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Persisting pain after root canal - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello, my name is AAAAAAA ive recently did a root canal on tuesday morning. Is it normal to have pain till this day?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr AAAAAAA
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   on tuesdays i had a root it normal to have pain after 2days?
Doctor :   How much pain do you have if you grade it on 1-10 scale.
User :   like a 7
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you see any swelling ?
User :   where they did the root canal hurts, that half of my face ex headaches
Doctor :   Do you see any swelling ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Any fever or warmth ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Have you been taking pain killers and antibiotics ?
User :   yes i started on tues night
User :   on tuesdays i had a terrible pain, i didnt sleep at all
User :   rightnow, i have pain on and off. with headaches
Doctor :   It is very common to have pain and would surely reduce in a day or two, not to worry.
User :   if it last more than 3days?
User :   my father had a root canl before and he last a day with pain
Doctor :   If you any other symptom like fever, swelling , redness and warmth at in the cheek then it should be a cause for worry and has to be immediately seen by the dentist.
User :   why im still having pain more than 2days
Doctor :   If you have any other symptom like fever, swelling , redness and warmth at in the cheek then it should be a cause for worry and has to be immediately seen by the dentist.
User :   yesterday i felt hot on my forhead but not today
Doctor :   It differs from person to person and not worry on that, a lot depends on the tooth on which it was performed and many other factors.
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   where is the tooth right, like on the gum, it feels like swollen. feels like pulses . is it ok?
Doctor :   Let me give you a few suggestions if not please see your dentist after 3 days.
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Add Tab. Advil to your dosage of medications , Please take three per day , for three days.
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. If required please take 600mg of Advil. if pain does not subside with 400mg.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. Please give hot water fomentation at the place of tooth extraction from outside, i.e, on the cheek twice daily for 10 mins.
User :   ok
Doctor :   4.Please take max. liquid diet and use luke warm salt water to gargle after every meal or beverage and also gargle with Chlorhexidine Mouth wash.
Doctor :   5. Avoid too hot and cool/cold foods or liquids for next one week.
User :   ok
Doctor :   I feel these steps will help you a lot and hasten your path to recovery.
Doctor :   If not in 3 days then it would be better to see your dentist.
User :   if it last more than 3days, is not normal right
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   I mean next three days.
User :   what would be the causes im still in pain?
Doctor :   Can be many reasons , Injury to the gums, Or to the root, Or the most common cause Infection due to bacteria in which case a higher dosage of antibiotic or a combination of 2 or more antibiotics is given.
Doctor :   Please do not hit the panic button, I feel your pain will subside in next 2 days.
User :   do they have to do it all over again (my root canal) if these are the reasons or they going to prescrive more medication?
Doctor :   As far as your symptoms show, there is not much to worry.
Doctor :   No, Not at all, It will be just antibiotic dosage adjustment in 90% of the cases.
User :   so far is only headaches on one side and pulses on the tooth
User :   ok thank you so much
User :   hopefully i get better soon
Doctor :   Hope i have helpeed you.
User :   have a good night
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   thaank you
User :   bye
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