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Tooth Next To Root Canal Hurts
Maybe: There are many variables that affect postoperative pain. It would be advisable to return to the practitioner that provided the treatment for the best answer. If the pain is decreasing since the treatment it may be just a function of time until it subsides completely. If it is escalating there may be a problem. Give your DDS a call I'm sure they with have your best interest at heart. Good luck - ...Read more
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
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
No: See your dentist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Cold test on tooth, recently filled, hurt a lot, but nothing else indicates a problem. Do I need a root canal, or could it be something else?
I have been diagnosed with barodontalgia; a tooth that hurts only when flying. I had a root canal, but that didn't correct it. What do I do now?
Barodontalgia: If your pain is limited to that one tooth there still may be an infection remaining. If it happens on both sides or sometimes on the other side than it can be sinus related. Ask your ENT, but using a decongestant nasal spray before the flight and again during the flight may help (it helped my son). If you had recent dental work rule that out first with the dentist. ...Read more
I might be getting a root canal so I have a few questions. Does a root canal hurt and does it make the tooth fall/break? How long does it take? Thanks:)
Often, a front tooth single canal is performed in about 1 hour or less & a premolar or molar will take longer, because they have more canals (2, 3 or more) in these teeth to seal.
Usually a root canal gets you "out of pain" but you may have some discomfort.
Yes, root canal treated teeth are more brittle than non-treated teeth, so you may need a crown & will need to be careful eating on that tooth. ...Read more
Depends: I am guessing that you have pain of dental root origin and your dentist suggests a root canal versus removal of the tooth. If the tooth is in bad shape, extraction might be in order. But if the tooth can be saved (unless it is a wisdom tooth), then a root canal which can be done painlessly, will save your tooth which has significant benefits. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read more
See an endodontist: You should get a second opinion with an endodontist about all of your options. ...Read more
Have it examined: Could be that tooth, could be referred pain from the adjacent tooth... Hard to tell over the internet. ...Read more
It is normal: And very common. Secondary pain is often called referring pain (from one tooth to another), a general term used to designate pain perceived by the patient in an area other than its true site of origin. ...Read more
What can I do if my tooth hurts so much - am I going to be able to have a root canal without any pain?
Hi all, I just had a root canal and everytime I bite down my tooth hurts so bad. Is this to be expected?
Call dentist: Call the dentist who performed the treatment, you may need the bite adjusted on the tooth. Often times some swelling of the ligament occurs during or after the treatment. This raises the tooth in its socket, causing a hard bite and pain. ...Read more
My tooth hurts and I went to get a root canal and still hurts everyday and I want this pain to go away cand im home and its nigh help
I: I assume that your root canal is completed. It is not unusual to have some pain after completion of the treatment due to residual inflammation of the tissues around the root of the tooth. This can be managed with Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). I may also be present if there was an infection in the bone as a result of the death of the nerve. If the discomfort does not slowly resolve contact the dentist who performed the procedure for instructions. ...Read more
My tooth hurts when im upside down or bend down. What can be causing the pain? I had a root canal done on same tooth about 3 years ago.
Get the tooth checkd: The concerning part here is the past history of a root canal. Many upper molar teeth commonly have complexities that contribute to a later infection. This infection can often spread to the sinus, so the 2 could be linked. I would not take an antibiotic without first being evaluated. An endodontist (preferrably one with a ct scanner) and that uses a micrscope would be best able to assess you. ...Read more
A week ago I had a replacement crown put on tooth that previously had root canal. Tooth still hurts. Is this normal? How long could it hurt?
It's not the tooth..: It's the support tissues around the tooth (bone and gingiva). How long ago was the root canal therapy completed? Why was the crown replaced? Was there an abscess? Were you in pain before the crown was replaced? With so many questions to be answered, it's best you have the tooth re-evaluated by your dentist. ...Read more
Had first part of root canal done. The side of the tooth still hurts. Will this be taken care of at next visit or is there something else wrong?
Root canal I had last summer still hurts, are there any dr.'s or dentist to answer why, working yet? I wrote late last night, no ans. Yet, the tooth on top next to what I call my fang tooth, not in front but to the left on the side, hurts, even though
If: If you are experiencing pain to a thermal stimulus (hot & cold, especially cold) then it is probably another tooth. Teeth that have had root canal therapy completed should not be sensitive to hot & cold. You should go back to your dentist to determine the source of the pain, and to restore the tooth that had the root canal since it will decay under the temporary filling. This problem will not go away by itself and must be treated. ...Read more
Depends, how long?:
Pain a day or few after may be normal.
If the tooth had a significant infection prior to performing the root canal, this may lead to pain. Talk to the dentist who performed the procedure and they may want to re-examine the tooth and determine which pain reliever would be most appropriate. ...Read more
Yes: If there is something in the canal of your root it needs to be removed or the treatment is likely to fail. ...Read more