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If a tooth with root canal has abscess, would you feel pain?

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Dr. Willam Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

If the root canal was done, one would not feel pain until the abscess extends into the surrounding tissue and bone.

In brief: Yes and no

If the root canal was done, one would not feel pain until the abscess extends into the surrounding tissue and bone.
Dr. Willam Lau
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Dr. Richard Stiles
Dentistry
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In brief: Lots of times, no.

Sometimes even the best textbook root canal treatment can have issues over time, often manifesting in an abscess that shows up on routine x-rays.
You may or may not be able feel anything when this happens. Often patients note an "awareness" rather than pain, but pain can certainly arise from these situations. Having the tooth addressed by your dentist is the best way of minimizing any pain.

In brief: Lots of times, no.

Sometimes even the best textbook root canal treatment can have issues over time, often manifesting in an abscess that shows up on routine x-rays.
You may or may not be able feel anything when this happens. Often patients note an "awareness" rather than pain, but pain can certainly arise from these situations. Having the tooth addressed by your dentist is the best way of minimizing any pain.
Dr. Richard Stiles
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