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Doctor insights on: How Long Can I Wait Before Having A Retreatment Done On A Root Canel With A Infection

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I have an infection in a tooth that has had a root canal done. i think ive had it for longer than 4 to 6 years. what will happen if left untreated?

I have an infection in a tooth that has had a root canal done. i think ive had it for longer than 4 to 6 years. what will happen if left untreated?

Continued Infection: The bone will continue to break down, the infection will continue to spread, and you most likely will lose the tooth. Ignore your teeth and they'll go away. ...Read more

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Salivary infection is taking a long time to cure. Dr. Wants to do a MRI of the brain. Should i run and get it done now or wait?

Salivary infection is taking a long time to cure. Dr. Wants to do a MRI of the brain.  Should i run and get it done now or wait?

Hard to understand: It is difficult to understand the connection between a salivary gland infection and a brain mri, unless your doctor wants an MRI to specifically look at the salivary glands. I recommend asking why your doctor wants this test and asking about the urgency. ...Read more

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Have a tooth infection on 31 Moxie dosage treatment ends on 18th, root canal scheduled 23rd. Is 5 days wait too long? Should I seek treatment sooner?

Have a tooth infection on 31 Moxie dosage treatment  ends on 18th, root canal scheduled 23rd. Is 5 days wait too long? Should I seek treatment sooner?

2 suggestions: 1. Seek treatment sooner. If your Dentist cannot see you perhaps referral to a root canal specialist, an Endodontists, is in order. 2. Ask for refill of your antibiotic to carry you up until the time of your appointment. ...Read more

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How long must i wait to have sex after a candidiasis infection?

How long must i wait to have sex after a candidiasis infection?

Why not: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva. ...Read more

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How long should you wait between taking yeast infection medicine?

How long should you wait between taking yeast infection medicine?

Depends: If you find yourself taking over the counter meds repeatedly, you may not have a yeast infection, or you may have a combo of yeast and bacteria- see your practitioner to make sure of what you have and treat accordingly. Probiotics- oral and vaginal- may also help to maintain normal vaginal flora and prevent future infections. Also avoid over cleansing the delicate genital areas! ...Read more

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How long should you wait for sex after treating a yeast infection?

How long should you wait for sex after treating a yeast infection?

yeast: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to have sex after a yeast infection?

How long should you wait to have sex after a yeast infection?

Symptoms gone: Once the itching and irritation of a yeast infection are gone it is fine to have sex again. You can actually have sex while you still have a yeast infection - it will be uncomfortable though. If you do have sex while you are taking vaginal medication for yeast, don't have sex right after you've put the medication in, or it will get wiped out of the vagina and won't treat you. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to have sex after treating a yeast infection?

How long should you wait to have sex after treating a yeast infection?

Symptoms gone: Once the itching and irritation of a yeast infection are gone it is fine to have sex again. You can actually have sex while you still have a yeast infection - it will be uncomfortable though. If you do have sex while you are taking vaginal medication for yeast, don't have sex right after you've put the medication in, or it will get wiped out of the vagina and won't treat you. ...Read more

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How long should an adult wait to get an ear infection looked at?

How long should an adult wait to get an ear infection looked at?

SOON AS SYMPTOMATIC: As soon as you have symptoms like pain, drainage, fever and associated symptoms like cough, hedace and fever. ...Read more

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My front tooth is slightly loose due to an infection. I had root scaling done, but will root planning loosen it more?

My front tooth is slightly loose due to an infection. I had root scaling done, but will root planning loosen it more?

No: If the tooth is loose, it's loose because of loss of periodontal support, not because of the scaling and root planing (srp). If the damage to the tooth is so bad that calculus is what's "holding it in", then the perio issue is severe and the tooth/teeth most probably could be lost. If the srp is not done, the tooth loss will be guaranteed. The only hope is better oral hygiene and dmd visits q3m. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to start antibiotics after contracting a sinus infection?

How long should I wait to start antibiotics after contracting a sinus infection?

Depends on severity: Current guidelines say that you should treat sinusitis with antibiotics if the symptoms have been present for at least 10 days, or after 3-4 days if the symptoms are severe or worsening with time. ...Read more

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How long do I wait to have sex after yeast infection?

