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Although root canal therapy may be required, pain in the upper molar could occur for a host of reasons. A correct diagnosis is based on a multitude of findings. The process of diagnosis would be best handled by a qualified dentist, using x-rays, history and a comprehensive clinical exam. Give your local dentist a call for the best care. ...Read more
Tooth on bottom toward front has small hole in it throbbing. Can it have a root canal or does it have to be pulled.
Internet Diagnosis: For the most part, teeth with severe decay will respond to root canal therapy. The decision to restore the tooth depends on the bone support and the condition of the rest of the arch. It's not a simple yes or no answer. Please see a local dentist for an examination and treatment planning. All the best... ...Read more
I had a crown then a root canal on #15 approx. 12 years ago. My tooth is now killing me. It is throbbing non-stop and hurts to chew.?
Had a root canal 3weeks ago and still have very minor throbbing in the tooth. The sensitivity to the hot/cold is gone though. Is this normal?
RC Therapy: Yes. All RC treated teeth have a 'bruise' in the bone that holds the tooth in. Chewing on this tooth pushes the root down into the the sore bone... this hurts a little or sometimes a lot. Ask your Doc for meds to reduce this imflamation or "bruise". They might even have you come in to have the tooth adjusted a bit so you don't bit into it so hard. OBTW don't delay getting the "cap". ...Read more
Hot&cold sensitivity/painless throbbing on recent root canal/crowned tooth #14. Xrays taken & rc failure not indicated & no surrounding cavities! Why?
Some possibilities: First, if the rct was completed and the canals were filled properly, there cannot be any cold or hot sensitivity with that tooth. One can still have throbbing if the tissues around the root of the tooth (periodontal ligament) are inflamed. 2d x-rays cannot show everything. A 3d (cbct) scan can possibly show another canal or pathology present. Sometimes these issues resolve on their own with time. ...Read more
Can myofacial tooth pain/throbbing post root canal show up elsewhere? Scarey to have more dental work done now. Will it happen again?
Broken tooth after root canal. The area is swollen and throbbing. I'm unable to see the dentist until late this week. What can I do to ease pain?
I had a root canal 6 yrs ago and had it redone 2 rrs ago. I now have throbbing and a weird "feeling" in my tooth and it travles to my jaw and ear.
Possible failure: Root canal therapy is not foolproof. Though good, +/-95% success rates at 15 years, treatment can fail ~5% of the time. Yours sounds like you've developed an inflammatory reaction. The cause can be infection, fracture of the root (s) or unknown. Have your tooth checked by your dentist asap. ...Read more
Can myofacial dental pain/throbbing post root canal be due to old spinal injury? Q. Having more dental work done now. Will happen with fillings?
No: The nerves to your teeth come from the trigeminal ganglion inside the skull, not from spinal nerves. That stated, some people with chronic pain on chronic opioids are more sensitive to pain coming from an acute new event than someone not on opioids. This is called opioid induced hyperalgesia. ...Read more
Root canal 2 weeks ago. Now jaw pain and clicking sound on the same side as root canal. Some soreness/throbbing to tooth and gums. Is this normal?
Excruciating throbbing toothache 3 days. Had root canal yrs ago. Xray/CT scan normal. Inflamed gums around that tooth. Can't bite on it. What can it be?
It's ok: When doing a root canal, your dentist places a clamp around your teeth, and sometimes this creates some gum pain for a few days after treatment. They also use some irrigation solutions that can cause the tissue to turn white. It is a temporary condition, and should soon resolve. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call your dentist, and they can coach you more. ...Read more
Yes and No: You probably had you mouth open for quite a while and your muscle is sore. Your gum may be irritated from the clamp. The disinfectant used to clean the root canal can irritate as well. If you don't feel better after 2 days call your doctor (or sooner if you're concerned). Meanwhile, take whatever you dentist prescribed or Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours. You should not be in extreme pain, howeve. ...Read more
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
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?
Got trismus, TMJ, myofascial pain after root canal. Doc didn't take X ray, took very long to find root canals, injection wrong angle. Fault of dentist?
Fault?: Why did you need Root Canal Therapy in the first place? Related to your dental habits or fault of the dentist? Trismus, TMJ and subsequent myofascial pain was most likely precipitated by but not caused by a long visit with you mouth open wide. Sometimes it's difficult to locate or negotiate small or calcified root canals. Discuss with your own dentist and if your not satisfied, get 2nd opinion. ...Read more
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