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Gum Bleeding After Root Canal
That's strange: Bleeding from the gums is not common after a root canal, especially 3 weeks after. It could be an unrelated problem, but you should definitely return to your dentist to have it evaluated. Most bleeding gum problems are due to an irritation in the area like plaque accumulation or a rough filling. ...Read more
Yesterday I had a root canal on my left bottom molar. I now have swelling and bleeding of the gum next to my left top molar. Could this be infected?
X-ray needed!: Please go get an x-ray of that upper left tooth! I would assume that tooth is also infected but is unrelated to the other toothache. ...Read more
Some of my gums do bleed when I brush. Is there anything I can do about it? And also, can root canal be done on these tooth?
See your dentist: Healthy tissue (gums) do not bleed unless cut. You most likely have a gum infection which must be properly diagnosed and correct therapy prescribed. Nutrition plays a big role in gum health. Root canals... a completely different matter. Why would you be considering this? ...Read more
Is it normal for there to be a little bleeding after a root canal? At what point should I be concerned?
Bleeding after rct: Bleeding may occur from the clamp placed to secure the rubber dam and this should resolve after a day or two if it persists longer contact your dentist. ...Read more
I have a large cavity in one of my molars. And I've already been referred to get a root canal. But it just started bleeding, what does it mean?
Be patient 7-10 days: During the root canal therapy a lot of collateral tissue (gums, nerves, muscles) damage is done. The swelling is a symptom of the affected tissue inflammation. Over the counter medications (Aleeve, Advil) for a few days will ameliorate the pain and swelling. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration. ...Read more
Root Canal: If the rct was uneventful then the sensitive gums are most probably due to recession of the tissue exposing root surface that can be very sensitive. If it feels like pressure is building up or the gum tissue under the rct tooth is sensitive to biting or touch then you need to see the treating dentist to evaluate the issue. ...Read more
Not routine. ..: But few questions I have can get the answer u want. .. 1) is the root canal done by endodontist/specialist? Because they, might have used "rubber dam " where sometimes the clamping is slipped on to the gum line causing pain aferwards. And its transient. 2) did u have any fistula/abscess/history of periodontal problem prior to the root canal. Since that can also contribute to the issue. ...Read more
Why after having a root canal would the same spot on my gum still hurt? Especially when I lay down?
Yes...: It may take some time for healing to occur. If the discomfort continues over time and your are concerned about it please contact your dentist. Your dentist would have the best course of action to take since he/she knows your particular situation. ...Read more
What could be the cause of the swelling that I have in the gum around the area where I had a root canal?
Explain the cause of inflammation of gums around a fronttooth crown. I did not have a root canal and there is nopain.
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
Maybe: If your sore gum is localized to the area around the tooth that was treated, it's probably due to the pressure of the clamp that held the rubber dam in place around the tooth. ...Read more
It's ok: When doing a root canal, your dentist places a clamp around your teeth, and sometimes this creates some gum pain for a few days after treatment. They also use some irrigation solutions that can cause the tissue to turn white. It is a temporary condition, and should soon resolve. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call your dentist, and they can coach you more. ...Read more
No: Root canals performed by well trained endodontists have patients which may experience pain after a week. Have it reevaluated. Fractures may sometimes be present but undetected. Additionally there may be additional canals present which are difficult to detect. A cbct scan can aid in determining whether or not these issues are present. ...Read more
I have a small cavity right next to my gum, does that mean I will need it pulled or a root canal?
Possibly neither one: ....... If the cavity is of a small size, your dentist can most likely fix it with a simple filling. If the cavity is penetrating deeper, then you might need a root canal treatment, followed by a crown. And if the caviry is encompassing major area of your tooth that renders it un-restorable, . ...Then you should think about having it removed (atraumatically), and later on implant and a new crown. ...Read more
New crown (root canal). Gums in front of it are now very low. Can suck air in thru that space (not like this pre-crown). What possible causes & fixes?
Gums around crown: This may be a temporary alteration in the contours of the crown related to the process of preparation, impression taking, temporization and cementation or...It may be related to the contours of the new crown as compared to the contours of the old one. This should be discussed with the dentist who has been treating you. ...Read more
If Successful: If the root canal procedure has successfully removed the problem pulp tissue and sealed the tooth's canals, your body's immune system shoud be able to resolve the swelling. If the swelling doesn't resolve, antibiotics may be indicated or re-evaluation of the problem and/or treatment. ...Read more
RCT or EXT?: Whether or not to do RCT or extract the tooth depends upon many factors. Unfortunately that is not something we can evaluate over the internet without actually seeing the tooth and an x-ray. If the infection is too large, if there is not enough sound tooth structure or if the tooth has severe bone loss, you will loose the tooth anyway even if RCT done. Trust your dentist or get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Dentist said my root canal wouldn't hurt and it did. Will I still feel pain in my gums and stuff?
Sometimes there is some residual pain while you are healing from the infection. This should happen rather quickly.
If you continue to have a significant amount of pain then you should call you dentist and have this evaluated. ...Read more
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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