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Pain after an unfinished root canal,please help!

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Posted by: reichs3  (9 years ago)
Hello there!

I am supposed to undergo root canal treatment. However, I guess, what my dentist had done was pulpectomy. He finished removing all the nerves but while pulling the nerves, he lost the tip of something in the canal. Now, the inside of my gum line is much larger on the side than on the opposite of my mouth. He put me on antibiotic after the pulpectomy. I am on severe pain now. Anyone who had experienced this? What should I do to ease the pain? Thanks!
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Posted by: payless  (9 years ago)
Hi Reich,

You may need an Apicoectomy done to remove the infection caused by an unsuccessful root canal surgery. An X-ray will be done first to see the extent of damage to the teeth tissue.
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Posted by: foxymom  (9 years ago)
Dear Reich!

In Pulpectomy, all the pulp in the pulp chamber and root canal of a tooth is removed. A Pulpectomy is performed to relieve the patient from pain until you can get a root canal done.You should visit your dentist to have it checked. An infected pulp could have been missed which is causing the pain you're experiencing now.

Best Regards!
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Posted by: imluisa  (9 years ago)

It's likely that the tooth's pulp tissue was not removed completely and it got infected. I would ask the dentist to have a look.
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Posted by: dentalfear  (9 years ago)

It's probably an infection. The tooth which was being root canal treated was left open exposing the nerves. Have your dentist check it out.