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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Problems After Root Canal

09/24/2008

Question:

My dentist has been working on a root canal for the past 3 months. I had an infection that involved the bone and was on antibiotics for about 10 weeks. It was finally finished last week but I have had tingling and pressure in all of my lower front teeth ever since. Is this normal? It keeps me up at night and she says to just take Advil. Thank you

Answer:

Hopefully by now you are feeling better. If you are still having problems, I would recommend you seek the care of an endodontist. Endodontists are dentists with additional education in diagnosis and root canal treatment. Because they limit their practices to endodontics, they treat these types of problems every day. They use their special training and experience in treating difficult cases.

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Response by:

Melissa McCartney Drum, DDS, MS Melissa McCartney Drum, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University