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How can a root canal stop the pain from a tooth abscess?

How can a root canal stop the pain from a tooth abscess?

It cleans: Root canal treatment cleans out the bacteria inside the canals and seals the space to prevent bacteria from reinfecting it. When there no new bacterial keep reinfecting the area, the body's immune system wins by cleaning out the abscess outside of the canals. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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I had a tooth abscess , then root canal, but the abscess has not completely gone.

I had a tooth abscess , then root canal, but the abscess has not completely gone.

See your dentist: He/she must be certain that the infection is fully eliminated before the tooth is restored with final restoration. If the infection remains it increases the risk of post treatment pain and root canal failure. See your dentist for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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Had severe tooth abscess 3 months ago, was treated w/ root canal and was fine and now that tooth is painful again. Did the abscess return?

Had severe tooth abscess 3 months ago, was treated w/ root canal and was fine and now that tooth is painful again. Did the abscess return?

Maybe: You can get the answer by going back to the dentist that did the root canal. They are over 90% effective... But sometime further treatment may need to be done... The root may need re-treatment... Maybe an antibiotic would work or a retro fill will work.. Talk with your dentist who can see an x-ray a determine the best course of action.. ...Read more

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Is there a way to find out why did the tooth abscess form when there is no root canal to be infected?

Periodontal abscess: An abscessed tooth with a nerve or root canal infected would need a root canal and termed endodontal abscess. An abscessed tooth with severe bone loss and gum disease would be called periodontal abscess. Treatment would be debridement, laser, occlusal adjustment, and followed up. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a tooth abscess to make you feel dizzy. My dentist told me i need a root canal due a deep cavity although it was filled.

Is it possible for a tooth abscess to make you feel dizzy.  My dentist told me i need a root canal due a deep cavity although it was filled.

Possible: A tooth infection can effects your whole body. If you have had this infection for a long time than it may effect your immune system and a range of different symptoms. See a dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Dental abscess after root canal, what to do?

Call dentist: I would call the dentist who treated the root canal, tell him you have pain and swelling? And he will probably prescribe an antibiotic for you. He may also have you return to the office for an evaluation to determine if you need any medications. But call the doctor first. ...Read more

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What can I do about a recurring dental abscess after root canal?

Fracture: If antibiotics have already been prescribed, it is possible that your tooth is fractured. You should be evaluated by the endodontist or your dentist. ...Read more

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Could getting root canal on abscessed tooth hurt?

Could getting root canal on abscessed tooth hurt?

Should not: To the contrary, the root canal should relieve the pain! proper anesthesia should prevent pain during the procedure! ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Achong
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Tooth Abscess (Definition)

A tooth or dental abcess is an infected tooth. The tooth can become infected by a caries ( decay) or by trauma, or through a gum infection or some other way. A tooth abcess may be life threatening so it should be taken care of asap. A dentist will recommend extraction or root ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dental Abscess (Definition)

A dental abscess happens from 3 main causes. 1) trauma 2) decay 3) periodontal disease. The first two are easier to treat. When a tooth has an abscess with a periodontal component the outcomes can be successful, but ...Read more