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Without anesthesia, root canals usually cause pain. The infected, decayed tooth that causes the need for a root canal is often extremely sensitive to touch. More »

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Patients typically don't feel pain after a root canal, but they may experience tooth discomfort and sensitivity, as stated by WebMD. Patients can usually relieve the discomfort with an over-the-counter pain reliever, suc... More »

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To treat the pain after a root canal, a dentist may recommend over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofin and acetaminophen, or may prescribe a stronger prescription painkiller, according to WebMD. The throbbing norma... More »

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While some pain and tenderness is common after a root canal, severe pain and pressure that lasts more than a few days can indicate a problem that needs to be addressed by a dentist, according to WebMD. Possible causes fo... More »

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Ozone therapy is used in dentistry to disinfect teeth with cavities and to disinfect root canals prior to filling. Research indicates that ozone therapy is effective as a disinfectant, but little is known about its long-... More »

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Extractions and root canals are separate dental procedures, one of which is usually done to save an infected tooth and the other to remove it. Extraction refers to the total removal of a tooth, usually due to injury or i... More »

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Among the most common treatments for abscesses in the gums are drainage procedures such as root canals, states WebMD. In some cases, dentists make an incision in the gum to drain pus and infection, while in more severe c... More »

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