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Doctor insights on: Root Canal Complications Symptoms

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I'm really concerned that i'm allergic to the root canal materials. How would i know and what would the symptoms be?

I'm really concerned that i'm allergic to the root canal materials. How would i know and what would the symptoms be?

Rare, but possible: Some people do have sensitivities to materials used in dentistry. There are a myriad of ingredients used, from the latex rubber in the dam, chlorine in the irrigants, materials in the sealers or fillers. The best way to know is to have an allergen test. Most materials are very safe for the vast majority of the population, so it would the rare but not unheard of. ...Read more

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My daughter is 16 and has a systemic illness. Her dentist says she needs a root canal. Will the root canal add complications to her illness?

My daughter is 16 and has a systemic illness. Her dentist says she needs a root canal. Will the root canal add complications to her illness?

Written clearance: You not disclose what her illness is. Speak with your MD and get a written clearance to give to the dentist prior to treatment. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to root canal and cavity fillings? What symptoms would you experience?

Can you be allergic to root canal and cavity fillings? What symptoms would you experience?

Possible: It is rare to have an allergic reaction to these dental materials. Look out for redness of the gums where the dental procedure was performed, a skin rash, drop in blood pressure, breathing characterized by wheezing and sometimes fainting. If this starts to occur, go straight to the emergency room. ...Read more

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If there is still infection after the root canal and antibiotics don't treat it, what are symptoms of it, and does that mean the infection has spread?

If there is still infection after the root canal and antibiotics don't treat it, what are symptoms of it, and does that mean the infection has spread?

Infection: Swelling/pain/fever are general signs of infection around the tooth or radiating to a adjacent area. Also a dental radiograph of the area would be very helpful to diagnose. ...Read more

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Began experiencing lupus symptoms following double root canal surgery. Considering having them removed by a biological dentist. Thoughts?

Not related: Root canal rx done to eliminate bacterial infection. Bacteria, and the materials used to seal the bacteria out of the teeth, does not cause the auto-immune disease lupus. You have been fed irrational and erroneous information. Please see rheumatologist to manage your lupus. If "biological dentist" had the answer, wouldn't that unproven path have been adopted the intellectually adept? ...Read more

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Root canal material leaked and caused heavy metal toxicity symptoms. what's the best way to detox once harmful material has been removed?

Root canal material leaked and caused heavy metal toxicity symptoms. what's the best way to detox once harmful material has been removed?

Hmmm: Please re-post your question with more information so that we can better answer your question. First, how do you know that actually happened? What was the Root Canal Material that leaked? Specifically what heavy metal was detected and by what means? What were your symptoms and how was the connection made between your symptoms and the RCT procedure? ...Read more

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What are possible complications of a chronic infection in the sinus because of a perforation from a root canal?

What are possible complications of a chronic infection in the sinus because of a perforation from a root canal?

See Endodontist : It depends upon what was placed into your sinus. If it was the disinfecting solution the denist uses to clean your canals then the sinus usually recovers with no intervention. However, if the 'filling material' of the root canal was placed in the sinus then you need the help of an oral surgeon or ent. Since you said this is 'chronic' i would suggest getting this looked at soon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about signs and symptoms for a root canal. So I am confused about this. How can my tooth nerve be dead if i didn't even feel anything?

Can you tell me about signs and symptoms for a root canal. So I am confused about this. How can my tooth nerve be dead if i didn't even feel anything?

Many signs: Root canal therapy is recommended for 2 reasons. First, when the pulp (nerve) is inflamed. Common signs are extreme sensitivty to cold or unprovoked pain. Second, if the pulp is dead. These are typically painless at first, but can progress to an abscess which could be painful with or without swelling. Either case can be biting tender. It is best to treadt it before it becomes an emergency. ...Read more

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