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White Gum After Root Canal
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
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
Not routine ... : But few questions I have can get the answer u want ... 1) is the root canal done by endodontist/specialist? Because they, might have used "rubber dam " where sometimes the clamping is slipped on to the gum line causing pain aferwards.. And its transient. 2) did u have any fistula/abscess/history of periodontal problem prior to the root canal. Since that can also contribute to the issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why after having a root canal would the same spot on my gum still hurt? Especially when i lay down?
What could be the cause of the swelling that I have in the gum around the area where i had a root canal?
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