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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. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could residual bacteria from a root canal cause ear pain?

Could residual bacteria from a root canal cause ear pain?

Ear pain: Depending on which tooth was treated, particularly an upper back molar, the infection could cause ear pain. If the tooth had a root canal and you are still having ear pain, check back with you dentist. There may be residual infection, or you may have a different dental problem (another tooth or TMJ disorder).
If there is no other dental disease, see an ENT specialist to check you ears. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can having a root canal cause facial pain?

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. ...Read more

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What causes a root canal to puncture a sinus?

Sinus: Upper back molar teeth can often have roots which protrude into the maxillary sinus cavity, in the upper jaw and cheekbone. A root canal in an upper back molar tooth could result in a tiny opening into the sinus or filling material in the sinus cavity. If you're concerned about it, return to see the dentist who performed the root canal and discuss it. You may need to see an endodontist. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes a root canal to crack?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes a root canal to crack?

Root canal crack up: When a tooth has had a root canal it becomes more brittle than a vital tooth as it has lost its blood supply. Treating these teeth by placing a crown over them somewhat decreases the likelihood of fracture but doesn't eliminate it. We as patients can break anything, we can be very destructive, sometimes without even knowing it. ...Read more

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Has anyone had an iinexperienced endodontist cause a root canal gone wrong?

Has anyone had an iinexperienced endodontist cause a root canal gone wrong?

Yes...: Unfortunately, every profession has its bad eggs, despite how many credentials on the wall. In fact, if there are too many, would worry about the self-confidence of the professional. Having said that, am not sure what you are basing your statement that the endodontist is 'inexperienced'. That is not an assessment you can likely make. Perhaps you are just pissed. ...Read more

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What type of cancers do root canal x-rays cause?

Irrelevant: When all standard safety precautions are taken, dental X-rays are very safe with minimal radiation and maximum resolution. Dental x-rays are necessary for a proper diagnosis prior and during the dental treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a root canal cause facial nerve damage?

Please tell me, could a root canal cause facial nerve damage?

Root Canal: I do not believe so. Sometimes injections can cause very mild short term damage if the anesthetic is placed directly on or into the nerve but this is rare and it is short term. How long has it been? Have you seen your md or seen the dentist again; I would. Please get a proper diagnosis and see your md or dds. ...Read more

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Can unsuccessful root canal (tooth still pains) cause damage to trigeminal nerve?

Failed RCT: A failed root canal can become infected and infections can spread in bone and cause destruction to surrounding bone and tissues. Therefore, it requires prompt treatment-- either re-treatment, surgery or extraction of tooth. See an Endodontist for an evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Was wondering if your gum can become infected because a filling chipped, can it cause a root canal?

Was wondering if your gum can become infected because a filling chipped, can it cause a root canal?

By itself, no: You can develop an infection in the gums if food debris is left between the tooth and the gums, allowing bacteria to grow and use the food as a food source. Your gums can also seem infected as a result of an abscess of a tooth that has found a way through the bone and gums and causes swelling at the exit portal. By itself, a chipped tooth won't cause gum infection. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Please tell me, could a root canal cause bruising of the gums?

Please tell me, could a root canal cause bruising of the gums?

Absolutely: Root canals are done with a dental dam in place. The dam is kept in place by a sharp clamp that sometimes digs into the gums. This is not unusual. Additionally, the anesthetic used for a root canal can sometimes cause a severe bruise at the injection site. ...Read more

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I recently had a root canal, since the procedure I have had a bad taste in my mouth. What would cause this?

Medication: The medication placed in the root canal chamber between visits does not taste good. It may be leaking out past the temporary filling material. It is quite common and usually subsides after a day or two. ...Read more

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What could cause extreme pain days after a root canal re-treatment that was infected? How can I stop the pain? It's a saturday & dentist is closed!

Infection: It is possible infection is not fully resolved. Pain can also occur from the trauma of the procedure itself to the tissues beyond the tip of the tooth. If you are able to take them, consider anti inflammatory meds like ibuprophen. If the tooth is hitting first, it should be shortened. If the pain is improving, try to relax and allow things to heal. And call the dentist's emergency number. ...Read more

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Should I have a root canal while pregnant? My dentist told me that I'm going to need a root canal, and I'm six months pregnant. Could this cause any complications for me or my baby? Should I wait until I give birth? .

Do it now: Best time for dental rx during pregnancy is 2nd trimester. Ck with your obgyn first, but there should be no harm to either you or your baby. Of greater risk is having the chronically infected tooth progress to an acute problem that would require more rx and more medication than the root canal rx. Please have your problem addressed now, and enjoy every minute of your new baby. ...Read more

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Could having a cleaning and immediately following a bleaching of my teeth cause an abscess resulting in 2 root canals? I have recently had these 2 procedures back to back and am now undergoing 2 root canal procdures. Could this have been caused by the bl

Could having a cleaning and immediately following a bleaching of my teeth cause an abscess resulting in 2 root canals? I have recently had these 2 procedures back to back and am now undergoing 2 root canal procdures. Could this have been caused by the bl

No relation: There is no relation, it's actually recommended that you get the whitening after cleaning.
Whether this teeth had a cavity (decayed) or had a poor fitting old filling, the nerve had to be infected or necrotic (dead) for the teeth to need root canal treatment.
In rare cases the whining gel might irritate that old filling if its in the front teeth causing the symptoms to appear, rx in needed. ...Read more

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My wife suffered a sodium hypochlorite incident during a root canal. She was admitted the next day to the intensive care unit the irrigation solution was shot into an extra canal and came in contact with vital tissue that caused massive swelling. She ha

Don't worry: Although this is a very unfortunate incident, it is important that you don't panic. The swelling and the bruising will get better, with time. Make sure that you follow your dentists/doctor's instructions. You many want to ask for a referral to an endodontist just for follow up, although not much can be done at this point, than let time heal the area, and it will. ...Read more

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What causes major facial swelling after a root canal?

What causes major facial swelling after a root canal?

Infection: This sounds like a serious dental infection that requires immediate dental care. Call and see the dentist who is treating you right away. If he\she is not available and has no covering dentist, see a physician (24/7 medical facility doctor or er of hospital) as serious infections can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Will root canal affect or cause any problem on nearby tooth?

Will root canal affect or cause any problem on nearby tooth?

No, it will not.: If done properly a root canal will have no adverse effect on neighboring teeth. However, it you need a root canal and do not get it done, the resulting infection could damage neighboring teeth. Bottom line - if you need it get the root canal done. ...Read more

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