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Aries92

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Good afternoon, I am about 24 hours post extraction of tooth 14. I have noticed that I am having pain in tooth 13, which is root canalled and crowned. I am extremely paranoid that something happened to it during the surgery or that it became infected somehow, as it is tender. The whole area is tender and sensitive due to the extraction. Can someone give some insight if this is normal?
 
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Gordon

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It's perfectly normal. Sometimes the neighbouring tooth is used as a fulcrum when removing the "target" tooth, which can put a bit of excess pressure on the little ligament that holds the tooth in place, other times it's just the general inflammation in the area due to the surgery. It should settle down in another couple of days.
 
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Aries92

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Thanks for your reply I appreciate it!
 
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