1) Sensitivity pain in four (two not complete) root canals? 2) My left jaw hinge now has a fracture? Of pieces sound and feel?
Doctor Answers 2
Pain can be normal, no fracture in your jaw
I there, I am really sorry hearing that you have a pain, here is my thoughts
Every time you have a root canal , your tooth nerve most of the time is being infected that's why they to that treatment.Symptom of infection are pain, swelling, throbbing pain, pain on chewing. Root canals considered a major treatments and takes long time to do, is some cases 1-2 visit each visit 1-1.5 hour. In your case you had a 4 root canals at the same time, so i'm assuming you had your mouth open for a long time at least couple of hours. That's what explain your jaw popping and clicking, that's from stretching your mouth for a long time , which irritated your temporomandibular joint TMJ area between upper and lower jaws in front of your ear. if you didn't had symptoms like that before, this symptoms should go away, sometimes you need some massages and acupuncture and even to see a TMJ specialist in some cases.
In regards for pain, after root canals usually pain can stay for a day or two, however gradually it should go away. If you had a lot of infection pain to start with, you might have pain longer than couple of days, but medicine your Dr prescribed antibiotics and pain medicine should help to relieve the pain.
Hope this help, i suggest you contact your dentist to check the area.
George Sahakyan DDS
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