You were sick of being in pain all the times and finally decided to go for a root canal treatment. You thought that finally, you will get rid of pain and life would go back to normal.
However, it has been some time since you got your tooth treated and yet you continue to feel pain.
Don’t worry! You aren’t the only person who is experiencing this problem. There have been cases in the past when people have complained about feeling pain even after getting a root canal. Let’s take a look at some reasons why patients may face this issue.
The Bone Is Infected
In order to understand this problem, you first need to understand how root canals are performed. During the process, the tooth is cleaned and properly sealed. The cavity is also filled.
However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that bacteria are not present in your mouth. These bacteria can attack the bone and lead to inflammation. The inflamed bone might be the reason you are feeling pain.
But you don’t need to be worried about this problem. Over time, your immune system flushes the bacteria out. As a result, the pain subsides after a few days.
The Crown Might Be Overfilled
Sometimes dentists overfill the cavity. As a result, a fraction of the filling protrudes from the tooth and puts more pressure on the opposite tooth. This too can lead to pain.
In such cases, all you need to do is revisit the dentist who will then adjust the filling. Keep in mind that even after doing so you may continue to feel pain for the next few days. However, the intensity of it will subside.
Root Canal Is Infected
Just because you recently got a root canal doesn’t mean that your tooth is not susceptible to infections. Sometimes the filling leaks and allows bacteria to come in contact with saliva. The bacteria can infect the canal if it’s able to find its way in.
In order to prevent this from happening, dentists cap the tooth before going for a root canal. An infected root canal can also be treated. T
he only time when that might not be possible is when the root is cracked or when the tooth has been broken down below the gums. In such cases, consult with your dentist for the best course of action.
Still feeling pain after root canal? You might want to get in touch with us. We are a team of dentists based in Bethesda. We offer emergency dental services in the region and you can contact us at 301-654-1887 to book an appointment.