I had a root canal done on the back molar 13 days ago. Was put on Zithromax- 5 day pack. On the 13th day, I had enough of the pain and I called the specialist and the lady answering the phone said that the pain is normal and to take advil. I knew that this was strange to be going backwards with the pain so I stop off at My regular dentist and he gave me amoxicillan. The pain almost feels like when I had a dry socket from an extraction years ago. Can a root canal give you a dry socket and do you think my symptoms sound like an infection? Can a root canal fail?
A root canal cannot give you a dry socket. Your pain is most likely inflammation or infection in the bone around the tooth root.
Approx. 10-15% of root canals fail.
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