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Root Canal Bump On Gum
Had root canal small bump on gum looks pulse like is that normal do I need more antibotics before getting crown i don't want tooth pulled no pain are?
NEED FURTHER INVESTI: After doing root canal if you have a pulsating bump either ou may have a periodontal problem on that tooth or infection under the tooth is trying to drain. Without further evaluation by dentist or endodontist it will wrong to make any suggestions. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Root canal done 4 yrs ago, bump on gum appeared 2 years ago. Changes in size often, hurts to touch, fills with fluid then drains. Red & white in color?
Abscess: You should have had that abscess addressed two years ago. It is now well established and may have caused significant loss of bone at the apex of that tooth. Please have the tooth evaluated by an endodontist to determine what might be amiss and if the tooth can be retreated and saved. All the best... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a painful bump on my gum last night where I need a root canal done now this morning my face is swollen! Why is that? Can my tooth be saved?
I have a slight swelling at the base of a 2 year old crown and root canal...no discharge or pain. Not red or white bump just larger than other gums .
Many possibilities: Possibilities include, but not limited to, failed root canal, fractured tooth, recurrent decay, food impaction, gum abscess, traumatic incident, burn, etc. please see your Dentist for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan. Don't try to self-diagnose and self-treat. Get professional help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Root canals performed by well trained endodontists have patients which may experience pain after a week. Have it reevaluated. Fractures may sometimes be present but undetected. Additionally there may be additional canals present which are difficult to detect. A cbct scan can aid in determining whether or not these issues are present. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have a small cavity right next to my gum, does that mean i will need it pulled or a root canal?
Possibly neither one: ....... If the cavity is of a small size, your dentist can most likely fix it with a simple filling. If the cavity is penetrating deeper, then you might need a root canal treatment, followed by a crown. And if the caviry is encompassing major area of your tooth that renders it un-restorable, ....Then you should think about having it removed (atraumatically), and later on implant and a new crown. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
New crown (root canal). Gums in front of it are now very low. Can suck air in thru that space (not like this pre-crown). What possible causes & fixes?
Gums around crown: This may be a temporary alteration in the contours of the crown related to the process of preparation, impression taking, temporization and cementation or...It may be related to the contours of the new crown as compared to the contours of the old one. This should be discussed with the dentist who has been treating you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That's strange: Bleeding from the gums is not common after a root canal, especially 3 weeks after. It could be an unrelated problem, but you should definitely return to your dentist to have it evaluated. Most bleeding gum problems are due to an irritation in the area like plaque accumulation or a rough filling. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Be patient 7-10 days: During the root canal therapy a lot of collateral tissue (gums, nerves, muscles) damage is done. The swelling is a symptom of the affected tissue inflammation. Over the counter medications (Aleeve, Advil) for a few days will ameliorate the pain and swelling. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Root Canal: If the rct was uneventful then the sensitive gums are most probably due to recession of the tissue exposing root surface that can be very sensitive. If it feels like pressure is building up or the gum tissue under the rct tooth is sensitive to biting or touch then you need to see the treating dentist to evaluate the issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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