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Infection In Tooth With Root Canal
Root canal or tooth extraction and health. What are chronic problems associated with root canals or tooth extractions?
Usually none. : Usually no chronic problems are associated with root canal therapy. However, if you extract a tooth & do not replace it, then you may have drifting, shifting, and malocclusion of your other teeth. This could be considered a chronic complication of unreplaced extracted teeth. If root canals are done properly and subsequently restored, chronic conditions are not normally found . Take care... ...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
Yes : A tooth with a root canal can still abscess for several reasons. Root canals are not 100% successful although there is a high success rate. In addition there may be other factors contributing to the infection such as a possible fracture. If the infection continues it should be reevaluated so that a decision can be made to either retreat it conventionally, do an apicoectomy or extract the tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: You can get decay under your crown and the crown may need to be replaced. Because you have had a root canal you would not have pain or sensitivity if there is decay in the crowned tooth so make sure you have regular dental care so any problem can be detected early and be fixable so you do not loose your tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Decay at tooth margin causing an abscess. Dentist wants to decrease infection with antibiotic before possible root canal retreatment. Good idea?
Would you recommend root canal or an extraction on an infected molar k9 tooth that has coronal leakage and soft dentin. Thanks.?
Seen dentist today, nerve in upper front tooth dead, tooth discoloured and infected. Need root canal. I have pain in both ears. Tooth related??
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.
A back tooth can have 3 tooth roots. So, the dental implant itself is one "root" for that tooth replacement?
Implant: Ideally we would put one implant per root,. but besides the cost involved,factors such as the size of the implant, as well as the surgical space and restorative space, distance between teeth , dictate and necessitate the placement of one implant. this is not always the case but the majority. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can a tooth broken to the gumline with out
alot of structure left be saved with a root canal and post/core?
Of course: Teeth which are broken off at the gum-line can many times be saved and restored to function and natural appearance. It is also cost effective and less than removing the tooth, placing an implant. Proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for an exam and x-rays. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
How toothache can cause sinusitis , with knowing the tooth with root canal treatment (upper right first molar)?
Not unusual: The roots of the upper first molar are often very close in proximity to the maxillary sinus. A sinus infection can cause a toothache, and a tooth infection can cause sinus pain. Or the two can occur independently. This tooth is the most common one for a root canal to fail due to its complexity. Seek evaluation by an endodontist, preferably one with 3-d imaging (cbct). Usually treatable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Removes the nerve: A root canal removes the nerve, blood vessels, lymphatics and other dead cells in the center of the tooth. After the root canal is done, the tooth will not be sensitive to hot, cold or sweets. The tooth needs a root canal because the "nerve" of the tooth has died, liquefied and drained to the tip of the root can has attracted bacteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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