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excruciating pain after root canal, 7 mos pregnant, suggest

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Hi doc just had a root canal today initially felt nothing as long as my molar was numb but right after a couple of hrs I am feeling excruciating pain even can't open my mouth and have had nothing much since morning I am over 7months pregnant had two painkillers too but in vain is it normal. If not kindly suggest some thing

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replied November 8th, 2012
Dental Health Answer A40229
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Avoid overdose of medication since you are pregnant. Report your symptoms to your treating doctor/dentist/gynecologist at the earliest. If the pain is unbearable, you may also consider visiting ER or Urgent Care to have thorough examination and get adequate pain relief (safe during pregnancy). You can try alternate hot and cold fomentation to see if symptoms improve. Use of clove oil is also known to give relief.
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