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Dental Anesthesia

Symptoms After Root Canal

08/25/2009

Question:

I had a root canal and the next day I couldn`t keep any food or liquids down.  Also felt chills and sweating on the same day after the root canal.  Feeling somewhat better today 2 days after.  Was it the Advil taken for pain or the novocaine used to do the root canal?

Answer:

These symptoms to not seem to be related to local anesthesia.  You may have a coincident GI virus.  You may want to follow up with your family physician if symptoms persist.  

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Response by:

Steven I Ganzberg, SB, DMD, MS Steven I Ganzberg, SB, DMD, MS
Formerly, Clinical Professor of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University