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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?

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

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Why do I have throbbing pain after my root canal?

Why do I have throbbing pain after my root canal?

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

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What could cause constant throbbing pain in a tooth that had a root canal and crown years ago?

What could cause constant throbbing pain in a tooth that had a root canal and crown years ago?

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

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How come there is a throbbing pain in tooth when I had a root canal done?

Varies: Even though the nerve in the tooth has been removed the surrounding tissues are still alive. You can still get pain from those areas if there is inflammation or infection. There is also the possibility that the tooth is fractured. ...Read more

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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

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Is it normal to have pain from a root canal 3 days after it has been done? Pain that is throbbing.

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

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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?

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?

Bite/retreat??: Black = staining and the alloy casting through the tooth as it becomes more worn. Throbbing: 1) unknown 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

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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.

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

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My upper molar is throbbing, does this mean I need a root canal?

My upper molar is throbbing, does this mean I need a root canal?

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

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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

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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.?

Needs an examination: You may have an issue with the root canal itself or the crown. Tooth might be fractured. You might even have a sinus infection which can cause the feeling of a toothache. Have your dentist evaluate the tooth. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Just had a root canal done, when done he put a temp filling in said that the cavity was bigger then he thought, 5pm, 11pm its throbbing so bad normal?

Residual Inflammation: Throbbing and continued pain after root canal treatment may be a sign of complications. See your dentist; if there are signs of infection antibiotics and anti-inflammatory will be prescribed. ...Read more

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I had my first visit for root canal four days ago yesterday I had a little pain and throbbing on my gums behind the tooth that comes and goes.

Very common: Your tooth may continue to feel slightly painful for some time after your root canal treatment has been completed. However, if you have severe pain or pressure that lasts more than a few days, contact your dentist ASAP. Take care. ...Read more

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Hot&cold sensitivity/painless throbbing on recent root canal/crowned tooth #14. Xrays taken & rc failure not indicated & no surrounding cavities! Why?

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

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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?

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?

See a dentist ASAP: The tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment and treatment. Do not delay. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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