post root canal pain
I had a root canal yesterday on a previously crowned tooth. The procedure was fairly routine with little pain until the end of the procedure. I started to feel nerve pain, but just assumed the numbing was wearing off by that time. As the day progressed, I started to feel some slight discomfort, but again assumed that is normal. By the evening, when I tried to chew it caused great pain. I was awakened in the night with extreme pain around the tooth site as well as throbbing pain into the jaw. I called my dentist and went in and was told this is normal. He adjusted the bite a little, but I still can not put any pressure on the tooth. I was instructed to take 3 Advil every 4 hours to help with the with pain and inflamation. I am still in constant pain and was just wanting to make sure this is normal. I had a root canal many years ago and don't remember having this kind of pain after the fact.