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post root canal pain going on 2 weeks!



Oct 17, 2013

New to this forum, but eager to hear others thoughts on my issue. I had a root canal done 16 days ago. It isn't complete; need to go back in two weeks. However, the dentist said he got most of it clean. His plan is to put a crown on the tooth as time passes. I was on a round of antibiotics for 10 days that I completed 2 days ago. However, I still have soarness in my jaw, near my ear. I do not have any clicking, but my jaw hurts to the point that I just took 600mg ibuprofen I can chew on that side, but don't really want to for fear of more pain. Laying down seems to make it worse. I can live with it, but feel like I should be pain free at this point. My dentist isn't saying much regarding this pain. It's not excruciating pain, but annoying soreness and a little pain near my ear.



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Jan 5, 2012
Hi :welcome: to the forum.

It is normal for a treated tooth and the area around it to still feel a bit unsettled. It has just had extensive work done on it. I am not a dentist but I have over the last year or so had a rct'd tooth to deal with.

Your jaw may be sore if you grind or clench your teeth. I would contact your dentist if the pain gets really bad that pain meds won't calm down. It could also be that there is a bit of nerve still in the tooth, has your dentist taken an x ray to make sure that he has got all of the canals clear.

I am sure he will check when you go back for the second part of the treatment.

Let us know how you get on please and if worried contact your dentist. Hopefully a dentist will be along here soon to give you some advice