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    Post root cnal/pain in upper gum
    An_248508 posted:
    Had a root canal on #12 x 2 weeks ago. have had sensitivity and pain in tooth until now, however two days ago have developed pain and pressure below my cheekbone and next to my nose. Seems to be above the tooth they did a root canal on. should I pull this tooth? Two weeks in pain. Can't focus on anything else. Unable to take pain rxs due to allergies. Took Ibuprofen and developed serious gastitis and stopped.At witts end and have a long flight to another continent coming up. What to do?
    Zev Kaufman, DDS responded:
    Dear An_248508:

    Sorry about your pain. However, there is only one thing to do:

    Call your dentist and come in as an emergency. Have the tooth looked at. No medical/dental treatment is 100% effective or painless, and as such complications might arise. They have to be attended to, and your dentist is trained to do so, or refer you to an expert in the area, the endodontist.

    Please call your dentist right away.

    Best of luck,
    Dr. Zev Kaufman

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