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Tooth Still Hurts After Root Canal
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See the Dentist: The dentist needs to check for 3 general possibilities: 1) there is still infection at the end of the root where the root canal was done. 2) the crown is higher than the rest of the teeth and you are biting on this tooth first. 3) the root may be split. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The : 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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