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Bone Infection After Root Canal
Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?
Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Osteo is derived from the greek osteon..Inflammation or infection. A broad range of organisms can cause infection from bacteria, to viruses (less common), to fungi (mycotic). Acute and chronic infections exist. Long term IV treatment with antibiotics (or antifungals or other agents) are needed. In my experience no less than 8 weeks ...Read more
No guarantees...: While root canal therapy most times does remove the source of the infection, there are times when antibiotics are used to remove any infection within the jaw bone. Amoxicillin may work. Penicillin may work. Clindamycin may work. Keflex may work. The decision on which antibiotic to use rests with your dentist and your medical history. We do the best we can but cannot guarantee amoxicillin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an unfinished root canal cause a jaw infection? It doesn't hurt, just feels odd when i touch the swollen bone? Not sure if it's bone.
When the cause of a root canal infection is solved, does bone regrow at/near root tip in the space that the infection laid in? How long may it take?
Root canal healing: When a root canal has been completed and the canals are sealed to remove the source of nutrients for the bacteria, studies have shown that regeneration of bone at the apex of the tooth occurs and 71% of the lesions in the bone have complete resolution within one year on average. While some lesions do not heal on their own, surgical intervention can usually resolve this problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My upper left second premolar has become a bit loose due to a few years of recurring infections. I've been told it needs a root canal. If the root canal is done and the infection is gone, will it tighten back up? Can bone loss around the root of the tooth
Had cheek swelling & bad tooth #11 infection. Weeks later, i did root canal.Symptoms i look for if infection speeded to the face or the bone in the jaw?
Tooth infection.On rodogyl. 10days.Root canal done.Still pain. Lnode by jaw swollen.Bone by ear near temple hurts.Do i need see a doctor not dentist?
How long after root canal infection will jaw bone build back up? Had retreat, xrays showed some bone gone due to bacteria. Dentist:it will grow back.
It is better to get a tooth removed or another root canal. I have had three infections in this tooth,?
Poor prognosis: The damaging microbes from the dental infection grow in the mouth and then find their way by spreading to other organs of the body making you sick. The prognosis of this tooth is poor. The current research points to a higher predictability of success with the extraction and dental implant placement in this situation. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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