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Monday, September 1, 2014
Dental and Oral Health (Adults)
Pain Chewing Food One Week After Root Canal
I went in to my dentist about two weeks ago complaining about minor tooth sensitivity, and found that I had a small cavity that was then filled. However, after the filling I had extreme sensitivity to cold temperatures, and was told I needed a root canal. I was then sent to an endodontist, and the root canal was performed, and x-rays were taken afterwards to make sure it was completed.
However, since the root canal therapy, my cold sensitivity is gone, but now I`ve had extreme sensitivity and pain when biting down and chewing that I did not have before this treatment. After a week, I went back in to the endodontist and he fixed my bite, as that tooth was biting down first before the other teeth, so now it doesn`t hurt when i bite down without food, but it still hurts so much I cannot chew food on that side still. Is this normal to have that kind of pain two weeks after a root canal? Or if my bite was off, how long will it take until I can chew food again?
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Melissa McCartney Drum, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University