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Doctor insights on: Failed Root Canal

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Do you think I should get an implant after a failed root canal?

Do you think I should get an implant after a failed root canal?

Yes: Yes implant is your best option. With an overall success rate of about 95% and almost 50 years of clinical research to back them up, dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth. ...Read more

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Can a failed root canal cause meningitis and / or headache flare ups?

Can a failed root canal cause meningitis and / or headache flare ups?

Unlikely: If you think you have meningitis, go to a hospital emergency department right away! Meningitis is a potentially fatal condition. It is very unlikely there is any connection between your root canal tooth and meningitis. There are many, many causes for headaches. Let your doctors find out what they are. ...Read more

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3 days after failed root canal extraction (tooth #30), discomfort persists, socket is not dry. Why is it filled with gray/green salty tasting matter?

3 days after failed root canal extraction (tooth #30), discomfort persists, socket is not dry. Why is it filled with gray/green salty tasting matter?

Post op socket: Some discomfort is to be expected. Unfortunately, we would have to actually examine you in order to determine the state of health and healing in that area. Why don't you call the dentist who extracted the tooth to discuss this issue and then follow up on healing? ...Read more

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Are there any suggestions for incision and drainage for absess tooth following a failed root canal?

Are there any suggestions for incision and drainage for absess tooth following a failed root canal?

Depends: I&d is performed in situations where there is mod. To sever infection that is not draining on its own combined with antibiotic therapy ...Read more

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I had oral surgery yesterday. I had a failed root canal. My cheek is swollen. What can I do for the swelling that is a natural way.

I had oral surgery yesterday. I had a failed root canal.  My cheek is swollen.  What can I do for the swelling that is a natural way.

Swelling reduction : Swelling is to be expected. It's unfortunate, but not uncommon. Application of ice ( 15 minutes on, 15 minutes off ) for 72 hours is a reasonable way to treat the symptom. After 24 hours, NSAID is ideal. ...Read more

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I have recently lost a tooth to a failed root canal-mandibular second molar.Carl E Misch doesn't recommend replacing second molars,should I follow him?

I have recently lost a tooth to a failed root canal-mandibular second molar.Carl E Misch doesn't recommend replacing second molars,should I follow him?

Not necessarily: If you have an opposing upper 2nd molar that is in healthy condition, I would recommend replacing the tooth. If not replaced the upper tooth will eventually drop down and could interfere with your bite. If there is no opposing tooth there would be no need to replace it ...Read more

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Any suggestions for incision and drainage for abscessed tooth after a failed root canal?

Any suggestions for incision and drainage for abscessed tooth after a failed root canal?

Re treatment: That failed root canal tooth sould be treated with antibiotics and incision and draining of the abscess if necessary. After that that root canal should be re done if the tooth is savable , or extracted if not. ...Read more

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What r symptoms of failed root canal had one last monday still hot cold pressure sensative throbbing pain gum pain should I go back to dentist?

What r symptoms of failed root canal  had one last monday still hot cold pressure sensative throbbing pain gum pain should I go back to dentist?

Yes: First of all, if you are still in pain you should call the dentist, explain the problem ; ask to be seen. Having said that, if the rct was completed, you should not feel any hot or cold sensitivity. Sensitivity to pressure might be alleviated with a simple bite adjustment. Your symptoms might be related to other adjacent teeth as well. If your dentist cannot resolve the problem, get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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I had oral surgery last week for a failed root canal and cyst removal. A stitch fell out today and now it's very sore and swollen should I be worried?

I had oral surgery last week for a failed root canal and cyst removal.  A stitch fell out today and now it's very sore and swollen should I be worried?

Possibly: The maximum swelling after this procedure is 24-48 hrs. After surgery. If you are re swelling 1 wk. Later, get your surgeon to look at it.. Losing a suture at this time period is not the problem. The swelling may be. ...Read more

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