What to Do When a Root Canal Tooth Hurts With Pressure

What to Do When a Root Canal Tooth Hurts With Pressure

A root canal is a dental procedure that involves removing infected or dead pulp from the inside of the tooth. In most cases, a root canal can help you avoid having to have your tooth extracted.

However, there are instances in which the tooth may become painful when pressure is applied to it after the procedure. This article will discuss what to do if your root canal tooth hurts with pressure. 

Pain After a Root Canal? Here’s What You Should Do

First and foremost, it’s important to note that some pain after a root canal is not only normal but expected. It typically takes several days for the pain and discomfort to subside completely.

However, if your pain worsens or persists beyond this time frame, it’s important to contact your dentist right away. Your dentist can assess the situation and determine whether or not further treatment is necessary. 

It’s also important to remember that pain can indicate infection in many cases. If you experience severe pain or swelling after a root canal, then it may be an indication of infection in the area around your tooth.

If this is the case, then you may require antibiotics or other treatments in order to clear up the infection before proceeding with any additional restorative work on your tooth. 

Finally, if your root canal tooth does continue to hurt with pressure even after treatment has been completed, then you may need additional treatments such as a crown or filling in order to protect and strengthen the affected area of your tooth.

Your dentist will be able to provide more information about what type of restorative work might be necessary in order to ensure that your root canal lasts as long as possible without causing any further discomfort or problems down the line.      


Root canals can be uncomfortable during and immediately following treatment but should not cause significant pain beyond this point unless there are underlying issues at play such as infection or structural damage due to trauma or decay.

If you experience persistent pain in a recently treated tooth after applying pressure, then it’s important that you contact your dentist right away so they can assess the situation and provide proper care if needed.

By seeking help quickly, you can minimize any unnecessary discomfort while ensuring that your oral health remains intact for years to come!

Dr. Jay Feldman

Dr. Jay Feldman

Dr. Jay Feldman is an experienced and highly-respected dentist with decades of experience in the field for over 10 years. He specializes in root canals and extractions, but he also provides general dentistry services such as check-ups, cleanings, fillings, sealants, and more. He dedicates much of his free time to contributing content for Here.