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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more