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Problems After A Root Canal
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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