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Is it normal to have pain after a root canal?

I am a 30-year-old male and I had a root canal two days ago. I still feel pretty intense pain. Is it normal to have pain after a root canal?

14 Answers

You should not have intense pain.
Yes, but the type of pre-root canal pain and post-root canal pains can be different. You should be on antibiotics and pain pills and it might take a few days for the symptoms to subside.
Pain (in some cases) can last up to 4 days post op.

I hope the pain has subsided for you now, however, the simple answer is yes it is very normal. The pain should not be excruciating but yes you will definitely feel discomfort. Your tooth had surgery and the nerve was removed, I'd be sore too. These things normally heal well though. If pain still persists after a week without any sign of letting up I would make a follow up appointment.

Happy healing! Dr. Reid
I’m sorry to hear you had to have a root canal, but I promise you will be better soon! Usually, patients aren’t too sore after a root canal but it can happen. Ibuprofen and a soft diet should be your friend for the few days after.
This doesn't occur frequently, however, it may happen. Other factors may play a role as well. Please consult with your endodontist or dentist.

Absolutely, sometimes you may have a pain in the week
Pain following a root canal is common as long as it improves daily. If it does not get better each day, then you should call your dentist. 

Yes it is normal to have some discomfort for a few days after a root canal, there can even be tenderness and soreness after a root canal. I would recommend warm salt water rivers several times a day that will help with any tenderness or soreness, I would also suggest an anti inflammatory, if after a few days If discomfort still persists, you should return to the treating provider to have it evaluated.
A root canal is a major procedure, so pain after a root canal is normal. It's normal to experience mild to moderate pain for a few days after a root canal. Any pain beyond this point may need additional cleaning of the canals or other procedures from your dentist.
Yes, it is, as long as it gradually gets better. The area can potential be sore for up to a week. Be sure to use warm salt water rinses and keep the area clean. Most importantly, follow up with your general dentist to receive your permanent filling on this tooth. Keep in mind after root canal therapy, it is imperative to restore the tooth in order to prevent further damage.
Thank you.
There is a chance that after a root canal, a patient may experience pain. This can de due to tenderness from the micro-vibration that was introduced into the tooth from the root canal procedure, remnant inflammation from the tooth depending on how much pain you had with the tooth before receiving treatment. Sometimes it can be due to an extra canal that still has nerve tissue remaining or an incomplete fill of the root canal. See a dentist to evaluate your tooth.
It’s not uncommon and can depend on the condition of the tooth prior tooth the root canal. For days, weeks, and sometimes months after root canal therapy, some soreness can occur. It may be best to contact your provider and alert them to your symptoms so that they can best determine how to proceed.
It is not uncommon to notice an increase in pain following root canal treatment. The pain will generally start to subside after 72 hours and then slowly improve. Depending on why you needed the root canal and the extent of your infection, it may take a few weeks for the pain to completely subside. If you do not notice a decrease in symptoms after 72 hours contact your treating dentist as he or she may want to evaluate your healing process.