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Extreme pain after a retreated endo tooth



I had a successful root canal on #19 ten years ago. recently the tooth started to bother me, after seeing some changes in the bone around the mesial root, the endodontist recommended a retreat of that root.that seemed to go well. 5 days later I am in extreme pain. I have had the bite adjusted. I am taking 800 mg ibuprofen around the clock and Percoset. barey touches the pain.Help!


There are many reasons that you can have pain following root canal treatment (especially root canal retreatment). If you are concerned and are having problems managing the pain, I would recommend speaking with the endodontist that treated you.

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