If there is one thing we are sure of, it’s that we do not want to hear the words root canal coming out during a dental visit. And while there lots of treatment options done to make sure it goes as quickly and painlessly as possible, there is residual pain. After all, it’s surgery – your body needs time to heal after something like that. But there is natural pain and pain that denotes something is wrong. Here is how to break it all down:
A root canal is a surgical procedure. Some pain or discomfort is normal after this type of procedure. There are some things that will subside with a little time and go away in a few days:
- Inflammation and swelling. Surrounding tissue and nerves can become inflamed after a root canal.
- Collateral damage. Instruments may cause a little damage to tissue around the area.
- High temporary filling. Temporary filling may not be smoothed down enough, creating spot sensitive to touch.
There are also times when the pain is related to something else. Pain for these reasons will require a return to the dentist for more treatment.
- Infection in the bone. It is possible for the infection to include some of the bone, along with the tooth, and the root canal may not have cleaned out this infection.
- Excess cement or air on the root tip. This is a result of the way the root canal was done.
- Missed canal. Your tooth has more than one root canal. It is possible to miss a canal during this procedure.
For more information about root canal pain, call Dr. Frank S. Sciabica in Issaquah, WA at 425-392-3900 or visit www.issaquahdentists.com .
Dr. Sciabica proudly serve patients from Issaquah and all surrounding areas.