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should i seek emergency treatment for fever, chills and malaise after root canal retreat despite strong antibiotics?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jerry Baskerville
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Yes!: If the dental procedure is your only complaint and no viral symptoms the short answer is "Yes"! Dental procedures can cause bacteremia and occasionally endocarditis. It does warrant evaluation. Wish you well!
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Absolutely: The strong antibiotics may not be working on the bacterial infection. In addition, your symptoms may be caused by something unrelated.
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 44 years experience
YES !: Root canal treatment is intended to eradicate an infection locally found in your tooth. At times the infection can spread through your system. When this occurs your body will display the symptoms you are describing. It is best to call your treating DDS to evaluate your condition and treat accordingly. Give them a call today, good luck and feel better.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Signs of Infection: including fever, chills and malaise. You have an infection and you should contact your endodontist or dentist immediately to ensure the infection does not spread or lead to additional complications.

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Last updated Jun 5, 2016

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