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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?
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?
Probably not.: Endodontists rarely put teeth. He will probably send you back to your general dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more
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?
Root canal: For specific info about your case, I suggest asking the endodontist or oral surgeon who treated you. ...Read more
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
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 more
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 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
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?
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 more
How long after root canal infection will jaw bone build back up? Had retreat, xrays showed some bone gone due to bacteria. Dentist:it will grow back.
Bone regrows: With retreatment the rootcanal success is approx. 70%. The bone can regenerate in approx. 8 weeks. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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