I went in for a filling on tooth 19. After, my dentist said he was concerned that it would need a root canal. As soon as the numbing wore off I had severe pain in my ear, jaw and head on the left side. My regular dentist couldnt get me in, so I went to another that did a pulpotomy, I still had pain after that. Both DRs said I needed a root canal. 1 day post root canal I have the same pain in my jaw, ear and head. This pain is severe and no relief with ibeuprofin, tylenol or Norco. Amoxicililin and Keflex have not helped. Worried to get the crown put on. wondering if I should get it pulled. This severe pain started when he first did the filling. Ear infection has been ruled out by my Doctor, and I do not grind. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 21 - April - 2015, at 19:33 PM

  • It is normal to have pain one day after the root canal. So you can wait for another 2-3 days and see the pain subside. It takes 3-7 days for the tooth to settle down after root canal treatment. If you continue having pain after week of root canal then you can discuss with your dentist. Amoxy is also effective after taking a particular dose normally 3rd day. So just donot get panicky and wait. for more info on root canal treatment you can check this link in our website.... http://www.identalhub.com/dental-pain-after-root-canal--914.aspx

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