Tooth Aches After Root Canal Treatment And Dental Fillings?

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Morning, some time ago my left lower molars hurt and underwent root treatment (nerve has been turned off). And it has been patched permanently by the dentist. But in the afternoon my teeth suddenly hurt. After 2 days the pain disappeared. Do I need to go back to the dentist again or not?

1 Answer:

Hello Selvie, Thank you for the question.


Did your dentist ask you to re-check? Root canal treatment is done to treat cavities that have been infected. The dentist will use a drill and insert certain chemicals to clean the root canal. If the root canal is well, free of infection, the new dentist will make permanent fillings. After root canal treatment and dental fillings, usually the sufferer will experience toothache due to the cleaning action taken (using drill and chemical fluid) causing mechanical injury to your teeth. In addition, patches that gradually harden can also cause temporary toothaches. Usually a toothache after the procedure will gradually disappear within a few days. If you don't have a toothache at this time, there is nothing you need to worry about. It is recommended that you consult your dentist again if the toothache lasts more than 1 week or it gets worse after the procedure.


Please keep your oral cavity clean by brushing your teeth regularly at least twice a day and using an antiseptic mouthwash if necessary. You are also advised to check your dental health regularly to the dentist, every 6 months. Limit consumption of sweet foods and drinks to prevent cavities.


I hope this helps.

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