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My jaw and mouth ache after a root canal

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Posted by: streetsmart2  (11 years ago)
Dear Doctor!

I had a root canal done on my back molar. The procedure was painless and everything went on smoothly. My problem started when I got my permanent crown. My jaw is aching and I cannot open my mouth the normal way, like when I put a food into it. I cannot bite or chew my food. Is this normal? How can I ease the pain? Please help!
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Hello streetsmart!

Serious pain is never normal so there must be a problem.

Sounds to me like you are suffering from an infection of the root tip.

Ideally you should visit an endodontologist so s/he can look over the root treated tooth.

Best wishes!
LG M.C. Hurtarde
Posted 10 years ago
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Posted by: streetsmart2  (10 years ago)
Thanks a lot for your time in answering my question Doc.:-)

I went back to the dentist three days ago, they adjusted my bite. I only eat soft foods and I took pain meds. I am recovering well now.