How to relieve toothache after root canal?

I started root canal treatment on Wednesday and it's now Saturday and it feels like somebody has kicked me in the mouth. I've got a review appointment on the 11th May then get the rest of the treatment on the 19th however how can I get rid or relieve the pain? I'm taking paracetamol and ibuprofen together but it has zero affect. The pain makes me want to cry, I know I would get pain after but not this bad, there is no swelling just a really tender tooth, even slight pressure from my tounge when touching the tooth sends pain straight the tooth, it hurts when I talk and smile but I also can't lie on the side. Can someody recommened something to stop it hurting other than paracetamol and ibuprofen?

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Answer: Pain

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

You should call the treating dentist immediately. There is a buildup of pressure causing this pain, usually a result of the infection present. You need to be placed on an antibiotic until the root canal is completed. Because you have started treatment they should be able to call in the prescription to the pharmacy. You may want to request a stronger pain medication as well since the antibiotics usually takes approximately 48 hours to get into your system and take effect. There is nothing over the counter that will be effective enough to relieve your discomfort.

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