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Pain after root canal

01/02/2007

Question:

i had a root canal done 2 days a go put temp. crown on tooth is very sensitive and can`t even bite down lightly without it being veryy painful, is this normal and how long should should this continue

Answer:

Having pain after the root canal is normal - especially if the tooth was abscessed or had a lesion in the bone. It takes your immune system a few days to heal the infection/inflammation. In general, you should start to have relief in the next few days. Of course everyone heals differently. The pain should slowly subside. If it doesn't, you should have your dentist check the tooth again - especially the bite on the temporary crown.

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Response by:

John M Nusstein, DDS John M Nusstein, DDS
Associate Professor of Endodontics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University