Although about 95% of root canals cause little to no discomfort after treatment is completed, there are about 5% of cases which can cause significant pain. These are commonly referred to as “Flare-Ups” and they mostly occur on badly infected teeth that are extremely irritated or teeth that have had a history of prior treatment. Sometimes, however, they occur randomly, even on patients that have had several root canals done without any problems.
If you have a Flare-Up you may experience moderate to severe pain, swelling, bruising, throbbing and general discomfort, which usually begins a few hours after treatment and may last 2-3 days. Please contact our office at (801) 224-3200, if you experience any of these symptoms.