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  1. lorrainewenn
    March 6, 2017 @ 6:16 pm

    On December 19, 2016, I had a double root canal on my upper right side after a bridge replacement procedure inflamed my nerves. It is March 6, 2017 and I still have a temporary bridge as I still have sensitivity, I had the root canal procedure checked by another endodondist and he confirmed that the teeth are not cracked. How long will it take for the mouth to heal? My dentist adjusted the bit on the temporary bridge but is reluctant to installing the permanent bridge until I am pain free.

    Help!
    Lorraine

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    • Dr. M
      March 7, 2017 @ 2:55 am

      This is one of those tough ones to say for sure! Everyone heals at very different rates. I have some patients who have no pain afterwards and some who have some residual pain for 4-5 months following. I’d have your dentist check your bite again just to make sure there isn’t something hitting a little bit too hard when you slide your teeth side to side or front and back. This is one of the most common reasons for continued discomfort. Other than that, it may just need a bit more time to settle!

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