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I was wondering is it possible that a needed root canal can cause reoccuring tonsilitis?

I was wondering is it possible that a needed root canal can cause reoccuring tonsilitis?

Have root canal: A tooth that needs a root canal is an active infection and the body responds by increasing production of white blood cells and you can have an increase in size of the tonsils. I recommend you have the root canal done to eliminate further bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Chronic Pain (Definition)

classic definition is pain older than 6 months. More recent definitions: Pain beyond the normal healing period, pain associated with psychological impact. Any pain that started as acute after and injury to surgery, but continues beyond the healing ...Read more


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Is it possible that post-root canal infection will not recur when antibiotics have cleared it up?

No: If the antibiotic was caused by a flare-up post root canal, then it should be fine. However, if the infection was caused by bacteria that may still be in the tooth, or a missed canal, the infection can come back. If the tooth is not restored properly with a permanent filling, the infection can come back. If there is a cavity still present, the infection can come back. ...Read more

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Have been gradually feeling weaker, dizzy confusd, headache loss of balance since having root canal 3 yrs ago - could it be mercury or recur. infectn?

Have been gradually feeling weaker, dizzy confusd, headache loss of balance since having root canal 3 yrs ago - could it be mercury or recur. infectn?

Get it checked: It is not mercury. Dental amalgam does not cause those symptoms. It could be a recurrent infection or a TMJ problem. If you haven't done so, please have it checked by a dentist. Good Luck ...Read more

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I have severe pain after root canal/crown, how normal is this?

I have severe pain after root canal/crown, how normal is this?

It is normal: During the root canal therapy and crown preparation a lot of collateral tissue (gums, nerves, muscles) damage is done. The pain is a symptom of the affected tissue inflammation. Over the counter medications (aleeve, advil) for a few days will ameliorate the pain their anti-inflammatory effect. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration. ...Read more

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Severe pain after root canal. How long can it last if i'm on medication?

Severe pain after root canal. How long can it last if i'm on medication?

2 days: The root canal pain should be gone within the first 2 days, if not immediately. Consider consulting an endodontist for an evaluation if your root canal continues to be painful after 2 days. ...Read more

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Pain after root canal retreatment normal?

Pain after root canal retreatment normal?

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 more

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Will antibiotics help pain after root canal?

Will antibiotics help pain after root canal?

Root canal: Some pain is common after a root canal . If there is an active infection an antibiotic can help you heal. See the dentist that did the root canal about your pain and they will be the best one to answer your question. ...Read more

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White gums and pain after root canal, what is this?

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 more

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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?

Inflammation ?: After the second visit, the bone at the tip of the tooth may have become inflamed. There is also a very small chance there is a minor infection. Have your dentist evaluate the tooth. ...Read more

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