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A 36-year-old female asked:

Had root canal small bump on gum looks pulse like is that normal do i need more antibotics before getting crown i don't want tooth pulled no pain are?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Evaluation: The tooth needs to be evaluated before you proceed with the crown. Antibiotics resolve the symptom, but do not treat the cause. Tooth may have accessory canals or may be fractured. Your dentist or endodontist can best help find the cause.
Dr. Jayang Vora
Dentistry 49 years experience
NEED FURTHER INVESTI: After doing root canal if you have a pulsating bump either ou may have a periodontal problem on that tooth or infection under the tooth is trying to drain. Without further evaluation by dentist or endodontist it will wrong to make any suggestions. Good luck.
Dr. Sonja Garden
undefined 30 years experience
I would wait on the crown. Immediately go back to doctor who did the root canal for a follow-up. They will be best to direct you in your next step.
Jul 20, 2013
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endodontics 45 years experience
See Endodontist: The bump you describe is a fistula, probably from a draining abscess on the tooth.There can be many reasons for this but it is not normal. A poor root canal, root fracture, a peri apical lesion that needs surgical removal are just some of the possibilities. See an endodontist for thorough evaluation and treatment!
Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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