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What to do if my gum above tooth hurting after root canal?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Be patient 7-10 days

During the root canal therapy a lot of collateral tissue (gums, nerves, muscles) damage is done.
The swelling is a symptom of the affected tissue inflammation. Over the counter medications (Aleeve, Advil) for a few days will ameliorate the pain and swelling. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration.

In brief: Be patient 7-10 days

During the root canal therapy a lot of collateral tissue (gums, nerves, muscles) damage is done.
The swelling is a symptom of the affected tissue inflammation. Over the counter medications (Aleeve, Advil) for a few days will ameliorate the pain and swelling. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Tincture of time

May take a few days to resolve.
Should be improving every day. If not, check in with the Dentist or Endodontist that did your treatment.

In brief: Tincture of time

May take a few days to resolve.
Should be improving every day. If not, check in with the Dentist or Endodontist that did your treatment.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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