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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?

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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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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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.

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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