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how long does a jaw bone infection after root canal take to heal?

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Dr. Steven Reubel
40 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Infection dependent: This depends on the size of the infection, the amount of time it has been present, the success of the root canal and the proper antibiotic used. Typically a week, give or take.
Answered on May 22, 2020
Dr. Jason Alliger
22 years experience Endodontics
Varies: Sometimes you can see positive changes on an xray in as little as a few months. Typically within 6 months to a year you should see healing. Sometimes it can take even longer. That's why its important to follow up with your endodontist after a year to make sure your tooth is healing properly.
Answered on Oct 16, 2017
Dr. Randolph Todd
43 years experience Endodontics
Depends !: If you are asking how long it takes for the bone to heal after root canal treatment it varies on the patient's health. Normally the dds can see healing on an x-ray 6 months after root canal treatment. However new x-ray systems (cbct) indicate complete healing may take much longer. Other factors that may influence healing include diet as well as size and location of previous infection.
Answered on Jan 18, 2018
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Dr. Santiago Roldan
19 years experience Dentistry
Varies.: It depends on the extension and "age" of the infection.Also depends on how effective the antibiotic therapy against the infection is.Symptoms say a lot.Otherwise, after one year check with an x-ray.
Answered on Oct 23, 2019
Dr. Danni Sayman
17 years experience Endodontics
Immediately: As soon as the microorganisms were removed from the root canal bone and all soft tissues surrounding the tooth will begin a healing process. Pain may still be present for some days but will go away.
Answered on Feb 1, 2019

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