Aa
A
A
A
Close
Dental Health Community
7.43k Members
1394445 tn?1351026945

Tooth pain after root canal

I had a root canal for right-side molar about 7 weeks ago and now I'm feeling some discomfort in the tooth.  It's not severe pain but an ache and annoying pain.  Is there any explanation for the discomfort other than the tooth bone is now bad?  I sure wouldn't look forward to a tooth extraction, etc.  Very frustrating that this tooth is now bothering me.  
1 Responses
Avatar universal
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi there,
Some pain and discomfort is common after a root canal treatment. There may be formation of a periapical abscess as a result of the initial infection due to bacteria during the endodontic procedure. There may be formation of a tooth abscess or inflammation of adjacent tissues due to increased blood flow during the healing process of the infected tissues. A failed root canal is another possibility. A return visit to the dentist may be necessary to re-evaluate the tooth’s condition since there is persistent pain .Get yourself checked again.
Best luck and regards!
Have an Answer?
Top Dental Answerers
Avatar universal
taipei, Taiwan
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
If you suffer from frequent headaches, jaw clicking and popping ear pain, you may have TMJ. Top dentist Hamidreza Nassery, DMD, has the best TMJ treatments for you.
In You Can Prevent a Stroke, Dr. Joshua Yamamoto and Dr. Kristin Thomas help us understand what we can do to prevent a stroke.
Smoking substitute may not provide such a healthy swap, after all.
How to lower your heart attack risk.
Trying to lose weight? Grab a snack that works with your diet, not against it. Check out these delicious, slimming foods.
Trying to lose weight? Grab a snack that works with your diet, not against it. Check out these delicious, slimming foods.