A 28-year-old female asked:
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my upper lateral incisor inside the crown has infection. the dentist did a root canal and it is still paining. he said that ittakes 3-6 months to heal because of the big cyst. is it true?

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Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes and...: It could take that long to heal.. If by healing you mean for the bone to fill in... If it gets worse i would go back and see the dentist.
Answered on Mar 21, 2015
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Dr. Steven Corben
40 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Cyst or abcess?: Endo treated teeth can feel uncomfortable after therapy but usually subsides after a few days. Discomfort should steadily decrease in intensity and frequency. The level of discomfort needs to assessed and addressed accordingly. If you are still as uncomfortable a week or so after tx. As you were before tx., then tell your dentist and/or get another consultation.
Answered on Mar 21, 2015
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Also,: I am in full agreement with my colleagues. However, not all root canal therapies are able to resolve large infections, especially when there is a true cyst involved. You may need to have a surgical procedure known as an apicoectomy or possibly even have the tooth extracted if the rct does not resolve the problem. This needs to be carefully monitored. I suggest monthly recalls with an x-ray.
Answered on Mar 19, 2015
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Dr. Reena Gupta
19 years experience Dentistry
yes can take timr: Yes..Can take time to heal if had a big cyst.
Answered on Oct 17, 2013

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