Signs You Have An Issue With Your Recent Root Canal

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Will you be getting a root canal in the near future, and worried about the recovery process and if your root canal will fail? While a root canal failing is very rare, it will help to know some of the warning signs that you should return to your dentist because there is an issue with your root canal.


One problem that you may run into with your root canal is pain. It can happen when the numbing medication wears off or days after the procedure. Pain can come in various types of forms, such as dull, sharp, or throbbing pain. In addition, you may only have problems when putting pressure on the tooth. Reach out to your dentist if you are experiencing any of this pain and it continues to get worse. 


Your tooth should not feel sensitive after a root canal because the dentist has removed all of the nerves. However, those temperature changes that cause sensitivity are not normal, as well as sensitivity from brushing your teeth. 


It's normal for your gums to feel sore after a root canal procedure, but that soreness will go away. However, be aware if swelling occurs along your jaw, gums, or the side of your mouth where the root canal was performed. It's possible that the swelling will only continue to increase and spread across your face, so you should reach out to a dentist before it gets to that point.


A dental abscess needs somewhere to go, and it can create sores on your gums that are next to your tooth with the root canal. Be aware that sores or bulges around your gums with a discharge is not a good sign. You likely have an abscess in your gums that is going to cause puss to discharge from it. 

Sinus Issues

You may not be aware that your sinuses in your upper jaw are very close to your sinuses. If you have developed sinus issues since your root canal procedure, reach out to your dentist about what to do. There is a risk of root canal material entering your sinuses, which will cause bacteria to grow.

These are just some of the problems that you can run into with your tooth after a root canal. Thankfully, the odds of one of these problems happening is rare and you should not have to deal with them. If you do, contact someone in general dentistry


3 May 2022

The Reasons Why You Should Get A Root Canal

Hi, my name is Kevin Nelson and I want to tell you about my experience. I had a painful tooth so I went to see my dentist. After the examination, he said that I needed to have a root canal to save the tooth. I told the dentist to just pull the tooth instead and then he explained why that wasn't a good idea. He said that pulling the tooth would cause additional problems and then he told me what could happen. I didn't want any more problems, so the dentist did the root canal and I'm glad that he did. I wanted to write a blog to tell others about the benefits of a root canal and what to expect during the procedure. I hope that by getting the word out, other people won't make the same mistake that I almost did by getting a perfectly good tooth pulled.