I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist
) and am glad to address to your query here.
If the pain after root canal
is intense, this could be a sign of complications and possibly of a root canal failure.
The normal post root canal pain can be relieved by taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, usually an anti-inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen
. Sometimes an antibiotic is also prescribed to minimize the risk of a new infection.
In case of a failed root canal pain, a re-treatment and possibly an apicoectomy
are needed in order to save the tooth. If neither proves to be successful a tooth extraction is necessary. A stronger prescription pain medicine may be needed for post root canal pain relief until the tooth is re-treated or extracted.
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