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Had a root canal, cavity drilled out, tooth has temporary filling. What can relieve pain?

I had a root canal start (cavity drilled out, tooth packed with temporary filling and anti-biotic to kill any infection). After the initial pain wore off Friday, I was fine. I woke Saturday to immense pain in my neck , jawline, and ear that seems to radiate from the base of my tongue on the side of the procedure. Every time I tilt my head back or extend the neck muscles on that side, I have TONS of pain. The pain is the worst when sleeping/wake up. Went back to the dentist and they said it was normal, that there was nothing they could do. But it hurts so bad I can t sleep. Please help.
Asked On : Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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Hello & welcome
Type of pain you are presenting here usually occurs in case of some remaining periapical infection, pulp tissue, or any extra canal.
As RCT has been started and tooth is packed with filling, re exploration of tooth is necessary.
In the mean time you can start up with antibiotic course including amoxycilline 500 mg TDS, metronidazole 400 mg TDS, and painkiller ibuprofen 400mg (SOS).
visit your dentist again and go for check X-ray and re exploration of tooth.
thanks & take care.
Answered: Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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