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Infection In Tooth After Root Canal
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needing expert help. I have root canal done 50hour ago. Can i smoke or it will lead to an tooth infection?
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 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
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?
See an endodontist: With proper care, even teeth that have had old root canal treatment can last a lifetime. An additional endodontic procedure may be able to support healing and save your tooth. If you have pain or discomfort in a previously treated tooth, talk to an endodontist about re-treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had a root canal and my tooth infection has got worse. I'm taking amoxicillin still but what should I do?
See Endodontist: for evaluation. Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing complications after root canal treatment and use advanced special equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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