Tooth abscess in root canal

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Hello, There are various causes of dental abscess after root canal. Improperly done root canal, cracked or perforated root, reinfection, faulty crown etc are few of them. An improperly done root canal is the commonest cause of abscess after root canal. It may happen that the canals may be very curved or the filling may extend up to the tip and may fall short.
I think bacteria (germs) might have entered your teeth after root canal treatment and therefore your tooth become abscessed. An abscessed tooth is a condition with an infection in the pulp. If pulp becomes infected, it needs to be removed. Since, you already get an appointment of after two weeks, you can ask him for the antibiotics meanwhile.
I had a root canal done on tooth #29 about ten years ago after an injury to the tooth. All seemed well until I noticed a swelling under this tooth a few weeks ago that hurt when pressed. I called the dentist and was told I had an abscess. She prescribed me 150mg Clindamycin over ten days for the infection and referred me to an endodontist. The endodontist retreated the root canal a couple weeks later. A few hours after the retreated root canal became horribly painful and I noticed some swelling.
they only thing to get rid of the abscess is to take antibiotics to get rid of the infection and after baby is born they may have to do a root canal or pull tooth all together. mine had to be pulled out. but definitely get it checked out i was told by my dentist that it can get bad enough and get into your blood stream...
Warm salt-water rinses and over-the-counter pain relievers may relieve the toothache and fever. A root canal may be recommended in an attempt to save the tooth. In severe infection extraction may be necessary. Keep me posted with more queries. Best luck and regards!
The treatment can be decided only after in you whether you will need root canal or extraction. Dental cavities if left untreated can lead to serious complications like dental abscess or spread of infection to surrounding structures. For more queries and concerns visit your dentist and get evaluated. Hope it helps. Best wishes and regards!
A tooth abscess is usually a complication of tooth decay. In a dental abscess, or tooth abscess there is accumulation of pus inside the teeth or gums. The abscess usually originates from a bacterial infection and is mostly caused by a dental infection. The common presenting complaints are severe toothache, breath odour, fever, pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling of gums, swollen glands etc.
go to the dentist so they can clean it and find out what is going. you will lose your teeth if you don't do this sounds like you are in need of a root canal on that tooth.
Persistent pain after a root canal can be due to inflammation of adjacent tissues, irritation of periodontal ligament, periapical abscess or in few cases a failed root canal. These are only a few possibilities. See a dentist and get evaluated. Best wishes and regards!
Do you think this is a definite sign of a tooth abscess due to the trauma of the crown? When I called about the appointment, they were already talking about the possibility of being referred to an endodontist for a potential root canal. Is this my only option? Can I not just kill off the infection with antibiotics? I broke the bank on the crown (no dental insurance), and I simply cannot afford another expensive procedure.
Hi there, Some pain and discomfort is common after a root canal treatment. There may be formation of a periapical abscess as a result of the initial infection due to bacteria during the endodontic procedure. There may be formation of a tooth abscess or inflammation of adjacent tissues due to increased blood flow during the healing process of the infected tissues. A failed root canal is another possibility.
It could be a dental infection/abscess and in that case, it is highly advised to see what the problem is and to resolve it. Antibiotics most likely will not fix the problem. A root canal or extraction may be needed.
If there is an infection in the area and its been there for that many years, it is definitely best to have the root canal done. The root canal consists of removing the infected tissue and placing a filling material to seal the root tip so the infection won't spread. It is definitely more risky to not treat the problem and possibly develop an abscess.
If the quality of root canal is optimal,there is really nothing we can do. Root fracture generally yields much more discofmort and abscess after a while. Maybe it takes more time to get complete healing in your case. Sorry, I don't have any solution at present time.
The infection was treated and so I went to the dentist again and had a 3D x ray taken and it showed the root on my molar with the root canal was fractured. It was recommended that the root canal tooth be extracted and that I get a dental implant. I just want piece of mind that this is a good idea as I am scared to death about these procedures.
