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Pain when teeth touch after root canals

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LauraQ68

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So, I had two root canals done several hours ago. As I’m trying to sleep, my teeth keep touching and I’m getting sharp pain. Is this normal and should I expect it to improve? I didn’t think it would hurt to bite down. I’m trying desperately not to! Thanks for any advice.
 
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Paige2018

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Your bite could be off from the temp filling/crown. It is a super easy and painless fix. I would call your dentist back as soon as possible so that they can adjust your bite to get you out of pain.
 
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My root canals were on opposite sides, and I definitely had discomfort/some moderate pain. My endodontist said that was normal & said the area in/around the tooth could be sensitive for up to a week. I’m assuming you only received a temp filling in the teeth yesterday, correct? I think those can cause a bit of an issue with your bite being a bit off too. If it’s just mild/moderate discomfort, personally I’d give it a week. I think my tooth took about 4-5 days to settle down. Once I got the temp crown and then the permanent crown, no issues.
 
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LauraQ68

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My root canals were on opposite sides, and I definitely had discomfort/some moderate pain. My endodontist said that was normal & said the area in/around the tooth could be sensitive for up to a week. I’m assuming you only received a temp filling in the teeth yesterday, correct? I think those can cause a bit of an issue with your bite being a bit off too. If it’s just mild/moderate discomfort, personally I’d give it a week. I think my tooth took about 4-5 days to settle down. Once I got the temp crown and then the permanent crown, no issues.

Yes, they are temp fillings. I go back in a week for impressions for crowns. Thank you for the reassurance!
 
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Yes, they are temp fillings. I go back in a week for impressions for crowns. Thank you for the reassurance!

I too had pain when my teeth touched after RCT, as others have said it’s often the change in bite from the filling or mild swelling I think I’m my case.
 
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LauraQ68

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I too had pain when my teeth touched after RCT, as others have said it’s often the change in bite from the filling or mild swelling I think I’m my case.

Yes, I think you're exactly right. I'm just being careful with chewing until I get my crowns. Hopefully that will solve the problem!
 
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