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Sore gums months after a root canal. Is this normal?

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Dr. Louis Sterling
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Maybe

If your sore gum is localized to the area around the tooth that was treated, it's probably due to the pressure of the clamp that held the rubber dam in place around the tooth.

In brief: Maybe

If your sore gum is localized to the area around the tooth that was treated, it's probably due to the pressure of the clamp that held the rubber dam in place around the tooth.
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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry

In brief: Not normal

You can have some lingering soreness in the tooth following a root canal for several months until the bone and surrounding tissues heal.
You may notice it when chewing. However, the gums around the tooth should not remain sore. There can be some related complications and other gingival diseases causing these symptoms. Consult with your dentist to determine the source of your problem.

In brief: Not normal

You can have some lingering soreness in the tooth following a root canal for several months until the bone and surrounding tissues heal.
You may notice it when chewing. However, the gums around the tooth should not remain sore. There can be some related complications and other gingival diseases causing these symptoms. Consult with your dentist to determine the source of your problem.
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry

In brief: Months, no

On going pain of any kind is not normal and should be thoroughly evaluated by your dentist.
The cause of your sore gums may be a totally different problem that should be examined and addressed. See your dentist, do not delay.

In brief: Months, no

On going pain of any kind is not normal and should be thoroughly evaluated by your dentist.
The cause of your sore gums may be a totally different problem that should be examined and addressed. See your dentist, do not delay.
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