It’s very normal for a tooth that just had root canal to be tender or uncomfortable.
This usually lasts about 3 days to a week and occurs when chewing on it.
I have seen patients that have had pain for up to two weeks.
After root canal therapy, the sensitivity should last no more than 3 weeks to 3 months.
What are the symptoms of a failed root canal?
Root Canal Failure Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of failed root canal therapy include sensitivity to cold or hot, swelling, and/or pain from chewing. Follow-up with the dentist or endodontist is necessary to determine further treatment to resolve the symptoms.
Can a tooth still hurt after a root canal?
A root canal is a major procedure, so pain after a root canal is normal. A root canal involves deep cleaning inside the canals (the inner chamber of the root) of your tooth, which can in turn irritate surrounding nerves and gums. It’s normal to experience mild to moderate pain for a few days after a root canal.
How long does a root canal take?
Patients are often curious how long a root canal takes to finish. They can generally expect one or two appointments of about 90 minutes each. An endodontist, and some general dentists, will often perform root canal treatment using a microscope that attaches to the wall and hangs over the patient’s mouth.
How long can I wait to get a crown after a root canal?
To prevent the effects of recurrent decay and subsequent re-infection of the root canal, your crown must generally be re-done in 5-7 years. I will make specific recommendations on a case-by-case basis.