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Stomach Problems During A Root Canal
I recently had a root canal and it got infected / I went to the doctors he gave me medicine that upset my stomach badly please I'm n pain what else can do?
Second opinion: In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary. Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion helps you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
Hi, I had a root canal done and I was prescribed Hydrocodone. I took it on an empty stomach and have vomited 6 times within 5 hours. Is this normal?
I have 2 pills left of my anitbiotic for a root canal. Having bad lower stomach pain. I believe now from antibiotic. Is advil ok for stomach pain?
Stomach pain: May be side effect of antibiotic, but do't stop taking unless your Dentist or specialist Endodontists says it's OK to quit early. Advil can cause stomach irritation. This is one of the few times when Tylenol may be a better alternative. Also consider yogurt to reestablish normal gut flora. ...Read more
During a teeth cleaning the nurse cut my gum. The next day my tooth was infected. No cavity or problem with tooth. Now a root canal? What happened?
Not related: Sometimes gums become inflamed, and when a cleaning is done, especially under the gum line, the infected gums will bleed. Teeth require RC treatment because of decay or, rarely, fracture or trauma. If gum disease severe you could have a combined Perio/Endo (gum/root canal) infection. Call your Dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Dental implants can take 9 months. During this time some other crown or root canal problem happens. Not good. Why so long for bone graft to get solid?
Bone grafts: It is what it is. Bone integration takes the body 4-6 months at least for enough integration to minimize chance of failure. Bone grafting around implant takes less but sufficient time needed. Other conditions such as irreversible inflammation of nerve of tooth, decay just don't take as long. Other procedures such as RCT or crowns take 1-2 visits generally. See comment below: ...Read more
Of course: Endodontics (root canal) should not be performed without a dam. The main advantage is that you are protected from the ingestion or the aspiration of small dental instruments, tooth fragments and irrigating solutions. Patients also increasingly appreciate the use of the rubber dam. ...Read more
Comfort zone: A root canal is a common dental procedure. Sedation dentistry is used to provide a safe, comfortable relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving any dental treatment. Depending on your degree of fear or anxiety, different levels of sedation may be required. Take care and have a comfortable experience. ...Read more
Remove the nerve: Root canal treatment is performed when the nerve tissue (pulp) of the tooth becomes infected or exposed. The infected or exposed nerve tissue in the inside of the tooth is removed with small files that go down in the canals of the root (s). The now empty space is filled with material to seal the end of the root from the inside of the tooth. ...Read more
Please notify: The dentist who did the procedure so that you can be evaluated further. ...Read more
During a root canal tip of the file broke off, now my face hurts when smiling and it feels like there is swelling of my face, don't know what to do!
Root canal treatment is the removal of the tissues inside the tooth including the nerve, and blood vessels (called the pulp) from the tooth and filling the space where the pulp was with a special filling material.
The procedure usually followed by a preparation for a crown. ...Read more
Novocaine not used..: In this modern age novocaine had been replaced by other more effective and safe anesthetics. A dentist usually will give local anesthetic to numb the tooth being treated. Please do not hesitate to have a root canal therapy done. The success rate is very high and you can keep the tooth. ...Read more
My wife suffered a sodium hypochlorite incident during a root canal. She was admitted the next day to the intensive care unit the irrigation solution was shot into an extra canal and came in contact with vital tissue that caused massive swelling. She ha
Don't worry: Although this is a very unfortunate incident, it is important that you don't panic. The swelling and the bruising will get better, with time. Make sure that you follow your dentists/doctor's instructions. You many want to ask for a referral to an endodontist just for follow up, although not much can be done at this point, than let time heal the area, and it will. ...Read more
Yes: If you are not numb enough you may experience pain. Usually the local is plenty. ...Read more