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Infection In Bone After Root Canal
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
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
Cause of nerve pain flossing around a root canaled/temp tooth? Have no infection/fracture. Never had pain prior to the crown/root canal procedures.
Crown Retention: Sometimes, tooth decay can result in the removal of a significant amount of tooth structure above the root and surrounding bone. A small amount of the bone around the tooth can be removed to expose more healthy tooth structure in order for the crown to fit better, and to prevent gum irritation issues down the road. This is a fairly common and minor procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the pain after a pulpectomy end after the infection is cured or after the root canal procedure?
Can a properly sealed and performed root canaled tooth still present with an infection at the tooth root tip? Hardly ever, sometimes, highly likely?
Yes, it can: Although root canal therapy is not 100% foolproof, it does work a vast majority of the time. Retreatment and apicoectomies are standard remedies in the field... these additional treatments don't always solve the problem. Have the tooth evaluated by an endodontist if there is a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Teeth do not regrow, the root canal saved your tooth. The tooth can super erupt meaning rise higher then it is if there is no tooth opposite it, for example if root canal saved your lower tooth and there is no tooth on top to chew on this root canal treated tooth can rise up changing your bite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it common for a molar to discolor days after initial step in root canal procedure? (therapy completed & hole filled w/temp material, pending crown)
Absolutely: The root canal procedure eliminates the infection and the pain, but does not give immunity from decay. Even with a crown, which is commonly needed after the root canal is done, decay can occur if hygiene is not adequate. Brush, floss, and see your dentist for follow-up care. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When there is a root canal retreatment, does the endodontist usually fill the lesion at the tip root with bone material for the lesion to heal quick?
RC Retreatment: RC retreatment is different from an apicoectomy, which may or may not involve the placement of bone at the surgical site. Discuss the treatment with your endodontist and his/her reasonings for bone fill material in your specific situation. ...Read more
Would you recommend root canal or an extraction on an infected molar k9 tooth that has coronal leakage and soft dentin. Thanks.?
Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.
Will I definitely need a new dental crown after the endodontist does root canal retreatment by drilling thru the center top of the existing crown?
It cleans: Root canal treatment cleans out the bacteria inside the canals and seals the space to prevent bacteria from reinfecting it. When there no new bacterial keep reinfecting the area, the body's immune system wins by cleaning out the abscess outside of the canals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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