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Pain After Root Canal Retreatment
Yes and No: You probably had you mouth open for quite a while and your muscle is sore. Your gum may be irritated from the clamp. The disinfectant used to clean the root canal can irritate as well. If you don't feel better after 2 days call your doctor (or sooner if you're concerned). Meanwhile, take whatever you dentist prescribed or Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours. You should not be in extreme pain, howeve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a retreat on a root canal that i had done previously. I have gone through 2 rounds of antibiotics, should i still be getting a fistula?
See below: Many variables, first that the tooth has a fracture and would be better served with an implant, second, incomplete or missing canals, dependent on the location of the tooth an apicoectomy may be beneficial, speak with your dentist or endodontist for complete understanding of your individual case. ...Read more
Should I seek emergency treatment for fever, chills and malaise after root canal retreat despite strong antibiotics?
I have a lot of pain and facial swelling from a root canal retreat. I was given penicillin v and metronidazole. When will the swelling go down?
Typically 3-7 days: Most advanced dental infections will take at least 2-3 days for antibiotics to start to have a positive effect. Depending on the progression and nature of the infection, this can take longer. One way to "get the upper hand" is to have a dentist make an incision and drain the swelling and greatly reduce the bacterial load. Facial swellings should be monitored as they can become quite serious. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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.
What is success rate for root canal re-treatment on a premolar? How long does re-treat procedure usually take? Are antibiotics given & for how long?
75% - 80%: The root canal re-treatment is identical procedure to the original root canal treatment. The success rate for a root canal re-treatment runs at around 75% - 80%. The root canal re-treatment is usually performed by an endodontist. Find an endodontist in your area. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My root canal got infected and i got a cheek inflamation. Igot it re-treated and a lot of draining was done. My cheek isless inflamed now. I am still on antibiotics. Is all ok?
Possibly: When did your dentist last see you? If it was when you were in the condition you are now and he felt comfortaable with you just maintaining the antibiotics. But, i suspect it has been a while and if that is the case, i suggest you return for him to check it out. The antibiotics should have suppressed the infection by now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Re-evaluate: Both root canal treatment and crown preparation are surgical procedures. Healing interval required. If pain not diminishing after 48 hours return to Dentist for reevaluation. May be anything from a crown that needs a minuscule occlusal adjustment, to a root canal that requires revision by an Endodontist. Don't hesitate to call your Dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's ok: When doing a root canal, your dentist places a clamp around your teeth, and sometimes this creates some gum pain for a few days after treatment. They also use some irrigation solutions that can cause the tissue to turn white. It is a temporary condition, and should soon resolve. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call your dentist, and they can coach you more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Throbbing pain after root canal normal? No prior pain before procedure or after 1st session. Only after 2nd session discomfort 2 days. What to do?
3 weeks after root canal retreatment i still have swelling and soreness. I just finished my 2nd round of antibiotics & steroids. Is this normal?
Severe pain after root canal sensative to hot cold n pressure still. On antibiotics for a week n vicodin for pain but still very painful what do I do?
Got trismus, TMJ, myofascial pain after root canal. Doc didn't take X ray, took very long to find root canals, injection wrong angle.Fault of dentist?
Fault?: Why did you need Root Canal Therapy in the first place? Related to your dental habits or fault of the dentist? Trismus, TMJ and subsequent myofascial pain was most likely precipitated by but not caused by a long visit with you mouth open wide. Sometimes it's difficult to locate or negotiate small or calcified root canals. Discuss with your own dentist and if your not satisfied, get 2nd opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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