Why After Treating Root Canals, My Teeth Still Hurt?

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Good afternoon, I’m Annissa. In March 2019 I patched a tooth in a clinic, then in May 2019 the patched tooth started to hurt, making my gums swell with a very large abscess. I was told to x-ray my teeth, and was referred to Ladokgi Hospital. On May 27, 2018, at the hospital, the doctor pricked my gums until all the pus came out, and my teeth were drilled and root canal treatment was performed. The doctor in charge is the Dental Conservation Specialist.

1 Answer:

Hello Annissa, thanks for asking.


Dental nerve care, or endodontics, is best done by a conservation dentist. Dental nerve treatment requires several repeat actions, to achieve optimal results. In this treatment, tooth nerves that are in the pulp tissue are killed by certain methods. The goal is that the nerves do not get infected, so that cavities can be treated immediately. Tooth nerve must be turned off first so that when patched there is no pain and swelling.


In some cases pain and swelling can occur after treatment of dental nerves. It may also be that pain occurs due to inflammation in the supporting tissues of the teeth, called periodontitis. We certainly cannot determine whether your doctor has taken action according to the procedure, because it is outside the competence of general practitioners. You should consult again with the treating dentist. The doctor will assess whether side effects occur or not. It should be noted also, follow the proper recommendations of the dentist after the neurological treatment. Often, side effects occur after treatment, because the patient is oblivious, so doing actions that are not recommended by the doctor. You can immediately consult your doctor if the pain is felt to be very disturbing of your activities and rest. Consumption of anti-pain labeled green that is sold freely, you can do, as long as there is no allergic reaction. In the meantime, avoid chewing using the affected side first. Maintain optimal dental hygiene, which is by brushing your teeth twice a day and using dental floss. Also avoid sugary drinks.


Hopefully this answer can help. Regards.

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