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Gum Inflammation After Root Canal
Explain the cause of inflammation of gums around a fronttooth crown. I did not have a root canal and there is nopain.
Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more
Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?
I had root canal on #5, then it broke and was crowned 3 month ago. Can it cause inflammation/blockage in maxillary sinus? What tests needed?
Comorbidity: The pain can be easily confused because the two areas are so close. Sinus infection usually bilaterally, the sinus pain is exacerbated by lowering the head and is increased by stepping hard on the heel (climbing stairs) the diagnosis is confirmed by appropriate imaging. If pain persists, make sure to get medical help immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a friend who lives in syria. She has had an issue with a root canal, continued pain and inflammation now her eyes are inflamed. There is no medical help there. Is there anything she can do?
This is concerning: A tooth infection that has spread to adjacent unrelated areas can be a sign of a potential big problem. She really needs to find help. Start on an antibiotic... Perhaps Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 500 mg 4x per day if there is a pharmacy there. Otherwise pull the tooth and remove the source of the infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have stable CAD. molar tooth pulp inflamed, possible root canal. is pulp inflammation more urgent in CAD patients due to systemic effects or no issue?
What to do?: It's always best to get treatment sooner rather than later although I don't see this as an issue if there is no infection, no severe pain and no other medical issues. ...Read more
Root perforation during root canal treatment found 2 months after. Infection n inflammation.Tooth extracted. Any complication because of perforation?
There shouldn't be: Once the tooth is extracted any infection issues should be resolved. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
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