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Yes, it is. If the discomfort does not ease, this is a sign of failure of the root treatment. I would suggest that if the discomfort is not severe, to wait a couple of weeks to see if it settles. An antiinflammatory drug such as ibuprofen is often recommended for a couple of days post-operatively. I hope this is of some use to you.

AnswerYes, after a root canal you might feel some pain for a few days, and then some discomfort for a few weeks every time you chew on that tooth. There are always exceptions where some people don't feel any pain at all, and others feel discomfort for a few months.
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