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Retreat Root Canal
I'm faced with the choice of getting a tooth extracted or trying apico surgery on retreated root canal. Which one should ichoose?
Risk vs Reward: A published statistical analysis of that question reveals specific pre-existing conditions that influence the outcome of apicoectomies. I suggest you visit your local endodontist to review your specific case to see which of these factors are causing the conventional treatment to fail and how they will influence the outcome of the surgical process. Good luck -. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Small abcess got root canal abcess is way bigger he put me on clindamycin so does that mean if the infection goes away the retreated root canal worked?
Six weeks ago, I had a retreatment root canal for tooth number 30. Since then the tooth doesn't hurt, but the gum below has some swelling and burning sensation. What Should I do?
See the denist: Molar root canals can be difficult to treat given the size and nature of infection. If there is still infection present then it might require a surgical procedure know as an apicoectomy. It could also be something else. It is important to consult the person who performed the root canal to figure out what's going on. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My endodonist did retreatment root canal and a few days later I woke up with swollen cheek could this be from him not allowing it to drain properly?
Had root canal 3 weeks ago to tooth #14. It's still sore. Tried antibiotics and bite adjustment. Is it too soon for retreatment of root canal?
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
I know I have an infection from the retreatment of the root canal but what caused it 3 days after the procedure?
How long after a retreatment of a root canal with a temporary filling, can you eat on that side/tooth?
Tomorrow, I will see an endodontist due to a fistula. If he cannot retreat the root canaled tooth will he pull it out or farm me out to someone else?
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
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
Do you know are implants an option only if the initial root canal fails or can you still have implants after a root canal retreatment fails?
Both are ok: Replacement of a bad tooth with an implant is possible after either scenario. Some variables to consider are the amount of bone present to support the implant, your bite, position of other teeth, and other factors. Seek a consultation for a good implant surgeon. Periodontists or oral surgeons are a good place to start. You might consider getting an endodontist's opinion on saving your teeth. ...Read more
I got an old root canal retreated this past tues due to abscess. Dr put meds and temp crown on it til appt in 2 wks. Abscess seems worse. Normal?
Endo retreatment: Whenever an n old root canal is retreated, it is normal for the tooth to be more sensitive than before. The removal of the root canal filling is more laborious that taking out the pulp tissues. It is always possible to take the files outside of the root into the surrounding bone and cause some post op pain. Continue the medication as prescribed and check back with the dentist if symptoms worsen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer