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Why do I feel discomfort after root canal therapy if the nerve is gone?

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 more

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Nerve (Definition)

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


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I was just suffering from sensation, a doctor without educating me about the root canal she has done root canal therapy. Will nerve regrow?

I was just suffering from sensation, a doctor without educating me about the root canal she has done root canal therapy. Will nerve regrow?

No -It wont.: Without educating? You should go to a teaching hospital if you want to be educated. I am sure the treatment was done with consent. If you were forced to do it talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Why is my mouth so tender after root canal therapy?

Why is my mouth so tender after root canal therapy?

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 more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol after root canal therapy?

Is it okay to drink alcohol after root canal therapy?

Yes, but...: Yes, you can. However, if you are taking certain medications, the alcohol may interact with those. The root canal by itself is not a contraindication to drinking. ...Read more

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Why does my jaw hurt after root canal therapy?

Why does my jaw hurt after root canal therapy?

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 more

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Can a tooth after root canal therapy continue to decay?

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 more

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What should I do to help my tooth heal after root canal therapy?

What should I do to help my tooth heal after root canal therapy?

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 more

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Is it normal to have extra saliva after root canal therapy?

Yes: Any time that work is being done in the oral cavity there can be an increase in salivary flow. Not to worry. ...Read more

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Drinking alcohol after root canal therapy causes pain or problem in my tooth?

Drinking alcohol after root canal therapy causes pain or problem in my tooth?

Is this ?Or answer: If you are drinking alcohol after root canal treatment and are taking any pain meds you should NOT be drinking alcohol because it may accentuate the effects of the pain pills. If dr had to drain or treat any bubble you may have had on the side of your gums it could sting. So there is usually no pain or problem to the tooth itself from having a drink ...Read more