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What are the methods to overcome pain after RCT?


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Answered by

Dr. Purva Jingar

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At December 24, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 24, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor.

Last week I had a root canal. The first two days were pain-free, but on the third day, I began to have a dull ache in my jaw that spread to the joint of my jaw and down to my lower jaw. My teeth feel delicate, occasionally numb, occasionally tingly, and it seems like my jaw will become rigid. I use Ibuprofen to aid, and although it does help, the stiff jaw, lower jaw tooth sensitivity, and pressure-sensitive root canal tooth are still there. Before the treatment, I had been taking an antibiotic for a week, and the endodontist asked me to stop taking it afterward.

Answered by Dr. Purva Jingar


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Well, you should see a dentist again about the jaw, and if you have an X-ray for the tooth, see whether the filling material is low.Check to see if you have any food lodged between your teeth. Twice a day, rinse your mouth with salt water and a turmeric combination.Maintain adequate oral hygiene and use mouthwash after brushing twice a day.Do not violently open your mouth. Avoid clenching your teeth. Maintain an open mouth.Take antibiotics and pain relievers as directed.

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Purva Jingar
Dr. Purva Jingar


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