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white gum after root canal

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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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
37 years experience Dentistry
It's ok: When doing a root canal, your dentist places a clamp around your teeth, and sometimes this creates some gum pain for a few days after treatment. They ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible: The white gums and pain could be due to the irrigation solution that is used for the root canal or the clamp that is placed on the tooth to stabilize ... Read More
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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
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
18 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
NO: Your gums are not touch for a root canal, the root canal is performed through the center of the tooth.
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Dr. Lynne Brock
28 years experience Endodontics
No: We do not cut your gums to do a root canal. We drill a small opening thru your existing restoration and do the root canal within the tooth. Please con ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reena Gupta
19 years experience Dentistry
No doesn't have to: A small cavity can be filled.Depending on the location..Sometimes may need crown..It would only need to have root canal if nerve involved or extracti ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Symptoms: Your symptoms are indicative of inflammation and/infection. The best practitioner to treat your son is the one that knows him best, the one that did t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
New crown: This is difficult to answer without a visual exam. Assuming there is no bone loss due to a gum infection, then the crown could be redone to eliminate ... Read More
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
43 years experience Dentistry
Months, no: On going pain of any kind is not normal and should be thoroughly evaluated by your dentist. The cause of your sore gums may be a totally different ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
9 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: Root canals are done with a dental dam in place. The dam is kept in place by a sharp clamp that sometimes digs into the gums. This is not unusual. Add ... Read More

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