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Root canal pain

11/18/2008

Question:

i had a root canal on wednesday. it is now sunday. i have been swollen and in pain since the procedure. i am taking cephalexin but am still swollen. the pain seems to be in the gum not the tooth. is this normal?

Answer:

Please refer to the previously answered questions linked below for an explanation of the situation.

Since it has been approximately 5 days since your initial swelling began, the swelling should be getting better. If it has not changed or is getting worse, you need to see your dentist or endodontist to evaluate your situation.

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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