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Abscess In Tooth After Root Canal
Urgent dental advice, I'm getting an abscess on front tooth, already had root canal, how can this be?
It may heal: A well sealed root canal with a proper restoration will generally heal. The outcome depends on several factors including the bacteria present, whether the natural tooth anatomy was respected and the ability of your body to heal. Success rates are in the mid 80's in the absence of complications. ...Read more
Had severe tooth abscess 3 months ago, was treated w/ root canal and was fine and now that tooth is painful again. Did the abscess return?
Maybe: You can get the answer by going back to the dentist that did the root canal. They are over 90% effective... But sometime further treatment may need to be done... The root may need re-treatment... Maybe an antibiotic would work or a retro fill will work. Talk with your dentist who can see an x-ray a determine the best course of action.. ...Read more
A tooth with a root canal can still abscess for several reasons.
Root canals are not 100% successful although there is a high success rate. In addition there may be other factors contributing to the infection such as a possible fracture. If the infection continues it should be reevaluated so that a decision can be made to either retreat it conventionally, do an apicoectomy or extract the tooth. ...Read more
Is there a way to find out why did the tooth abscess form when there is no root canal to be infected?
Periodontal abscess: An abscessed tooth with a nerve or root canal infected would need a root canal and termed endodontal abscess. An abscessed tooth with severe bone loss and gum disease would be called periodontal abscess. Treatment would be debridement, laser, occlusal adjustment, and followed up. ...Read more
I've either had pulpitis or an abscess for 8 months but couldn't visit dentist. Appointment book next week. Chances of saving tooth with root canal?
See DDS: Need to see clinically and with an x-ray, your dentist or endodontist will attempt to save your tooth if warranted. If deemed non restorable, a treatment plan would be in order in reference to replacing the tooth, an implant being the best option. See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis for your particular tooth. ...Read more
Can a tooth usually be saved if it has an abscess? I have an extremely painful abscessed tooth that I'm going to see my dentist about in two days. I'm really worried that I will lose the tooth, and would rather have a root canal or almost anything else th
I: I congratulate you for knowing the importance of saving teeth as opposed to unnecessary extraction. Without an exam and x-ray it's hard to know your exact situation but in most cases you can opt for a root canal instead of losing your tooth. This will depend on the extent and nature of the abcess and the amount of tooth structure left. Stick with the concept of saving it if possible. ...Read more
I had a bad abscess last april, it was so infected I was on medicine until august and then finally my root canal started which was a combination of 3 more visits to complete it. My tooth still is sore on and off and a bad oder comes from it. I don't fee
i truly don't know how things were handled, but a bad smell and soreness tells me it is not right now. Not everything turns out the way we want it to. Go see you dentist and voice your concern. They can not help you unless you give them an opportunity too. If youâ€™re not happy with the response then move on.
Hope this is helpful,
michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow
dentistry at suburban square
610-649-0313. ...Read more
If I have an abscess or deep cavity in one of my lower front teeth, can they do a root canal on a front tooth or just extraction?
Abscessed front toot: Your front tooth can be treated with a root canal if there is enough tooth structure and bone support to properly restore the tooth. Extraction would be needed if there has ben too much decay to restore the tooth. A crown may also be needed after the root canal to restore your tooth to proper form and function. ...Read more
11 days ago abscess tooth, penicillin for 7 days and root canal. Had done lab test week before for glucose &was 7.4. Could abscess raise b/g test?
What happens during root canal that stops pain from an abscessed tooth? I will need to have a root canal on a lower front tooth that my dentist says will stop the pain from an abscess. In a root canal they remove a root though, so how can that stop the pa
Cause treated: The root canal treatment will remove the cause of abcess and seal canal to stop from return. The root is not removed. The hollow tube or canal in root of tooth containing the pulp tissues (nerve, blood vessels, etc.) is cleaned, shaped, and filled eliminating the dead tissues. The tooth socket will begin to heal, infection resolve, and pain and swelling will dissipate. Antibiotics may help. ...Read more
My 6yr old daughter had a filling now that tooth has an abscess on the gum the denist said root canal but why can't we just pull it?
Listen to dentist!:
If your dentist says save it, then do so!
If it's a baby tooth, extracting will lead to loss of space and orthodontic problems!
If it's a permanent tooth, extracting till cause bite and other problems that are time consuming and expensive to traea!
A root canal and tooth preservation is the best and most conservative treatment long term? ...Read more
What is best for a 3 yr old. Baby root canal or getting the tooth pulled? I believe she has a abscess on her gum above her gray front tooth.
Baby root canal: I would suggest trying to keep the baby teeth as long as possible. Baby teeth help keep the space for the permanent teeth. However, if the infection cannot be resolved with a pulpotomy "baby root canal". Then I would suggest getting the tooth out to prevent chronic infection and possible damage to the permanent tooth bud underneath the gum. ...Read more
EXTREME lower tooth pain, 3rd tooth to left of 1st right molar. If I have an abscess, or something else can they do a root canal on front teeth?
See a dentist: So hard to determine what you need or what can be done, sight uneen. ...Read more
Getting a root canal for tooth abscess. Few days after 1st session the abscess was almost gone, but now I got the flu and it is a bit worse. Normal?
I hv a hard abscess in molar gum. Dentist make a opening in tooth before root canal 5 days ago, nw swelling remain half. How much time takes to go??
A few days: Once the abscess is drained, most symptoms go away quickly, within a few days. If the abscess is still in the gums, your dentist may suggest that you rinse with warm salt water a few times a day or you may need antibiotics to help fighting infection. Regardless, the abscess will not be cured unless the cause is completely eliminated. ...Read more
Getting root canal retreatment on an abscessed tooth. Part of the temporary filling fell off today. Should I see a dentist soon or wait till monday?
Any symptoms?: If not, wait until Monday. The rest of the temp should be sufficient. ...Read more
Can I have an abscessed tooth extracted instead of a root canal? I have an abscessed molar that my dentist wants to do a root canal on. I'd rather just have it pulled. Can I do that? .
Of course: It is your choice, but understand all the consequences and options long-term before making decision. Preserve socket for implant, or get implant immediately, if you choose extraction. Oral surgeon can usually remove all infection and prepare implant site well below apex of tooth into solid healthy bone in the lower anterior jaw. See the specialists, whatever you choose. ...Read more
Is it normal to have tenderness/swelling after 7 days of penicillin, and 3 days after root canal on abscessed tooth? Thanks
Depends: If the swelling is less than when the root canal was finished, thelma it is normal and takes more time to heal. If the swelling is greater than when the root canal was completed, then you have what we call a flare up? Sometimes these situations need to be incised and drained, or operated surgically to remove the abscess at the end of the root. Discuss w your dentist! ...Read more
Is it possible for a tooth abscess to make you feel dizzy. My dentist told me I need a root canal due a deep cavity although it was filled.
Possible: A tooth infection can effects your whole body. If you have had this infection for a long time than it may effect your immune system and a range of different symptoms. See a dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more