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how log after root canal will abcess take to heal

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Depends on how bad the abscess was and whether you respond well to drainage and antibiotics. Ask the endodontist that question. Could be several week ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Variable: Healing varies between individuals and can be dependent on the extent of the infection. No absolutes and the time frame will vary from patient to pati ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Unlikely: That specific medication definitely makes you nauseous that is normal. If you have a fever now and pain in your tooth you may well have ongoing dental ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Fever: Antibiotics are supposed to prevent fevers, not cause them. If, however, you are having an allergic reaction to the medication it can cause a fever. B ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
A few days: Once the abscess is drained, most symptoms go away quickly, within a few days. If the abscess is still in the gums, your dentist may suggest that you ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Hard lump: The hard lump is a collection of pus. Opening tooth allows for drainage. May require antibiotics and/or surgical drainage. Can't be cured, however, wi ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Seek a second opinio: There are always alternatives to most medical problems. I would suggest that you see another good dentist recommended by one of your friends and only ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denny Cho
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Abcess: The lesion should resolve once the treatment is completed. It takes anywhere from 3-6 months for the bone to heal in. Sometimes, if the infection ha ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
36 years experience Dentistry
Root Canal: Root canals done by endodontist have about a 95 percent success rate. Occationally a tooth can become reinfected and need re -treatment
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wineman
40 years experience Dentistry
Endo retreatment: Whenever a n old root canal is retreated, it is normal for the tooth to be more sensitive than before. The removal of the root canal filling is more l ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Ask the dentist: You may need an implant, or it may be possible to place a crown if the infection has entirely cleared. But must be certain that there is no underlyin ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes and No: If the root canal was successful the abscess should heal by its own accord as the cause of the infection has been eradicated&this can take up to a yea ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Call dentist: Dentist who is treating you will need to evaluate the root canal to determine why you have an abscess.

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