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Post root canal pain

My doctor didn't prescribed any medication. One pain killer in case of emergency. It's been more than 24hrs. I still have pain.
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Dr. Babita Sangwan
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It could be due to a flare up post rct treatment. .kindly continue with anti inflammatory and analgesics to control pain.  You can take Tab. rutoheal-D also for a faster healing. . Kindly do the follow up with your dentist again
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Dr. Suman Makam
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Hello, If the pain is increased after root canal treatment,you need to visit an Endodontist,so that the problem can be re evaluated by taking fresh x-rays. Regards,Dr Suman Makam,Dental Arts,Jayanagar,Bangalore
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Dr. Akanksha S.D
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If the severity of pain has reduced after your root canal, then it should resolve after few more days, if the pain is same then visit the dentist again. Please don't hesitate to take a pain killer and re-visit your dentist. The pain could be due to a nerve piece remaining or a high point or normally because of the nerve cleaning process.
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Dr. Jagadish CD
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If the severity of pain has reduced after your root canal, then it should resolve after few more days, if the pain is same then visit the dentist again. Even if pain doesn't reduce after 3 day. See a oral diagnostician. 1) pain could be due to insufficient removal of nerve tissue from tooth 2) pain could be due to gum surrounding the same tooth (root canal is fine) 3) pain could be from the adjacent tooth (root canal done fine) 4) give some time till the new health tissue grows around.
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Dr. Pramod Babu
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sometimes pain persists after root canal treatment for 2 to 3 days. you will have to take antibiotics and pain killer for 3 days. if pain persists after that consult your doctor
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avoid chewing hard for few days
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Dr. Purva Jingar
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Take painkiller and visit the dentist again and tell him about pain, you can do saline water gargle and mouthwash for better results.
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U can take the pain killer...warm saline rinse will also help...if there is pain on biting visit your dentist and get the height of that tooth reduced...a mild high point on your filling can also cause pain..hope it helps...
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Dr. Mithun Jith
General Physician 9 yrs exp Puducherry
Hi, your question is not complete. With the limited points from your question. It's completely normal to have mild to moderate pain immediately after root canal(for the first two to three days), provided the root canal has been done properly by a specialist (preferably). Since u have not mentioned how your pain was before root canal, I couldn't comment much . But what u have to look for is the pain has to slowly drop down as days passed by. As your doctor as already given u pain killers have it and don't load the side where root canal is been done for chewing, within 5 days everything should be fine.
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If the pain is becoming more in intensity, check with your dentist immediately and find out the reason for it( as there is multiple reasons)
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Do not hesitate and wait to meet your dentist if your pain is increasing as days passes by.
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Dr. Kishor V.Selukar
Dentist 8 yrs exp Pune
Have to take painkiller along with antibiotics (take by visiting ), take 3 days course & observe on 4th or 5th day, if pain persists again visit your dentist, there may be lack of cleaning of nerves while doing root canal.
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if pain persists, dentist will do re root canal procedure
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avoid hard bites
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Dr. Gaurav Goel
Dentist 17 yrs exp Delhi
Please don't hesitate to take a pain killer and re-visit your dentist. The pain could be due to a nerve piece remaining or a high point or normally because of the nerve cleaning process. Little patience is required but do talk to your dentist.
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Dr. Sumit Goyal
Dentist 11 yrs exp Delhi
Some analgesics should be prescribed during initial 2 days after root canal.
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Dr. Yatharth Bhatia
Dentist 13 yrs exp Gurgaon
Hi A pain after root canal can happen. If it does not settle with pain killers or if you have to take pain killers at regular intervals after 24-48 hrs of procedure then probably the cleaning in the canals has not been sufficient or some kind of infection still persists in the tooth. You will have to get the tooth filling removed in that case and get it refilled once the symptoms settle totally. Regards
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Dr. Himani S Khandelwal
Dentist 11 yrs exp Gurgaon
There are various reasons for pain like high temporary filling, nerve remnant s in root canal, over extended cleaning or normal post operative pain. You can take painkiller if you have pain and discuss with your dentist when and how u will get relief.
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Dr. Ismail Qureshi
Dentist 8 yrs exp Hyderabad
Please take a painkiller, and visit the dentist
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