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Why is my gum bleeding after root canal done 3 weeks ago?

Why is my gum bleeding after root canal done 3 weeks ago?

That's strange: Bleeding from the gums is not common after a root canal, especially 3 weeks after. It could be an unrelated problem, but you should definitely return to your dentist to have it evaluated. Most bleeding gum problems are due to an irritation in the area like plaque accumulation or a rough filling. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Is it normal for there to be a little bleeding after a root canal? At what point should I be concerned?

Is it normal for there to be a little bleeding after a root canal? At what point should I be concerned?

Bleeding after rct: Bleeding may occur from the clamp placed to secure the rubber dam and this should resolve after a day or two if it persists longer contact your dentist. ...Read more

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Yesterday i had a root canal on my left bottom molar. I now have swelling and bleeding of the gum next to my left top molar. Could this be infected?

Yesterday i had a root canal on my left bottom molar. I now have swelling and bleeding of the gum next to my left top molar. Could this be infected?

X-ray needed!: Please go get an x-ray of that upper left tooth! i would assume that tooth is also infected but is unrelated to the other toothache. ...Read more

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Is it unusual a half completed root canal to bleed swell, and become painful?

Is it unusual a half completed root canal to bleed swell, and become painful?

Half completed root : That depends on how long its been sitting uncompleted. If its been months to years, than it can have more decay that may have destroyed more of the tooth and the gums can get in the tooth & can swell and be painful. It can also reinfect the nerve. You should definitely get it check asap and treated by your dentist. ...Read more

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Some of my gums do bleed when I brush. Is there anything I can do about it? And also, can root canal be done on these tooth?

See your dentist: Healthy tissue (gums) do not bleed unless cut. You most likely have a gum infection which must be properly diagnosed and correct therapy prescribed. Nutrition plays a big role in gum health. Root canals... a completely different matter. Why would you be considering this? ...Read more

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Will a root canal hurt?

Will a root canal hurt?

It shouldn't: People will often hear horror stories around the water cooler about root canals. There are plenty of situations where a patient comes to a root canal specialist in pain. Our job is to take the pain away, not cause it. We will get you numb. Test you to make sure you're numb. If for some reason you have a "hot" tooth and need more anesthetic raise up your left hand. We will stop and get u more numb. ...Read more

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Does a root canal hurt ?

Does a root canal hurt ?

Speak with dentist: The dentist will use a local to numb the area. Prior to this a topical is placed in the area to try to superficially numb the area to feel the needle less. If needed nitrous oxide can be utilized to calm any fears or the dentist can prescribe a low dose of valium to allay any anxiety. You will be fine. ...Read more

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How painful is a root canal?

See dentist ASAP: The dentist will try to make you as comfortable as possible. If you feel that you have anxiety prior to the visit, the dentist can prescribe an oral sedative or nitrous oxide can be used. It is important to bring a driver for both of these suggestions. It is also relevant to state, that it is much more comfortable to treat a tooth that does not have a raging infection, see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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