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What causes tooth pain after a root canal treatment?

Hello Doctor,

I am Sagar, age:26, gender:male. I had recently visited a dentist to get my lower molar tooth ckecked after i experienced some sort of sensitivity while taking food. Dentist told me that the pulp is exposed and root canal treatment is necessary. He drilled my tooth, pierced in there about ten different sharp pins, cleansed it with a number of solutions, stuffed medicated cotton and asked me to visit after two days. Now i am experiencing pain in my tooth and also i have developed a pain in my chest at the center. Is there any connection between the two? I am really worried. Kindly take time from your busy schedule and reply. Thank You.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014
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Hi Sagar,

Dont worry. Your treatment is going in the right manner. Pulp is the only vital structure of the tooth which is rich in nerve supply, so when it is removed it causes pain. It is advised to take painkiller twice daily for 3 days during the treatment. Initial days of the treatment are crucial because the vital structure is removed so it is definitely going to cause pain but once the canals are filled with the medicine, the pain subsides. There is no connection between your tooth pain and chest pain. If your tooth pain is very severe, I would advise you to take painkiller as and when required. The pain will reduce in 1-2 days.

Best wishes for speedy recovery.
Regards,
Dr. Dhwani Mishra.

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What causes tooth pain after a root canal treatment?

Hi Sagar, Dont worry. Your treatment is going in the right manner. Pulp is the only vital structure of the tooth which is rich in nerve supply, so when it is removed it causes pain. It is advised to take painkiller twice daily for 3 days during the treatment. Initial days of the treatment are crucial because the vital structure is removed so it is definitely going to cause pain but once the canals are filled with the medicine, the pain subsides. There is no connection between your tooth pain and chest pain. If your tooth pain is very severe, I would advise you to take painkiller as and when required. The pain will reduce in 1-2 days. Best wishes for speedy recovery. Regards, Dr. Dhwani Mishra.