Can root canal take weeks to heal?

Can root canal take weeks to heal?

After your root canal, it is not unusual for you to feel some tenderness in or around the tooth as your body begins to heal. This is quite natural and will resolve with time, but you shouldn’t be worried or surprised if it takes several weeks.

When to take a tooth out after a root canal?

Some would have thought to take this tooth out because of a possible fracture (since root fracture can cause pain after a root canal). If you’re not 100% definitive in the cause of root canal failure, then access the tooth for a visual assessment to be sure. Sometimes we don’t know the answer before going into the tooth.

What do the symptoms of a root canal mean?

These symptoms indicate there may be an issue with the pulp of the tooth, which is the interior portion of the tooth treated by a root canal procedure. Your general dentist or endodontist will usually take X-rays to assess the condition of the tooth in question.

Why do you need an endodontist for a root canal?

The rationale is such that after most root canal treatment there is a moderate amount of inflammation present around the tooth and in the supporting bone and periodontal tissues.

Is it normal to have pain after a root canal?

What could be wrong? According to, sensitivity around the treated tooth is normal following a root canal, but it should only last a maximum of three to five days. Dr. Evanson can provide medicine to reduce inflammation and get you through this period.

How long does it take for pain to go away after root canal?

The dentist simply needs to adjust the filling or crown to remove the high spot on the tooth, though the pain may still linger for three to five days.

What happens to your teeth after a root canal?

With proper care, even teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime. But sometimes, a tooth that has been treated doesn’t heal properly and can become painful or diseased months or even years after treatment. If your tooth failed to heal or develops new problems, you have a second chance.

When to see an endodontist after a root canal?

A second study we’ll mention was performed by ElMubarak. It monitored patients completing their endodontic treatment (requiring either 1 or 2 visits) at points 12 and 24 hours post-op. The findings were somewhat different than those reported by Sadaf. With this study, both time intervals shared similar numbers:

When to talk to an endodontist about retreatment?

An additional procedure may be able to support healing and save your tooth. If you have pain or discomfort in a previously treated tooth, talk to an endodontist about retreatment. For even more information on root canals, click to visit our Root Canals Explained page that offers a step-by-step explanation of the procedure, benefits and more.