When a root canal is performed Dr. Jon Jenson removes the infected pulp in your tooth’s root, cleans and then seals the tooth back up. For some reason a lot of people in Orem expect this to be an invasive and painful procedure. Most Orem patients are shocked with how little pain they experience during and after a root canal. Some patients even say they didn’t feel any pain at all or will compare it to getting a cavity filled.
With this knowledge in mind, lets talk about what type of pain is normal and what is irregular after a root canal.
It is completely normal to feel some tenderness around the site of your root canal for a few days after the procedure. You might even feel a little soreness in your jaw from holding your mouth open for a longer period of time than you’re used to. Your body is healing itself and it can be expected to feel some pain but after living with the pain of a tooth infection, we find that many of our clients experience no pain but a lot of relief.
Lets talk now about irregular pain after a root canal. If you have recently had a root canal and the pain never went away you will want to come into Cascade Endodontics right away. Experiencing pain at the same level or higher than before your root canal is not normal. This may be a warning sing that the infection is back with a vengeance! Contact your endodontist immediately if you experience any of the following after your root canal:
- a return of original symptoms
- visible swelling inside or outside your mouth
- your bite feels uneven
- an allergic reaction to medication, including rash, hives or itching (nausea is not an allergic reaction)
For more information about what to expect after a root canal visit our website at http://www.cascadeendo.net/. If you think you may be experiencing irregular pain or symptoms after a root canal call today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jenson at Cascade Endodontics.