How long do I wait to have sex after yeast infection?

Yeast ; sex: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva. ...Read more

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How long should we wait before having sex after wife has had a vaginal infection?

How long should we wait before having sex after  wife has had a vaginal  infection?

Need more info: What type of vaginal infection? How was it treated and how long has it been under treatment? Was this sexually transmitted? What did her ob/gyn say? ...Read more

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How long should I wait to have sex after treatment of yeast infection?

How long should I wait to have sex after treatment of yeast infection?

comfortable & tx'ed: Until you are no longer uncomfortable. If you have red, irritated, burning tissues - this would not make sex very pleasurable. It is also important to complete the course of treatment to avoid infecting your partner. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait after a staph infection before I can shave?

How long do I need to wait after a staph infection before I can shave?

Until treated: Staphylcoccus aureus is a bad actor. Once it sets up infection in one location it has a propensity to extend itself both locally and systemically. It must be treated aggressively and the patient assessed to be certain it has been eliminated. It will persist until this has happened. You can shave when it is resolved. ...Read more

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Help! Is 6 days too long to wait to treat a tooth infection? What could happen?

Help! Is 6 days too long to wait to treat a tooth infection? What could happen?

Why wait ?: The sooner you take care of your problem the less chance you will have complications. Please call for an appointment sooner than later. ...Read more

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Is 6 days too long to wait to treat a tooth infection? What could happen if it was longer?

Infections: Infections are best treated as soon as possible. The longer one waits, the more difficult to get under control, the more the local destruction to tissues, the greater the chance of it spreading to other parts of the body, and the greater the chance of serious complications. ...Read more

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How long after taking doxycline can I eat? I try to wait 1.5 hr and it makes me nauseated. Taking 100 mg bid 10 days for chest infection. Thank you

How long after taking doxycline can I eat? I try to wait 1.5 hr and it makes me nauseated. Taking 100 mg bid 10 days for chest infection. Thank you

Take it with food: Are you the same person who asked a similar question earlier? See that reply. You can take your doxycycline with food, which should help prevent nausea and will not interfere with its effectiveness. ...Read more

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When the cause of a root canal infection is solved, does bone regrow at/near root tip in the space that the infection laid in? How long may it take?

When the cause of a root canal infection is solved, does bone regrow at/near root tip in the space that the infection laid in? How long may it take?

Root canal healing: When a root canal has been completed and the canals are sealed to remove the source of nutrients for the bacteria, studies have shown that regeneration of bone at the apex of the tooth occurs and 71% of the lesions in the bone have complete resolution within one year on average. While some lesions do not heal on their own, surgical intervention can usually resolve this problem. ...Read more

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Had lg vaginal cyst rupture last night at no point did I have any pain. How long do I wait before sex &can that cause an infection if it's too soon?

Had lg vaginal cyst rupture last night at no point did I have any pain.  How long do I wait before sex &can that cause an infection if it's too soon?

Call the doc who: Diagnosed the cyst as that doc knows your situation, if u did not see a gyn u need to see one as it was probably a Bartholin's cyst , but if it was a Bartholin's abcess- cyst you need to get on antibiotics right away and needtot make sure no std caused the cyst so u need an exam and cultures and no intercorse until u see the gyn. ...Read more

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Needing expert help. I have root canal done 50hour ago. Can i smoke or it will lead to an tooth infection?

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Not really: Tooth infection is caused by micro-organisms. As long as your tooth is sealed off smoking will not affect the tooth. However, smoking does constrict your vessels and decrease the healing ability of your gum and bone around the tooth. Smoking is not good for your gum health. ...Read more

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Taken medical for celluitis infection for six days still have fever and chills redness seems to be increasing in size should I wait till all meds done?

Taken medical for celluitis infection for six days still have fever and chills redness seems to be increasing in size should I wait till all meds done?

Call the Doctor: No. Absolutely not. You are getting worse on the current treatment. This is nothing to ignore. Your physician needs to know this or re-evaluate. ...Read more