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Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?

Infections: The infections in the sinuses or the just finished root canal treatment either still there or did not go away completely , consult your doctor for treatment. Swollen lymph nodes are indicative of infections in the areas they drain.. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What are signs of infection after a root canal?

What are signs of infection after a root canal?

Pain, swelling: Common signs of infection after a root canal could be pain on biting, swelling on the area. If the root canal was recently completed, it may still be healing. ...Read more

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Had a root canal in a bicuspid, to be crowned. Recently the tooth and that side of my jaw feeling tired, sign of infection?

Had a root canal in a bicuspid, to be crowned. Recently the tooth and that side of my jaw feeling tired, sign of infection?

When was root canal?: How long ago was the root canal performed on the tooth? What is on the tooth now? Was the tooth infected at the time? Did you need antibiotics? Was it done by a specialist? Please make sure you have an x-ray before the crown is placed as soon as possible to prevent potential pain and swelling. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a root canal last week and nowmy jaw is swollen and I'm in a lot of pain. Xray doesn't show any sign of infection and my dentist sayshe can't do?

See an Endodontist: The key is to have an Endodontist with the diagnostic skills to be able to do a proper diagnosis of your problem. An endodontist is a dentist who has completed a 2 or 3 year specialty program about root canals. ...Read more

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How long does a jaw bone infection after root canal take to heal?

How long does a jaw bone infection after root canal take to heal?

Infection dependent: This depends on the size of the infection, the amount of time it has been present, the success of the root canal and the proper antibiotic used. Typically a week, give or take. ...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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If swelling goes down after root canal, is infection gone?

If swelling goes down after root canal, is infection gone?

Sign of healing: When swelling does down it means that the area is less inflamed which is a sign of healing. The infection may not be completely gone, but it is on its way out. ...Read more

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Does the pain after a pulpectomy end after the infection is cured or after the root canal procedure?

Does the pain after a pulpectomy end after the infection is cured or after the root canal procedure?

Yes and yes: When a tooth that is highly infected and has a root end abscess is treated endodonticly, the abscess is still present in the bone. It takes time for the body to heal ...Read more

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I had my molar crowned first, and did root canal from bottom of crown, because of infection, pain etc. After root canal, when do I know it went well?

About a week: A root canal from the bottom is typically done only after a conventional root canal treatment had been done. This procedure is called an apicoectomy. If this is your case, then your symptoms should resolve within a week. If a root canal was not done on that molar previously, you may want to see a specialist. ...Read more

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