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When should I call my doctor if I had a root canal treatment?

If you've recently had a root canal and are experiencing pain, swelling, bleeding or other problems with your teeth, you should contact your dentist. Regular checkups -- one to three -- are also needed following the procedure. A root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort.

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