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Why Do I Feel Discomfort After Root Canal Therapy If The Nerve Is Gone
Phantom pain: When nerves are injured there is sometime a condition where there is "memory" and if the nerve is gone, the rest of the nervous system remembers the nerve and there is the sensation of pain. This is a complex and poorly understood conditon. It happens with loss of limb as well. It also could be inflammation in the root canal itself. Discuss with your dentist or endodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
I was just suffering from sensation, a doctor without educating me about the root canal she has done root canal therapy. Will nerve regrow?
Give it time: Dental treatment often is like a bruised knee. It's sore and needs a little time to settle down. Avoid chewing on hard foods and avoid chewing gum. Use common sense to guide you through the healing. Usually most pain is gone within a few days. If pain persists beyond one week you should contact your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: The root canal procedure eliminates the infection and the pain, but does not give immunity from decay. Even with a crown, which is commonly needed after the root canal is done, decay can occur if hygiene is not adequate. Brush, floss, and see your dentist for follow-up care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A lot of reasons: If you had a bad infection to start with, yes you may still have lingering effects. If the treatment was difficult or f the dentist could not for any reasons clean all the canals all the way. And in general it is normal to experience some mild pain for a few days or a week depending on your case and your pain tolerance. Pain killers should usually help good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sure: Multimodal therapy is very effective for acute pain. Advil 800 mg every 8 hours for a few days can be taken independent of vicodin dosing. As the pain improves consider replacing the vicodin with plain tylenol 625 mg every 6 hours. Try to avoid taking tylenol and vicodin at the same time as vicodin also contains tylenol. Max daily tylenol should not exceed 4 grams. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgical procedure: Root canal therapy is actually a minor surgical procedure. Any surgical procedure is often followed by some soreness or discomfort. The periodontal ligament and other tissues that surround your root in the bone become temporarily inflamed which in turn causes the soreness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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