dental care


Question by  Hwcllns (18)

How much pain after a root canal is normal?

They did give me some pain killers, but my mouth is still in a lot of pain from the root canal.


Answer by  malone (4817)

The pain following a root canal is due to all the manipulation in the area of the tooth. The gums could be sore, and the bone around the tooth could hurt. It should be more sore than painful. Call your dentist if you are having severe pain.


Answer by  smithjen1498 (192)

The amount of pain really depends on how much infection there was before the root canal. Most patients have pain that can be controlled by over the counter pain medicines.


Answer by  Anonymous

Is it safe the same day you get a root canal if there is not pain after?


Answer by  asvd (10)

I finished my root canal last month(6 sittings).When my crown was placed, I had mild pain for three days. Now I have pain very rarely.But for you,I think your treatment is not a complete success. Having pain after taking medicines means you need check your doctor immediately as your infected pulp might not completely removed.


Answer by  asoka (26)

Normally there would be some amount of pain after root canal which lasts for 24 hours.During this light food oe semi-liquid edibles are only recommended.There might be slight pain in the concerned area after this for next 72-100 hours, and after which everthing vanish.

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