Causes of Pain Following a Root Canal

We know that having a root canal is not anyone’s choice on how to spend the day. However, sometimes a root canal is necessary. For example, you may have been in a lot of pain before the root canal and feel significant relief after the procedure is over because you won’t be in pain.

While a bit of pain after the procedure is expected, you need to keep reading if you are still in distress following a root canal. You will need to know when pain after a root canal is normal- and when it isn’t.

What Causes The Pain?

Nearly everyone feels a little pain after a root canal procedure because to fix your tooth, an incision must be made to clean the pulp and the dentin. When a root canal is needed, you may have a severe tooth infection and be in considerable pain. A root canal should relieve the pain and save the tooth. During cleaning, you may experience irritated nerves and gums surrounding the tooth.

Your tooth may hurt as well. This pain is normal. Of course, we don’t want you to be in pain. We want you to feel better, which means we may give you medication to help with the pain and show you recommendations to help ease your pain.

However, if your pain gets worse, you need to call us immediately if you start running a fever or notice swelling in your jaw. Sometimes, even trying to clean out the tooth does not solve the problem, and we will need to look at the tooth to determine what is wrong.

If you have questions about whether you need a root canal or not, why not give us a call? We would love to discuss how root canals are done or how you can avoid needing a root canal in the first place.