A successful root canal can cause mild pain for a few days.
This is temporary, and should go away on its own as long as you practice good oral hygiene.
You should see your dentist for a follow-up if the pain lasts longer than three days.
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.
Why does my tooth still hurt after a root canal?
The procedure eliminates the infection and the nerve tissue within the tooth. If your root canal was required because of a cracked tooth, you may feel pain after your root canal if there is deeper damage, possibly to your jaw bone. Most pain should subside within a week of having a root canal completed.
How painful is root canal treatment?
Root canal therapy is performed when the pulp which is composed of nerves and blood vessels in the tooth becomes infected or damaged. People fear root canals because they assume they are painful. Actually, most people report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed.
How can I ease the pain of a root canal?
Pain After Root Canal Procedure: What You Can Do
- Call your Endodontist! If you are experiencing continued pain after your procedure, contact your Endodontist immediately.
- Apply an ice pack to soothe and calm the pain.
- Over-the-counter pain medication.
- Try a saltwater gargle.
- Sleep with elevated pillows.