What medications can help alleviate the pain of a root canal - Doctor answers
Pain following rct: Tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) and nsaids (such as advil, ibuprophen, Motrin etc) work well in calming pain following root canal as well as other dental treatment. If the pain continues for more then 2 days without improvement, contact your dentist to have him/her look at the tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No great answer: Teeth that are beginning w symptoms that are mild to moderate usually respond well to nsaid's. As the tooth problem matures/worsens, I have not found a medication for pain that works universally. Even narcotic rx is rarely effective to control all pain. Antibiotics may be helpful, depends on the type & scope of infective progress. Get root canal treatment asap! The best "medicine" is treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a sharp pain on my lower gum, same area where I had a root canal and crown done about 2 years ago. Do I need to get the root canal done again or should I rather just take pain medication to suppress the pain as it is not daily.
Pain: Pain is nature's way of telling you something is wrong. I definitely would not just take pain medication when needed and wait it out. Over 35 years of experience tells me that at some point this will probably flare up and you will be sorry for waiting. Only a dentist who personally examines you and takes x-rays can determine cause and suggest treatment. Make an appointment asap! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is it necessary to take antibiotics during root canal treatment? If to take, what are drugs of choice?
Antibiotics are recommended durinr root canal treatment only if it is infected or got inflamed after
should the doctor decide to put you under antibiotics the drug of choice in that case would be clyndamycine or similar antibiotic that treats infections of that kind (caused by anaerobic bacteria). ...Read more
It's almost 3am now. Have a root canal appt at 9am. Patient instruction said no pain medication 12 hrs prior to appt. Can't fall asleep with the pain. What should I do?
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is all you should take. You may also ask your ob-gyn if he receommends any other meds. You should not need to take much pain meds after a root canal treatment. It should subside within a day or two. If not, then ask your dentist to refer you to an endodontist, who is a root canal specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a dentist always prescribe some type of antibiotic/pain medication after a root canal was performed?
Is it normal to have a minor swelling in the gum after medication put to kill molar pulp (uncompleted root canal) procedure was done today
One week has passed since my dentist put medication to kill the tooth pulpiin root canal procedure but there is still pain upon biting. Is this normal?
Talk with dentist: The first thing is to call the dentist who treated the tooth and tell him that you are having with after the root canal was done. Then follow his instructions as well as avoiding chewing on the tooth for several days, taking nsaids, antibiotics if necessary ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-2 or >appointments: Root canal therapy often takes 1-2 or more appointments to complete. Always follow your doctors directions. If a root canal has only been started, return as he instructs to help ensure a successful outcome, usually within a 4 week period. Take care and be patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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