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Why does my tooth still hurt after root canal? Can i take any painkillers for this?

Why does my tooth still hurt after root canal? Can i take any painkillers for this?

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

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Had a root canal and crown tooth still hurts?

Had a root canal and crown tooth still hurts?

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 more

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I had a root canal but my tooth still hurts, what can I do?

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

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Would i still need a root canal even if the tooth itself doesn't hurt?

Would i still need a root canal even if the tooth itself doesn't hurt?

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

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I had a root canal on my front bottom tooth and it still hurts.What should I do?

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 more

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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I had a root canal 2days ago. Still lot pain.My concerne is that i feel exectly the same way - cold... Hot... When touchs my tooth hurts really bad.?

I had a root canal  2days ago. Still lot pain.My concerne is that i feel exectly the same way - cold... Hot... When touchs my tooth hurts really  bad.?

Multiple causes?: It is possible that (1) the root canal treatment is not fully completed. (2) it is "completed" but a canal was "missed" and a nerve is still signaling hot / cold sensitivities. (3) you had two teeth in need of therapy and only one was treated . (4) the wrong tooth was treated. If your dentist (specialist or g.P. Is unable to determine the cause, get a second opinion from an endodontist. ...Read more

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Had root canal intervention three days ago. Today i noticed that the tooth still hurts when i brush it or drink too hot or cold. Is this normal?

Tooth Pain: Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy should not be sensitive to thermal stimuli. It is possible that it is an adjacent tooth. Please have your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Tooth pain since having root canal and crown in January.Doc has adjusted bite.Still hurts.Want to have it pulled.Do u have to have abx for tooth pull?

See an endodontist: Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing complications after root canal treatment and use advanced special equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read more

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It hurts a lot from my gum/tooth infection so I have to have a root canal. It is still hurting just as much so how long do they take to work?

Root canals: Completed on a painful tooth almost always improve acute symptoms immediately. Depending on the amount of inflammation and infection that infiltrated into the tissues surrounding the tooth, symptoms can continue to aggravate u after the root canal. Medications are prescribed to fight this issue. There are many possibilities. If its been more than 5 days, return to your doctor. ...Read more

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Had 1st part of root canal done. Left root tips in for next visit. On z pack. Tooth still hurts if I chew on that side. Is this normal? Tooth #31

Had 1st part of root canal done. Left root tips in for next visit. On z pack. Tooth still hurts if I chew on that side. Is this normal?  Tooth #31

Contact DDS: See the dentist, possible abscess that needs to be drained, fracture or high restoration, clinical and radiographic examination would be helpful. ...Read more

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Would my tooth hurt after a root canal?

It can: And that doesn't necessarily mean that something is wrong. Consult with the treating dr. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why is an old root canal tooth still causing me pain?

Infection/fracture: it is possible to have an infection or fracture in the old root canal treated tooth but is usually does manifest as pain and swelling. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment options. ...Read more

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Why is an old root canal tooth still bothering me? Help please?

Root canal pain: Sometimes there is not complete healing following a root canal. See the dentist who did the root canal or an endodontist(root canal specialist) to see if the tooth needs to be retreated. Sometimes an apicoectomy is indicated, which cleans out the area at the tip of the root. ...Read more

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Will a root canal hurt as much as the tooth before the procedure?

Will a root canal hurt as much as the tooth before the procedure?

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

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