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pimple on gum after root canal

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
22 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist . .: A pimple on your gum is usually a sign of infection. If the 2nd root canal has not resolved this pimple, the tooth may have a fracture in the root th ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Atlas
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See a dentist : The abscess present on your gum may indicate dental conditions other than an unsuccessful root canal re-treatment including an acute periodontal or gu ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: The infection apparently has not healed.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Infection: Infection still present. Return to dentist or Endodontist who did the root canal treatment for revision.
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: The "pimple" is also called fistula. It is a sign that there is a dental or gum infection and your body is draining it out. See your dentist for re-ev ... Read More
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
Dr. Russell Lieblick
21 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See the dentist or: Endodontic specialist if that's who did your root canal. You may have gingival irritation due to a clamp that was around your tooth or you may have an ... Read More
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Dr. Mila Sorkin
51 years experience Dentistry
Rinse: Rinsing with salt water after having a dental procedure may alleviate discomfort. If you've had an extraction wait 24 hrs.
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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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Phone call...: Your dentist needs to evaluate the tooth to determine why there is an infection, and if the tooth needs retreatment or extraction.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
33 years experience Dentistry
Bleeding gum: If you are still having bleeding around the treated tooth three weeks after treatment a return visit to your dentist is recommended. Material lodged u ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Tincture of time: May take a few days to resolve. Should be improving every day. If not, check in with the Dentist or Endodontist that did your treatment.

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