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A 23-year-old female asked:

i have a root canal that is over 10 years old. i am currently abroad in paris and it has a dull bad pain with presssure. what are my options abroad?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 30 years experience
Dr. Pierre Machtou: Dr. Pierre Machtou is a well known Endodontist (root canal specialist). You can ask a Parisian how to find him.
Dr. John Sheets
Dentistry 33 years experience
Seek Treatment: From your symptoms, the root canal may be failing. I would recommend a referral to a dentist or to an walk-in-clinic. I would ice the area 20 minutes every 2 hours and start taking ibuprofen, if available, until you are seen. Antibiotics may be needed to help improve your symptoms and relieve the pressure. I hope you are able to seek treatment.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Use your travel insurance. It should cover medical and dental. if not, there are qualified endodontists there to see you. I'd not wait until you get home.
Jun 29, 2014

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