Have you ever gone to the dentist and have a root canal therapy, afterword having toothache. The pain or the discomfort happens generally when the treated tooth contacts the antagonist during mastication, or when the tongue presses on the treated tooth. There is an explanation for this kind of toothache-Inflammation of the apical periodontum.
When your dentist does the root canal therapy he uses some instruments generally Endodontic Files (but maybe your dentist uses other types) for the preparation of the tooth canal system to receive the filling. During this procedure different things can happen that may lead to post treatment toothache. We are going to explain some of the possibilities:
- During instrumentation the dentist can take the instrument beyond the root canal apex, soliciting the apical periodontum that becomes inflamed.
- Dentist other the instruments use some specific liquid to rinse the canal system, generally hypochlorite that if goes over the canal can cause inflammation.
- Other medicines inserted on the canal system of the tooth can cause inflammation
- Excessive filling with gutapercha of the root canal system can also cause inflammation
Generally this kind of pain disappears after one or two days, if it doesn’t maybe a chronic inflammation has started on the tooth apical periodontum for different reasons so you have to visit your dentist again and receive the proper treatment which can include remake of the root canal therapy or other.
The only remedies for the root canal pain that you can do at home are the usage of Over the Counter pain medicine (OTC) like Tylenol, Advil or Ibuprofen. Also you can avoid chewing hard foods that cause harder contact of antagonist teeth and more pain.
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