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How do I manage root canal pain without access to my dentist?

I am a 49 year old female. I had a root canal 2 weeks ago. How do I manage root canal pain without access to my dentist?

14 Answers

Ibuprofen first if not allergic up to 800mg three times per day
Find another dentist
You can manage by taking medication in the meantime. 3 caps Advil &1 tab Tylenol every 6 hours as needed for pain for 3 days if you have no access to your dentist.
To manage pain, try two Ibuprofen (not Aleve) and one tylenol every 4-6 hours. However, if you're still having pain after 2 weeks, you should contact a dentist. That's too long.
Please call your dentist and explain the situation. He or she should see you on the emergency basis. If he refuses, he may give you antibiotics and pain medications. After few days of no overall improvement, you will have no choice but to see someone else.
Good luck.
Dentist are to provide emergency services to their patients with in a reasonable amount of time. If you have not called your dentist please do so and give hi/her the opportunity to assist you.
Depending on where you live, you should be able to find a specialist such as an oral surgeon, or a hospital emergency room in an institution that has a dental department. Best of luck with this in an unfortunate time.
The best way to manage this type of pain is to see if there is an emergency line. Without knowing your health history or allergies,I cannot advise any medicine. You may want to be seen at another office if your dentist is unavailable.

Dana Truesdale, DDS
You should the Doctor who did the root canal for an Emergency appt
You HAVE to call your dentist or endodontist. There is no way around it. If you have pain, they have to see you.
The best way to limit pain on is to avoid eating on that tooth as much as possible. You can also alternate taking 800mg of ibuprofen and 500mg of Tylenol every 6 hours, this combination should help to manage pain. If this does not solve the problem then you need to go see a dentist even if it is not the one that you initially saw.
It should have been better by now, but you can take over-the-counter Advil and Tylenol combined every 4 hours for pain! Contact your dentist.
Root canal teeth can be sensitive for up to a month, especially if there was infection at the time of the root canal. The pain should subside with time, and the only concern would be if an infection starts, or if the tooth breaks (it it’s not already covered with a crown). If the tooth is still hurting after a month or so, or if you’re noticing any swelling, be sure to contact your dentist for further examination.
Call your dental office, they should be monitoring their office remotely. If, you still cannot reach them; Try Ibuprofen 400mg ( 2 tablets) and Tylenol 325mg at the same time every 4-6 hours as needed for pain. Do not exceed 16 tablets Ibuprofen or 6 tablets of Tylenol in a 24 hour period. You do not want to damage your liver. You can also try an ice-pack to the outside of your face every 20 minutes, if this aggravates the situation then switch to a warm moist compress. Hope this helps.