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I had a root canal 1 week ago but now my tooth is sore to the touch. Is this common?

I had a root canal 1 week ago but now my tooth is sore to the touch. Is this common?

Root canal: Sometimes it takes several weeks for a tooth to be assymptomatic after root canal treatment, usually due to inflammation. Call the dentist who did the root canal treatment and let them know you are having pain. They may want to see you or prescribe anti-inflammation meds. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my back right bottom tooth but it had a root canal. I grind there so is it sore root?

I have had pain in my back right bottom tooth but it had a root canal. I grind there so is it sore root?

Could be fractured: You don't say if the back tooth has had a crown on it, but after root canals, molars can break if you grind on them. Dentists put crowns on these teeth to protect them from fracture after root canals. Get this checked by your dentist - a fractured root hurts in the jaw bone, not in the middle of the tooth. ...Read more

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I had a bad abscess last april, it was so infected i was on medicine until august and then finally my root canal started which was a combination of 3 more visits to complete it. My tooth still is sore on and off and a bad oder comes from it. I don't fee

Saginaw, I : Saginaw, i truly don't know how things were handled, but a bad smell and soreness tells me it is not right now. Not everything turns out the way we want it to. Go see you dentist and voice your concern. They can not help you unless you give them an opportunity too. If you’re not happy with the response then move on. Hope this is helpful, michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow dentistry at suburban square 610-649-0313. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sore area around one of my back molars and I spotted a black dot in the middle of the groove along the side of the tooth. Is it a cavity? If yes, what are the chances of me needing a root canal done? And will it worsen quickly (as my dent

I woke up with a sore area around one of my back molars and I spotted a black dot in the middle of the groove along the side of the tooth. Is it a cavity? If yes, what are the chances of me needing a root canal done? And will it worsen quickly (as my dent

Sounds like cavity: It sounds like you have a cavity with some irritation. Hopefully you will only need a filling and not a root canal. Only your dentist will be able to tell you if you need a root canal after they do an exam. Please see a dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How many visits does it take for molar root canal? I visited the same dentist more than10 times and still the tooth is sore. I went to a different doctor to get it sealed but it is still painful. What should I do?

Root canal: Most endodontists ( root canal specialists) complete root canals in one visit. Sometimes complications will require a second visit. At this point you should have the tooth re-evaluated by an endodontist. ...Read more

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Had terrible toothache in upper left tooth. Pain went away after three days. X-rays-no root canal needed. Gums sore and cheek puffy. Root canal needed?

Probably: Radiographs are not a crystal ball... they don't disclose everything. Did your dentist check to see if the tooth was vital (alive)? Swelling may be from a periodontal issue, so yes, in that case root canal may not be needed. More info necessary to make a proper diagnosis. Have your dentist re-examine you or refer you to an endodontist if s/he can't determine the cause of your swelling. ...Read more

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Getting a recurring mouth ulcer between gums and cheek near root canaled tooth, gums are tender and sore. Dentist says X-ray of root canal looks good?

Getting a recurring mouth ulcer between gums and cheek near root canaled tooth, gums are tender and sore. Dentist says X-ray of root canal looks good?

Recurring ulcer: Any sore or lesion in the mouth that does not heal in 10-14 days, or is recurring, needs to be examined and possibly biopsied. If your dentist is unsure why you are have a lesion, Have the root canal evaluated by an endodontist. If the root canal is sound, and no other teeth are involved, see an oral surgeon or periodontist for an exam. ...Read more

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I had a root canal done under my bridge on one tooth a week ago but the gum is still sore I'm on penicillin V potassium 500 mg every six hours. ?

I had a root canal done under my bridge  on one tooth a week ago but the gum is still sore I'm on penicillin V potassium 500 mg every six hours. ?

Get Checked: See the Dentist and get checked. It may be normal healing response depending on the complexity of the problem. If still not resolved after the course of antibiotics, then additional treatment may be required. Often it takes months for the discomfort from pressure to subside, but tissue should resolve once infection clears up. Good Luck. ...Read more

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