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I had a root canal last week on a lower molar and now I am

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Hello, I had a root canal last week on a lower molar and now I am in extreme pain in my jaw on the opposite side of the mouth. Along with the pain I feel dizzy and have no energy. What could cause this ?
JA: Have you noticed any recent swelling? Do you have any tooth pain?
Customer: yes there is a little pain from the tooth but it is mostly all the teeth and jaw on the other side.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the dentist should know?
Customer: The only medicine I take is for high blood pressure.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 2 months ago.

The two problems do NOT sound to be related.

I would think that you most likely have a separate (sorry) issue goin on on the opposing side where you are having this new pain.


What would I do?

If possible, I'd get to a Dentist today!

If you can or can't, I'd make an ice pack using a ziploc bag with ice and water, wrapped in a small cloth and apply it to the pain area. The cloth buffers the extreme col. Also, take up to 800 mg. Ibuprofen (if you are over 18) every 8 hours for pain.

Again, call around, you hopefully can get into a Dentist, as you possibly may have an abscess beginning(?).

Dr. Rampton

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok. Thank you.
Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 2 months ago.

I hope you can get in today. Take pain medication, as needed. Ice packs help with pain too.

Let me know if I can assist further?

Dr. Rampton

*please do rate my answer. I hope you get feeling better!