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Can Bacteria In Root Canal Cause Seizure
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 8 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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.
Bone regrows: With retreatment the rootcanal success is approx. 70%. The bone can regenerate in approx. 8 weeks.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Root canal or extraction, root canal cause cancer? I know they teach dentist to think root canal is safe. But I want to know if it is really safe? Why
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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