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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?

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?

Re-evaluation: Re-evaluation, not necessarily retreatment. Were you infected before the root canal? Was the tooth traumatized (might be fractured)? Are all canals accounted for and filled adequately? If your pain continues, then a second opinion by an endodontist might be in order. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How happens when you go in for retreated root canal soreness?

How happens when you go in for retreated root canal soreness?

Depends: It depends upon what the dentist finds wrong. The possibilities include watching the tooth, apex surgery, retreating the root canal, or extraction. ...Read more

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I know I have an infection from the retreatment of the root canal but what caused it 3 days after the procedure?

I know I have an infection from the retreatment of the root canal but what caused it 3 days after the procedure?

Infection: The infection that lead to needing to retreat the root canal may still be outside the root. Call the dentist and indicate what you are feeling you may need to be on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long after a retreatment of a root canal with a temporary filling, can you eat on that side/tooth?

How long after a retreatment of a root canal with a temporary filling, can you eat on that side/tooth?

Root canal: For specific info about your case, I suggest asking the endodontist or oral surgeon who treated you. ...Read more

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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 more

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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 more

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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?

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?

Swelling post endo: Its possible that residual infection outside the tooth that lead to needing to retreat the root canal has flared up contact the endodontist to let them know what is going on. ...Read more

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Had retreatment of two root canals...Having heat sensitivity with one of the molars treated-shouldn't tooth be "dead" now, not sensitive?

Had retreatment of two root canals...Having heat sensitivity with one of the molars treated-shouldn't tooth be "dead" now, not sensitive?

Endo retreat pain: Root canal retreatments are about 60-80% successful. A flare-up--sensitivity to thermal changes or pain when biting--are very possible. If you were prescribed antibiotics and/or pain medication take them as directed. If pain persists return to your treating dentist for follow-up. ...Read more

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Abcess on a tooth. Retreated with a 2nd root canal and antibiotic. I still have temporary filling. Want to get pregnant asap. Can I start trying now?

Abcess on a tooth. Retreated with a 2nd root canal and antibiotic. I still have temporary filling. Want to get pregnant asap. Can I start trying now?

Probably: If the root canal has been deemed successful by the dentist, I can't think of a reason not to get pregnant. Has a crown or cover for the tooth been suggested? ...Read more

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After a re-treat on a root canal only 3 months old-- will lthe crown be saved?

Yes: If the crown is good and cemented in the retx of root canal can be done thru the top of the crown and then filled with a tooth colored filling. ...Read more

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Should I seek emergency treatment for fever, chills and malaise after root canal retreat despite strong antibiotics?

Should I seek emergency treatment for fever, chills and malaise after root canal retreat despite strong antibiotics?

Signs of Infection: Including fever, chills and malaise. You have an infection and you should contact your endodontist or dentist immediately to ensure the infection does not spread or lead to additional complications. ...Read more

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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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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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I'm wondering how long can you put off a root canal retreatment?

Not for long: You can probably put it off for a little bit, but beware that if it flares up, it may require emergency surgery and you will lose your tooth. Only your endodontist knows if it's advisable to put off the procedure. ...Read more

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Is it true that a root canal retreatment is more painful than the original root canal?

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False, painless: Fortunately, with Modern Dentistry, the root canal treatment or re-treatment procedure is painless. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a root canal retreatment more painful than the original root canal?

It depends: A root canal tx. Is usually painless unless there is a lot of infection involved which will make getting anesthetized more difficult and subsequently cause more discomfort. ...Read more

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Ideas? What options are availiable if a root canal retreatment fails?

Re-treat or extract: Re-treatment, including possibility of cutting off the tip of the root (apex resection). Or extractoin of the tooth. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the side of your face to swell up the day after your root canal is retreated?

It can happen: You may be experiencing what's called a flare-up. It happens up to 13% of the time following root canal. They are more common with retreatment root canals and teeth that have larger areas of inflammation around the root tip. There can be an exaggerated immune response to debris or bacteria at the root tip. You may require further cleaning of the root canal or an antibiotic if you are febrile. ...Read more

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I had a root canal that was infected retreated two days ago. How long will I be in this horrible pain?

Pain: Should begin easing off about now. Are you taking antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, analgesics? Have you seen a specialist Endodontist? ...Read more

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Will a root canal hurt?

Will a root canal hurt?

It shouldn't: People will often hear horror stories around the water cooler about root canals. There are plenty of situations where a patient comes to a root canal specialist in pain. Our job is to take the pain away, not cause it. We will get you numb. Test you to make sure you're numb. If for some reason you have a "hot" tooth and need more anesthetic raise up your left hand. We will stop and get u more numb. ...Read more

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What is the root canal?

Root canal: Is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead extraction. If a tooth can be saved with a good prognosis, the root canal is the treatment of choice. Root canal treatment is done under profound local anesthetic. It doesn’t hurt more than a filling or any other dental procedure. ...Read more

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Does a root canal hurt?

Speak with dentist: The dentist will use a local to numb the area. Prior to this a topical is placed in the area to try to superficially numb the area to feel the needle less. If needed nitrous oxide can be utilized to calm any fears or the dentist can prescribe a low dose of valium to allay any anxiety. You will be fine. ...Read more

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How painful is a root canal?

See dentist ASAP: The dentist will try to make you as comfortable as possible. If you feel that you have anxiety prior to the visit, the dentist can prescribe an oral sedative or nitrous oxide can be used. It is important to bring a driver for both of these suggestions. It is also relevant to state, that it is much more comfortable to treat a tooth that does not have a raging infection, see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Old root canal are breaking?

See your DDS: According to the literature published by the dental association posterior teeth with previous root canal treatment have a six times great risk of fracturing if not covered by a crown for various reasons. I suggest that all posterior teeth that have root canal be restored appropriately within 30 days of root canal completion to avoid breakage. See your DDS for help. ...Read more