I had an RCT yesterday at 7PM. Doc gave some painkillers and antibiotics. But pain killer is not working and it is paining badly. Pls Help

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 22 - December - 2011, at 23:32 PM

  • It is normal to have some pain after root canal treatment. If the tooth was very painful and infected before the procedure, then pain is expected after root canal procedure. Root canal treatment is done when infection reaches the dental pulp. When periodontal ligament and bone is also infected before RCT, then pain occurs after root canal treatment. If you got first appointment done yesterday, then pain can be because of gas pressure build up. Pressure can build up in the tooth after nerve is removed and before filling of dental canal. Temporary filling material is given to the patient after removing the nerve. By decrease in environmental pressure or because of temperature rise, pressure build up can occur inside the tooth and cause pain.  For the time being, you can take pain meds and antibiotics as prescribed by your dentist. Antibiotics will be effective on third day. You can take soft diet for other 2 days and can avoid eating from side of root canal treated tooth. If pain doesn’t regress even after 2-3 days, then you can visit your dentist for evaluation. For more info on pain after root canal, refer to….   http://www.identalhub.com/dental-pain-after-root-canal--914.aspx

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