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Gum Abscess After Root Canal
Tongue feels diffusely burnt, painful to heat +halitosis; a few papillae have turned white. Whatis? (+gum abscess persistent post root canal revision)
Tongue symptoms: While I can't be certain, from what you say, the halitosis probably comes from your gum abscess (bacterial odor). The changes in your tongue could be due to an overgrowth of yeast germs (fungi) than can happen when you take an antibiotic; this could cause the redness, tenderness, and white patches. Other causes of the tongue changes could be inflammation (glossitis) due to allergy or infection. ...Read more
Please I live in ny and an in severe pain my gums are killing me and I'm pretty sure I need a root canal or have an abscess and no insurance?
I was having a swelling under molar gum since 6 months. Week ago I go to dentist he said it is abscess n make opening fr root canal. Nw swelling half?
My 6yr old daughter had a filling now that tooth has an abscess on the gum the denist said root canal but why can't we just pull it?
Listen to dentist!:
If your dentist says save it, then do so!
If it's a baby tooth, extracting will lead to loss of space and orthodontic problems!
If it's a permanent tooth, extracting till cause bite and other problems that are time consuming and expensive to traea!
A root canal and tooth preservation is the best and most conservative treatment long term? ...Read more
What is best for a 3 yr old. Baby root canal or getting the tooth pulled? I believe she has a abscess on her gum above her gray front tooth.
Baby root canal: I would suggest trying to keep the baby teeth as long as possible. Baby teeth help keep the space for the permanent teeth. However, if the infection cannot be resolved with a pulpotomy "baby root canal". Then I would suggest getting the tooth out to prevent chronic infection and possible damage to the permanent tooth bud underneath the gum. ...Read more
I hv a hard abscess in molar gum. Dentist make a opening in tooth before root canal 5 days ago, nw swelling remain half. How much time takes to go??
A few days: Once the abscess is drained, most symptoms go away quickly, within a few days. If the abscess is still in the gums, your dentist may suggest that you rinse with warm salt water a few times a day or you may need antibiotics to help fighting infection. Regardless, the abscess will not be cured unless the cause is completely eliminated. ...Read more
1 month after root canal I have a gum abscess is sensitive, doc prescribe antibiotic but he wants to take the tooth out, are there more options?
Always have options: No 2 procedures are ever quite the same. And no 2 teeth are ever identical (in terms of treatment) even when its in your own mouth. Although post-op sensitivity is not uncommon even after a few weeks. A lingering abscess is not indicative of a successful procedure. Before removing the tooth, schedule an appointment with an endodontist to examine all your options. Its only too late when its gone! ...Read more
Root canal 10 years ago says its not an abbess on my gum? Wants 2 root canal through my front cap, only hurts if I push down on what he says no absess
I had a 2nd root canal performed yesterday after an abcess was diagnosed. Is it normal to still have pus on my gum after the procedure?
Keep an eye on it: Unfortunately, root canal treatments can have recurring infections for several reasons. What is important, in my opinion, is to resolve the infection prior to completing the root canal therapy. If it was completed in the presence of active infection, you will need to monitor it closely. If taking antibiotics, the pus should resolve, but could still return later. Pus never really is normal. ...Read more
Fracture: If antibiotics have already been prescribed, it is possible that your tooth is fractured. You should be evaluated by the endodontist or your dentist. ...Read more
It may heal: A well sealed root canal with a proper restoration will generally heal. The outcome depends on several factors including the bacteria present, whether the natural tooth anatomy was respected and the ability of your body to heal. Success rates are in the mid 80's in the absence of complications. ...Read more
Phone call...: The only way you are going to solve this problem is by seeing a local dentist for treatment. The longer you wait the worst the pain can become. Please call and feel better soon... ...Read more
You can't: This isn't a diy project, just like treating a brain abscess isn't a diy project. Please call your dentist immediately for professional care. ...Read more
I got an old root canal retreated this past tues due to abscess. Dr put meds and temp crown on it til appt in 2 wks. Abscess seems worse. Normal?
Endo retreatment: Whenever a n old root canal is retreated, it is normal for the tooth to be more sensitive than before. The removal of the root canal filling is more laborious that taking out the pulp tissues. It is always possible to take the files outside of the root into the surrounding bone and cause some post op pain. Continue the medication as prescribed and check back with the dentist if symptoms worsen. ...Read more
Yes and No: If the root canal was successful the abscess should heal by its own accord as the cause of the infection has been eradicated&this can take up to a year for complete healing of the apical area. If it persist then the tooth may be fractured. If this is the case it may have been fractured before the rct. See your dentist/see a specialist for a second opinion. ...Read more
Urgent dental advice, I'm getting an abscess on front tooth, already had root canal, how can this be?
I got a root canal retreated due to an abscess and had a temp crown placed a week or so ago. I've been nauseous every day since...Why?
Call dentist: It might not be related to the re-treatment. Are you taking antibiotics and pain medications? You could be having a reaction to one of them. Call the dentist and discuss your symptoms. ...Read more
Are my only two options root canal or extraction for abscesses molar? And which is safest of these two?
Usually, the best option is to save your tooth of you can.
you need to get an exam and x-ray to see what is the best option for you.
you can also send me your x-rays for a second opinion
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It's been 3 weeks since part one of my root canal and my abscess is still there, but smaller. I don't have anymedicines left. Is it normal?
Abcess: The lesion should resolve once the treatment is completed. It takes anywhere from 3-6 months for the bone to heal in. Sometimes, if the infection has been present long enough to create scar tissue, a second procedure may be necessary. ...Read more
Is a dentist suppose to start the process of performing a root canal without draining the abscess if it's swollen the cheeks?
Had severe tooth abscess 3 months ago, was treated w/ root canal and was fine and now that tooth is painful again. Did the abscess return?
Maybe: You can get the answer by going back to the dentist that did the root canal. They are over 90% effective... But sometime further treatment may need to be done... The root may need re-treatment... Maybe an antibiotic would work or a retro fill will work. Talk with your dentist who can see an x-ray a determine the best course of action.. ...Read more
I had root canal 4 years ago, there is no pain but my dentist tell me to have re treatment as there is small abscess and blocked area does hurt?
Seek second opinion: Without a comprehensive exam it is impossible to give a definitive response. With that said it is not outside the realm of possibility that a previously treated root canal have an asymptomatic infection associated with it. I believe if you doubt your dentist seek a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more
I will ask to have my molar pulled. Had root canal, lanap and mos. Later now an abscess. I forget the type. He wants to wait to see. I do not. Fed up.
Reasonable: That sounds reasonable. There may be a fracture that is difficult to diagnose. If it has not gotten better in several months I agree it may not be saveable. ...Read more
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