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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armine Nazarian
29 years experience Dentistry
Hi: It is best to contact the doctor's office and describe the degree of tenderness and any other discomfort in case they need to see you again or provide ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Not unusual: It may take a few more weeks for the area to feel even better.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Infection: You had a serious infection (abscess w pus draining through bone/gum) that was treated surgically (Rx treatment). It will take time to heal. It woul ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Depends on cause: If the abscess and resultant fistula is coming from a necrotic nerve, you can always extract the tooth. If the problem is not from the nerve, but rath ... Read More
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
44 years experience Orthodontics
Antibiotics: Might clear it up for a while but it will come back when you stop taking the drug. Root canal or extraction are your only long term options.
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Fistula\Sinus tract: Ninety-nine percent of the time, a fistula is related to an infected nerve of a tooth and requires either root canal therapy or extraction of the toot ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: If the problem is due to periodontitis, then no root canal is needed... Periodontal treatment is indicated. If it is due to an infected nerve, you eit ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Extraction. A fistula is a tunnel fro the infected tooth root through the bone and guns to allow pus to escape. The only treatments involve removing ... Read More
Dr. John Scuba
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dental fistulas: Dental fistulas occur when disease and infection drain through an abnormal connection to the gum surface. It is diseased and dead tissue and nerve ins ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Extraction: Well, yes and the other treatment is extraction of the tooth and that will get rid of the fistula. If you have the tooth extracted, you would need eit ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Comparison: Yes. They compare pre and post root canal to see if there is bone healing
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
12 years experience Dentistry
Clean area: Rinse well with salt water, be sure to brush and floss well there also even if a bit tender. I would rec that you call the provider's office to deter ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Shnayder
15 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not unusual.: This may be related to having a rubber dam or trauma to the local area. You may experience some sloughing of the gum tissue over the next few days, ho ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reena Gupta
19 years experience Dentistry
Get it checked: Would need a root canal if has decay in tooth..Or a deep existing fill causing periapical infection..Or can also be periodontal abscess..So get it che ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Husam Bezreh
Specializes in Periodontics
Common: It is common to have swollen gums after root canals; it could be due to physical trauma from the rubber dam, or it could be due to infection. Please c ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reena Gupta
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes should : Gum abscess usually would go away after rootcanal..Time varies depending on severity of infection..Get it checked if doesnt go after few weeks of root ... Read More

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