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Decay at tooth margin causing an abscess. Dentist wants to decrease infection with antibiotic before possible root canal retreatment. Good idea?

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In brief: Yes

If your dentist said so I would agree.

In brief: Yes

If your dentist said so I would agree.
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Dr. Jerry Brown
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Rt Canal Retreatment

Good day; Decay around the margin would not effect a need for endodontic retreatment of the tooth.
Typical retreatment and antibiotic medication are usually initiated simultaneously causing the swelling and discomfort to diminish.

In brief: Rt Canal Retreatment

Good day; Decay around the margin would not effect a need for endodontic retreatment of the tooth.
Typical retreatment and antibiotic medication are usually initiated simultaneously causing the swelling and discomfort to diminish.
Thank

In brief: Of Course

Always a great idea to decrease an infection.
Did the decay cause a gingival abscess or has the decay entered the canal itself? If into the canal, it's not a possible root canal, it's a necessary root canal. Let your dentist evaluate and provide appropriate care.

In brief: Of Course

Always a great idea to decrease an infection.
Did the decay cause a gingival abscess or has the decay entered the canal itself? If into the canal, it's not a possible root canal, it's a necessary root canal. Let your dentist evaluate and provide appropriate care.
Thank
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