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Infection After Root Canal Symptoms
Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?
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
Had cheek swelling & bad tooth #11 infection. Weeks later, I did root canal. Symptoms I look for if infection speeded to the face or the bone in the jaw?
I know I have an infection from the retreatment of the root canal but what caused it 3 days after the procedure?
I have pain and swelling following a root canal 2 days ago. There was infection in one of the canals.
Increasing?: If pain/swelling is increasing may mean presence of residual infection, incomplete fill, root fracture, slightly elongated temporary filling, etc. If pain/swelling decreasing, remember that all surgical procedures have a healing time. Please call the Dentist or specialist Endodontist who treated you for reevaluation. ...Read more
Prescription: Have your dentist evaluate the tooth. Antibiotics alone will not solve the problem. ...Read more
I had a root canal and my temporary filling is crumbling. OTC temp filling didn't stick. Am I in danger of infection?
See DDS: See dentist ASAP to avoid possible tooth fracture. ...Read more
Had infection previous to root canal, and things are getting a lot better. I have a bit of swelling, would exercise help recover? (running)
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
I had my molar crowned first, and did root canal from bottom of crown, because of infection, pain etc. After root canal, when do I know it went well?
About a week: A root canal from the bottom is typically done only after a conventional root canal treatment had been done. This procedure is called an apicoectomy. If this is your case, then your symptoms should resolve within a week. If a root canal was not done on that molar previously, you may want to see a specialist. ...Read more
I have a root canal appointment on next Tuesday on the 22. I saw my dentist this pasa Monday on the 13 and they did not give anything for infection?
Are you infected?: You assume that because you need root canal therapy that you have an infection... that's not always the case. A deep cavity may not hurt, but the tooth will still need root canal therapy since once the decay is removed the nerve will be exposed. Ask your dentist why no meds were prescribed. ...Read more
Sign of healing: When swelling does down it means that the area is less inflamed which is a sign of healing. The infection may not be completely gone, but it is on its way out. ...Read more
Does the pain after a pulpectomy end after the infection is cured or after the root canal procedure?
It is better to get a tooth removed or another root canal. I have had three infections in this tooth,?
Poor prognosis: The damaging microbes from the dental infection grow in the mouth and then find their way by spreading to other organs of the body making you sick. The prognosis of this tooth is poor. The current research points to a higher predictability of success with the extraction and dental implant placement in this situation. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Needing expert help. I have root canal done 50hour ago. Can I smoke or it will lead to an tooth infection?
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
Had a root canal a few years ago, general dentist found a nerve root left, very small infection, should I be concerned?
Unfilled RCT: Small infections can become large infections and cause problems not only to the tooth but your general health. Seek a consult from an Endodontist and General or Restorative Dentist regarding your options. I would not just leave it untreated even if there is no pain or other symptoms present. ...Read more
Bottom mollar root canal with large absess/infection. Painful Swollen lymph and now my toncill is very angry. Am I in trouble? Can this be dangerous?
Is clindamycin 300mg Q12 hours often enough for an infection after a root canal or should it be taken Q8h or Q6?
Depends: Antibiotic dosing for an adult for a systemically involved dental infection using Clindamycin at a strength of 300mg is recommended Q8h for a constant blood level. It should be noted however that there are many variables that may affect that recommendation. I suggest that you discus this with the prescribing DDS for the best answer. Good luck - ...Read more
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
Not sure...: I am not sure I understand your question. If there is an infection problem associated with a root canal procedure you had done I would call the dentist who performed the procedure to have it managed. If you have an infection and have not pursued care for it then I would call your dentist. A personal visual exam would provide you the best information for how to progress from here.... ...Read more
Small abcess got root canal abcess is way bigger he put me on clindamycin so does that mean if the infection goes away the retreated root canal worked?
No guarantees...: While root canal therapy most times does remove the source of the infection, there are times when antibiotics are used to remove any infection within the jaw bone. Amoxicillin may work. Penicillin may work. Clindamycin may work. Keflex may work. The decision on which antibiotic to use rests with your dentist and your medical history. We do the best we can but cannot guarantee amoxicillin. ...Read more
Technically yes...: Dental infections can spread through your bloodstream, but you would have to have a major infection to have it spread to your arm and breast. Hopefully you are being seen by a dentist who has this problem under control... All the best. ...Read more
Since tooth #11 lies under the floor of the nose, what are the possibilities of any risk from the infection or doing root canal on that teeth.?
