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How long after a root canal to settle down?

(4 Posts)
Mummytron Tue 27-Sep-16 20:26:19

Hi all
Day 5 after my root canal which was a pretty severe one (so dentist says)
Was only tender when I bit down on it, but last night was a bit more tender at night. It's not agony but enough to distress. I spoke to the dentists receptionist who said give it a couple of more days but she also said she didn't really know! I've had a couple before but don't remember it being so bad after.
Any advice please?

Palomb Tue 27-Sep-16 20:30:54

I've had 4 or 5 and have never had any problems with any of them. They remove the nerve so you should not be in any pain.

MulberryBush12 Tue 27-Sep-16 20:41:37

Is the root canal finished or did your dentist just open it up & dress it last time?

Generally it's pretty sore for first 24 hours post Root canal and then should tail off.

Increasing pain can be a sign of infection.

I would see how it goes tonight and if no better in the morning, then ring the practice and ask the receptionist to ask the dentist for his/ her advice.

Mummytron Tue 27-Sep-16 22:29:25

It's finished.
Was a double canal apparently.
It's not agony just tender.
If it was infection wouldn't it get a lot worse?

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