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Endodontic Flare Up
Endodontists are experts in treating diseases of the pulp and peri-apical tissues. They now do root canals under a microscope if they have remained current. Their procedures are mostly pain free with very positive results. They are proficient in treating difficult cases and know root anatomy better than anyone. They are also experts ...Read more
Can myofacial tooth pain/throbbing post root canal show up elsewhere? Scarey to have more dental work done now. Will it happen again?
Only: Only if you have dental problems elsewhere. No, a successful root canal will not "spread." But an infected tooth elsewhere can, at any moment, become symptomatic. See your Dentist for a comprehensive examination. Treat small issues before they become large ones. Make sure you floss daily. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What is the dosage of prednisone, to clear up an ashma flare up? I have a flare up every two months.
Work w/ your doctor: You need to work with a doctor on this. It is not easy to find one to do this anymore, but possible. I have one. My doctor has my pattern taper daily down from 30mg/day to 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 0, 5... You may be different. This week lasts at least a month - maybe more. I often need it in winter. ...Read more
Can an old Crohn's disease flare up 2 weeks after i stop bleeding cause another bleeding flare up from a 3 rib fracture 3 days after the first flare up?
Yes it can...: Any significant illness can affect your cycle--timing, quality and quantity of your flow etc... Also, many medications can affect your cycle as well, and i suspect that with a significant flare-up of yur lupus, you recieved additional treatments. Just to be safe, check a pregnancy test if you have been sexually active, because pregnancy is common cause of missing period. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
EAR INFECTION:: Ear infection is mainly of 2 types: #1. Otitis media or middle ear infection, common in children. #2. Otitis externa or external ear canal infection /swimmer's ear, seen in children and adults. Doxycycline is not the drug of choice to treat either of these two. Your doctor needs to see what you have and treat accordingly. ...Read more
Root canal 7/27. Tooth 30. antibiotics, Vicodin, steroids. Jaw pain excruciating. Can't open mouth much. Ear hurts. Endo says needs time. all okay.
Be patient: Your endodontist is probably right in suggesting patience as it is nearing time, more than a week, to start seeing improvement in pain and swelling with the medications you are on. I would say wait until Monday for a reassessment by your endodontist for any complication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've either had pulpitis or an abscess for 8 months but couldn't visit dentist. Appointment book next week. Chances of saving tooth with root canal?
See DDS: Need to see clinically and with an x-ray, your dentist or endodontist will attempt to save your tooth if warranted. If deemed non restorable, a treatment plan would be in order in reference to replacing the tooth, an implant being the best option. See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis for your particular tooth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Had 6th remicade (infliximab) infusion for crohn's/colitis. Recently ibd flared up with bloody diarrhea. Is remicade (infliximab) losing effectiveness or wearing off quickly?
Had 6th remicade (infliximab) infusion for chron's/colitis. Recently ibd flared up with bloody diarrhea. Is remicade (infliximab) losing effectiveness or wearing off quickly.
Swollen face from infected tooth up to my eye. Partial root canal=penicillin/pain killer & day later IV steroid. When will swelling go down? Ice it?
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