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Infection In Bone After Root Canal
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?
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...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
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
Can an unfinished root canal cause a jaw infection? It doesn't hurt, just feels odd when I touch the swollen bone? Not sure if it's bone.
Yes: Most definitely. Get some antibiotics if you are suspecting infection. ...Read more
My upper left second premolar has become a bit loose due to a few years of recurring infections. I've been told it needs a root canal. If the root canal is done and the infection is gone, will it tighten back up? Can bone loss around the root of the tooth
Loose teeth: Can occur due to periodontal disease and malocclusion. These condition is aggravated by parafunctional habits. If infection and traumatic relationship of the tooth involved is identified and resolved, the tooth can "tighten" back. ...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?
Tooth infection. On rodogyl. 10days. Root canal done. Still pain. Lnode by jaw swollen. Bone by ear near temple hurts. Do I need see a doctor not dentist?
How long after root canal infection will jaw bone build back up? Had retreat, xrays showed some bone gone due to bacteria. Dentist:it will grow back.
Bone regrows: With retreatment the rootcanal success is approx. 70%. The bone can regenerate in approx. 8 weeks. ...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
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
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?
I know I have an infection from the retreatment of the root canal but what caused it 3 days after the procedure?
Prescription: Have your dentist evaluate the tooth. Antibiotics alone will not solve the problem. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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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