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Can a root canal cause a seizure and alter one's perception. I've been having issues for over a year now and it is affecting my entire body?

Can a root canal cause a seizure and alter one's perception. I've been having issues for over a year now and it is affecting my entire body?

Seizure from RCT?: No. I see absolutely no correlation and after 40 years in practice have never heard of these symptoms related to RCT, even if done poorly. Look elsewhere. Have you discussed this with your own primary care physician? If not, do so.

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Can bacteria in unfinished root canal cause sepsis?

Can bacteria in unfinished root canal cause sepsis?

Yes...: If the bacteria in your mouth gets into your bloodstream, you can end up with sepsis. This may not happen but it is a possibility so follow up with your dentist asap. Call your doctor or go to the er if you develop symptoms of infection like fever, chills, malaise, etc.

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I had a root canal done and within a year or so it's infected with bacteria. What could cause this? Is this dangerous?

I had a root canal done and within a year or so it's infected with bacteria. What could cause this? Is this dangerous?

Possible perio prob: If the root canal therapy was performed correctly, and there is not a fracture, recurrent decay, or untreated accessory or lateral canals, one possible cause could be a periodontal problem. Some infections of teeth can be a combined endodontic and periodontal problem. Any infection in the mouth has the potential for more severe problems and should be evaluated and treated.

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Can bacteria spread to your brain from an incomplete root canal procedure?

Can bacteria spread to your brain from an incomplete root canal procedure?

Technically yes: Although extremely rare, most any infection can spread to other organs via your bloodstream. If you have unfinished dental treatment, then finish it. Chances are you will not have an infection spread to your brain, but that you will loose the tooth if you do not complete your care.

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Root canal lasted 31 years. Updated to a crown a year ago. Now tooth under crown has decay. What are odds decay was resorption vs. Bacteria introduced?

Root canal lasted 31 years. Updated to a crown a year ago. Now tooth under crown has decay. What are odds decay was resorption vs. Bacteria introduced?

Hard to say: Get more than one opinion if in doubt. The crown may have been leaking for a long time without evidence, since x-rays normally cannot penetrate the crown area if there is metal in the crown.

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I had 2tooth not infected but root canal to support my fixed bridge. After 2 months still painful my dentist said it might be bacteria. What wil I do?

Consultation: May be infection. See a root canal specialist, an Endodontist, for evaluation. Tooth/teeth may need revision all treatment. Other possibilities, besides infection, include fracture, gum disease, traumatic occlusion, and other possibilities.

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Are root canals safe? Heard that bacteria can get trapped and cause very bad things within the body. Holistic dentist said better to pull tooth!

Root canals: Leave dead tissue in the body. Some folks are able to tolerate that w/no problem at all while others can't. The topic is controversial. If you are not prone to illness and infection you may be able to tolerate root canal but otherwise it may be best to get rid of the tooth. Peace and good health.

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I've read root canals aren't safe, because the canals can never be totally sterilized causing bacteria to stay in the root and can spread. True or no?

I've read root canals aren't safe, because the canals can never be totally sterilized causing bacteria to stay in the root and can spread. True or no?

The truth: There is no valid, scientific evidence linking root canal-treated teeth and disease elsewhere in the body. A root canal is a safe and effective procedure according to scientific research.

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What can cause pain after having a root canal?

What can cause pain after having a root canal?

Inflammation. . . .: After a tooth has been treated with a root canal, there can be inflammation which can result in pain/discomfort. The ligament fibers of the tooth that anchor it into bone can literally swell and cause the whole outside of the tooth to become sore even though the nerve inside has been removed. Also, the injection sites where you were anesthetized can be sore as well.

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What can cause a root canal crack?

A Post: A post placed into the canal after a root canal can cause the root to crack. The post is placed to help anchor the crown if there is not enough tooth structure remaining. The post does not strengthen the tooth; it actually weakens the tooth. Undue forces applied when inserting a post aggressively can cause a crack.

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What could cause constant throbbing pain in a tooth that had a root canal and crown years ago?

What could cause constant throbbing pain in a tooth that had a root canal and crown years ago?

Failure: Unfortunately, even the best root canals and crowns eventually fail. Some may fail within months, while others may take decades. It is likely that your root canal is re-infected. If it is, a root canal re-treatment may be possible to save this tooth. Other possible causes are root fracture, gum infection, a problem with an adjacent tooth, or bite disbalance.

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Is root canal safe? Will it cause any health problems? Any tips on how to find the right dentist to do the job?

Very Safe: The procedure should not cause you any health problems, Many general dentist perform root canal therapy, but if you feel more comfortable seeing a specialist, seek the care of an endodontist.

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If a root canal is performed & the filling that was placed to fill the drill spot isn't fully filled, can that cause problems?

Possibly: You may feel a tiny depression with your tongue. That does not mean it is not filled correctly. Is this a temporary filling or the final filling? Any questions regarding the integrity of the restoration should be addressed to the dentist who placed it.

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Root canal material leaked and caused heavy metal toxicity symptoms. What's the best way to detox once harmful material has been removed?

Root canal material leaked and caused heavy metal toxicity symptoms. What's the best way to detox once harmful material has been removed?

Hmmm: Please re-post your question with more information so that we can better answer your question. First, how do you know that actually happened? What was the Root Canal Material that leaked? Specifically what heavy metal was detected and by what means? What were your symptoms and how was the connection made between your symptoms and the RCT procedure?

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I had root canal on #5, then it broke and was crowned 3 month ago. Can it cause inflammation/blockage in maxillary sinus? What tests needed?

I had root canal on #5, then it broke and was crowned 3 month ago. Can it cause inflammation/blockage in maxillary sinus? What tests needed?

Comorbidity: The pain can be easily confused because the two areas are so close. Sinus infection usually bilaterally, the sinus pain is exacerbated by lowering the head and is increased by stepping hard on the heel (climbing stairs) the diagnosis is confirmed by appropriate imaging. If pain persists, make sure to get medical help immediately.

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What could be the possible causes of my crown hurting if had root canal there?

Crown has to be out.: Any cavity or infection must be expose to air and drained, fast. A close space will lead to major problem. If a fully proper root canal problem was performed, there shouldn't be pain or discomfort, except for few days after the work. Again, get ye back to the dentist.

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Can having a root canal cause facial pain?

Yes: If you are continuing to have pain after having a root canal, go back to the dentist or endodontist that provided the treatment and have them check to diagnose the reason for your continued pain. You may still have infection present or have another issue developing.

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