Three Causes of Pain After a Root Canal

Blog submitted by Dane Levy Attorney of, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractice in California

A routine root canal can give you relief from a badly damaged or one that is decayed. However, after a few days, you may still feel pain. Although pain after a root canal is normal, this should only last 3 – 5 days. If you have pain for more than a week, this could be a sign of further complications. Here are three causes of pain after a root canal.

Infection in the bone – Although your infected tooth war cleaned, sealed, filled and crowd, the bone around the root can still hold bacteria. To eliminate the bacteria, you will have to visit your dentist for a course of antibiotics.

Infected root canal – This can occur if the filling leaks and the bacteria from your saliva makes its way into the filling. The new bacteria can cause an infection within a few days. Speak to your dentist, and he/she may crown your tooth, retreat the root canal or extract your tooth to fix the problem.

Cement or air forced through the root tip – A root canal overfill with dental cement can cause dental material to drip out. Pain occurs due to the shape of the dental cement that may have oozed out. Other times a bubble of air can force out of the root tip. This pressure can cause pain but should pass after a few days.

If you feel that your dentist has treated you unfairly, visit a reputed LA dental malpractice lawyer at your earliest.


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