antibiotics for root canal infection

Is it possible that post-root canal infection will not recur when antibiotics have cleared it up?

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Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics
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If the antibiotic was caused by a flare-up post root canal, then it should be fine. However, if the infection was caused by bacteria that may still be in the tooth, or a missed canal, the infection can come back. If the tooth is not restored properly with a permanent filling, the infection can come back. If there is a cavity still present, the infection can come back.
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Need root canal. How long can it wait? I was given antibiotics for infection. No Money- can I wait a month to get the root canal?

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As you know antibiotics were given to you to control the infection and while taken them your root canal is supposed to be performed. Now if you have or need to wait one month, you will need to take again antibiotics two to three days prior to your procedure. I hope you will be pain free during this waiting period. Now let me inform you that, your infection will not be resolved until the root canal will be finished, and all bacteria coming from that infection will not only remain in that tooth area but will be traveling through your body ( brain,lungs,heart,kidneys etc). Please try to prioritize your budget and have your root canal done ASAP, and if you want to wait a month for your build up and crown, that will be more reasonable. Good luck!
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I just got off an antibiotic for a tooth infection from a root canal that didn't take. Could I possibly have the infection again!?

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Dr. Joel Doyon
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Yes, you can because the first antibiotic didn't kill the bacteria at the tip of the root. You might need a different antibiotic to kill the remaining bacteria.I'm not sure what you mean by the root canal not taking. if you still have pain, return to the dentist to have it checked.
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Do you really always need Antibiotics after Root canal treatment? Can you just wait and take it when you see infection started only.

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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The root canal is used to treat an infected tooth that is full of bacteria. Antibiotics will help eradicate the infection or bacteria. Why wait and see if an infection may arise. Simply take a round of antibiotics to ensure that an infection does not occur or is eradicated.
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If I am allergic to three of the antibiotics used to treat my infection tooth. Can my body tolerate the substances used for a root canal?

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Antibiotics don't cure infected teeth, just control severity of infection until root canal treatment can be completed. If antibiotic required, your Endodontic Specialists has many others to choose from. Root canal filling material is not made from antibiotics.
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Antibiotics are sometimes given orally to decrease infection or prevent a flareup when root canals are performed. The materials used in root canals are NOT antibiotics, are internal of the tooth, and are not a problem for you.
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I have a tooth infection and I need a root canal. I can't schedule the RC for 2 weeks. I want antibiotics while I wait. How can I get them? Thanks!

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Find another dentist


This is a emergency situation you go to the hospital or find another dentist!!
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I got cavity fillings. still experiencing pain whenever my tooth got cold, now I got tooth root canal, and infection antibiotics but it still pains???

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First, a tooth sensitive to cold after a new filling is common. It signifies pulpal inflammation, not infection. If the pain continues for more than a few weeks, and/ or lingers after cold stimulation, it may need a root canal. If you had a tooth with an infected pulp, then that tooth would be sensitive to pressure and also need Endodontics.Antibiotics do not help a tooth that is cold sensitive.
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Will swelling on my palette go down with antibiotics? I had root canal on Tuesday. Buccal infection cleared up but this tender swelling has appeared

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It might


But the doctor that is treating you for this root canal therapy needs to evaluate the situation. You are currently under his/her care and they know that tooth better than anyone on the internet. Feel better soon...
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If there is still infection after the root canal and antibiotics don't treat it, what are symptoms of it, and does that mean the infection has spread?

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Swelling/Pain/Fever are general signs of infection around the tooth or radiating to a adjacent area. Also a dental radiograph of the area would be very helpful to diagnose
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If the tooth that had the root canal was infected bad and infection spread beyond the root into the jaw bone then you can still have residual infection after completion of the root canal. In this scenario you need additional antibiotics to treat it or it will spread. If there was a problem with completing the root canal properly you may still experience infection. Go back to dentist if this is so.
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If you hypertension and mild HeartBurn, which antibiotics best to use for healing tooth root infection after root canal. Clindamycin or Amoxicillin?

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Both can cause stomach distress, and each has indications and contraindications. Clindamycin is a GREAT root canal antibiotic but has more stomach aftereffects than Amoxicillin and is used for those patient allergic to amoxicillin.
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