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i have just had root canal treatment and i have toothache more than 24 hours after the treatment. is this normal?

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Many times the infection in a tooth that requires the root canal procedure has spread into the bone surrounding the tooth and causes a residual pain until the infection has been successfully eliminated.  Taking an antibiotic can hasten the resolution, as can eating a normal diet, avoiding too much sugar, getting enough rest.  An infected tooth is not to be trivialized.  The site is within inches of the brain.  Take care of yourself-don't over-do.  And get immediate follow-up care if things seem to continue getting worse-don't wait until Monday.

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