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Doctor insights on: Problems After A Root Canal

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Is it uncommon to develop chronic sinusitis problems after a root canal?

Is it uncommon to develop chronic sinusitis problems after a root canal?

RCT/sinusitis?: Yes it is uncommon but can and does happen. Should be evaluated by both an Endodontist and ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do about this problem with tooth after root canal treatment?

What can I do about this problem with tooth after root canal treatment?

Go back to dentist: while your question was very vague, the answer is easy. If you are still having a problem with a tooth after having a root canal go back to the dentist. If you no longer have confidence in your original dentist than get a second opinion. ...Read more

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After a root canal treatment, I am worried about using clindamycin. There are warnings about intestinal problems and clostridium difficile. Symptoms may occur weeks after use.Should I use it?

After a root canal treatment, I am worried about using clindamycin. There are warnings about intestinal problems and clostridium difficile. Symptoms may occur weeks after use.Should I use it?

See below: What you state in your question is correct. You should still take the Clindamycin prescribed for you. You should also take a high dose probiotic like vsl#3 plus florastor to prevent antibiotic associated and c. Difficile diarrhea. If you develop diarrhea during or after treatment have your stool checked for c. Difficile toxin. Do not take Imodium (loperamide) or lomotil. ...Read more

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Root canal problems! please help! any suggestions?

Root canal problems! please help! any suggestions?

See an endodontist: Without any specifics, the best suggestion I can make is to see a specialist who just does root canal - an endodontist. You may even want to consider going to one of the dental schools in Texas and have the professors who teach endodontics, evaluate your problems. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you tell if there is a problem if you had root canal?

Pain pain pain pain: Pain pain pain and possibly fever, nasty taste in your throat from swallowing pus, . ...Read more

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If root canal not fixing the problem, what are the alternatives?

If root canal not fixing the problem, what are the alternatives?

RCT failures: 1. Rct retreatment- especially when the tooth is otherwise healthy & the rct filling(s) appear less than ideal on x-rays. 2. Apicoectomy-especially when the tooth is otherwise healthy, and an infection or cyst present. 3. Extraction-when the tooth has poor bone support, periodontal disease, fragile, lacks adequate healthy tooth structure, calcified canals, short roots, root or crown fracture, etc. ...Read more

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I started root canal a year ago but haven't completed it yet what precaution can I take to avoid disease at present. It isnt causing me any problem ?

Wait and watch: An root canal should be finished in close proximity to the time that it was started. Leaving it half completed is like waiting for the time bomb to go off. Since the nerve is no longer present, chances are the pain is less, but the source of the original infection is probably still present. See your dentist asap. ...Read more

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Will root canal affect or cause any problem on nearby tooth?

Will root canal affect or cause any problem on nearby tooth?

No, it will not.: If done properly a root canal will have no adverse effect on neighboring teeth. However, it you need a root canal and do not get it done, the resulting infection could damage neighboring teeth. Bottom line - if you need it get the root canal done. ...Read more

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Cold test on tooth, recently filled, hurt a lot, but nothing else indicates a problem. Do I need a root canal, or could it be something else?

Cold test on tooth, recently filled, hurt a lot, but nothing else indicates a problem. Do I need a root canal, or could it be something else?

Healing: Especially if cavity was deep, may take considerable time to become comfortable. Cold sensitivity better than hot. Discuss this w your Dentist who knows you better than we do. Root canal treatment is an option, but may not be necessary. Give it time. ...Read more

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I am having problems with my front tooth/root canal, what can I do?

I am having problems with my front tooth/root canal, what can I do?

Go back: See your dentist and have it re evaluated. If done recently it may be hitting heavy on your tooth causing you the discomfort. If it's been awhile the tooth could be cracked. Any diagnosis needs an evaluation and x-ray. ...Read more

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