Careful....: An infection in this tooth can present serious complications. Immediate care can prevent these complications. Root canals are part of solving the problem. Although root canal treatment is not a life-long fix in a small percentage of cases, it is an accepted and recognized long-term solution to prevent infection. There is little risk in doing a root canal procedure for #11. ...Read more
I was given penicillin for an infection in my tooth, I will be getting a root canal in 2 weeks. Can I drink?
Moderation: There aren't any clinical studies that show alcohol prevent antibiotics from working. However, you are much more likely to heal while you are healthy. A glass of wine won't hurt but use common sense. It would best to keep hydrated and make sure your body gets all the proper nutrition it needs to get healthy! Hope this helps! ...Read more
Excruciating pain on entire right side of face centering around a tooth I had a root canal on 6 months ago. Is it more than just an infection?
I've had tooth pain on the tooth I had a root canal on 5 years ago when chewing. Sometimes unbearable. Could it have something to do with infection?
I have a recurring infection from root canal on my front bottom tooth (done 20 yrs ago). Is there any other treatment apart from removal of the tooth?
RCT failure: The treatment options depend upon two factors. First, the cause of the recurring infection. Some such as an incomplete fill can be retreated, while others such as a root fracture are hopeless. Second, one has to consider long term prognosis of any treatment and alternatives. A simple re-treatment or apico\retro by qualified Endodontist might do the trick. Ext and implant might be better choice. ...Read more
I just had a root canal and my tooth infection has got worse. I'm taking amoxicillin still but what should I do?
I am 6 weeks pregnant and need to have an emergency root canal done to stop the infection. Is there much risk to the baby?
I have performed root canal fo 40 yrs on women at all stages of pregnancy. Local anesthesia is very safe an the procedure is no more dangerous than a filling. Before an antibiotic is used, I recommend approval from your obgyn.
It's more dangerous to wait and do nothing.
Infections can be harmful to mom and fetus. ...Read more
I went to the endodontics to get treatment on a infected root canal. Does it take up to two years for the infection to go away?
RCT infection: If the rct was completed, the infection should be gone within a few weeks at most. However, if you are referring to a radiolucency on the x-ray, it may take up to 3-4 months for complete bone fill. If it's 2 years and still a problem, discuss options such as retreatment, apico or extraction. ...Read more
I just got off an antibiotic for a tooth infection from a root canal that didn't take. Could I possibly have the infection again!?
See dentist: Yes, you can because the first antibiotic didn't kill the bacteria at the tip of the root. You might need a different antibiotic to kill the remaining bacteria. I'm not sure what you mean by the root canal not taking. If you still have pain, return to the dentist to have it checked. ...Read more
It hurts a lot from my gum/tooth infection so I have to have a root canal. It is still hurting just as much so how long do they take to work?
Root canals: Completed on a painful tooth almost always improve acute symptoms immediately. Depending on the amount of inflammation and infection that infiltrated into the tissues surrounding the tooth, symptoms can continue to aggravate u after the root canal. Medications are prescribed to fight this issue. There are many possibilities. If its been more than 5 days, return to your doctor. ...Read more
I had a root canal 3 weeks ago. 4 days ago a started experiencing lower left jaw pains and sharp pains. The x-rays show no infections or abnormality?
See your dentist: If you have severe pain or pressure in your jaw that lasts more than a few days, contact your dentist or endodontist for re-evaluation. Not all problem teeth display symptoms you can detect on x-rays. ...Read more
Root canals. Safe or not? #nqlu I have heard that it is better for your health to get a bridge instead of a root canal. The reason being dead matter is dead matter, and it breeds decay and infection, so best to not do it. Is this true?
Infections in a root are worse, what are your options? Are you going to place an implant? Than you have a titanium screw in your body (some people say that's bad too). Or a bridge, than you have to shave down two more teeth. Don't listen to everything you hear, everyone and every case is different.
Ask you dentist to take an x-ray and see if there is an abscess present than see your options. ...Read more
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