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Completed root canal treatment. In pain. Took medicines, no improvement. Suggestions?

I completed a root canal today and I m in pain. I was taking a capsule of ibuprofen 200mg paracetamol 325mg and caffeine 30mg for the pain (took 3 capsules today) along with amoxicillin 500mg and metronidazole 200mg. I wasn t feeling better so I took aceclofenac 100mg (took 2 tabs today at 6 hour intervals). The pain still hasn t reduced. Please help
Asked On : Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
Hello there...Pain after root canal treatment( RCT) is usually lasts for 1-2 days following RCT....If your age is above 14 years, metronidazole-200mg insufficient...400mg should be taken thrice daily....for a period of 5 days...If pain persists for more than 3 days of RCT get an xray done just to confirm the aptness of RCT.... It can be managed...Dont worry... Acelofenac should be taken only twice a day....100mg with an interval of 12 hours will do....if pain persists consult your dental surgeon....
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
hello & welcome
don't worry you will get relief very soon.
as you are giving history that RCT is completed today only and after that its causing pain means there is something wrong periapically causing pain due to pressure.
The filling material (GP cones and sealrs) may extrude out of the root of tooth which may cause inflammation at the apex of root and pain. in such situation soft diet & warm saline rinses may help you. Pain will subside by its own.
secondly go for an check X-ray as soon as possible to rule out the possibility of an extra canal or some remaining periapical infection.
take care.
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