I sent you a reply saynono I went to see a root canal specialist today and when he took x-ray of the three teeth. He was in shock. He said what the old dentist did to these teeth shouldn't even be called root canal. He left so many canals untreated and drilled through where there were nerve. I'm gonna try to check with a lawyer if I have a case... has anyone been in a similar situation?
I went to the dentist last sunday with an abscess tooth which is going to have to be a root canal started taking amoxicillin mon its now friday and still swollen no sign of abscess subsiding quite painful still planning to go to doctor or dentist tomorrow are there any symptoms i shoud be worried about and maybe go to emergency
see both then make a choice endo and a surgeon thats what I did and made the choice for the tooth to be removed and an implant put in. I made the right choice in my case the tooth could not be saved and the implant is amazing better than my real tooth. I chose the later after hearing there was no garantee another root canal would take and if it did maybe for a year or two and I did not want to go to one then have the other a few years later.
my dentist says he cant check the root canal work done previously until the infection clears., i am so worried about loosing my tooth. when will the anti botics start to work. i look forward to hearing from you, many thanks.
In Aug 2007 I had my first root canal on my back left molar. I had a major abscess and a hidden root that my endodontist found. He said the RCT went perfectly and I was good to go. But I still feel some pressure on that side of my mouth in that area. Also when I press on my tooth with my tongue I can still feel the pressure of it. Sometimes its more sore than other times. When I sleep on that side of my face, I sometimes wake up and it will ache for a couple of hours.
He said that he's got a tooth abscess in a healthy tooth and that the tooth should be extracted. He said it is unusual in cats and that they don't know the cause. He also suggested some antibiotics for a few days before the surgery to help with the infection. Just wondering if it is worth trying to save the tooth. Go through the course of antibiotics and see if he gets better. My vet made me feel like I was just being cheap and that conventional wisdom is to just remove the tooth.
So x-rays were taken and he said the nerve was calcified and I needed a root canal. In looking at the x-rays, the two teeth next to it also had calcified root canals. I asked what causes it, and he said possibly age (I'm 66). He said there was some softening of the tooth around the filling, and possbily the filling was loose and bacteria got in there. I have had a lot of dental work, almost all crowns, and many root canals. I'm just hesitant to do a root canal on an otherwise ok tooth.
I've had a tooth abscess since the beginning of this year sometime. I went to the ER because my jaw had become so swollen that it was completely ridiculous. They gave me penicillin which I took (28 pills, 3 times a day with food). When I finished that bottle I realized that there was still a sort of blister on my gum even though it was much smaller than it used to be.
I went to the ER and got the abscess lanced to relieve some of the pressure. I went to my dentist and received a partial root canal. I am feeling no pain in my mouth and the swelling is all gone. Now I'm not sure if the infection is in my heart. I don't know what the symptoms are, but I am feeling soreness in my left arm, and every now and then I feel pain in my shoulder.
Hi. Yesterday I had a root canal on my top right incisor. The tooth had apprently died and had been giving me pain and mild swelling (particularly a 'bump' on my gum that made it feel like i had a constant air bubble trapped in my top lip), as an infection had taken hold and an abscess had formed at the tooth root (which, via x-ray, was shown to be the cause of the bump on the gums).
My grandmother had an abscess tooth, it was treated with a root canal and currently it's been three weeks after the treatment, and she's still feeling extreme pain and numbess in her lower jaw-half of her chin and lip. Her lymph glands are very swollen. She's taking an antibiotic but needs to know if there's any type of emergency fix because her next appointment isn't until next Thursday and she wants to know if there is any alternative, faster treatment for this.
I had a root canal 4 weeks ago on #31-the tooth had been infected for 3 months and I couldn't get my dentist to believe me-he sent me to an endo for #30 because he had redone the crown on it and I was still having pain-a few days later #31 abbcessed-the endo says the tooth is still healing after the rc-he says there may still be some pulp and nerve in the canal but the body will take care of it-I have a dull ache most of the time and it wakes me up if I lay down-am I going to lose the tooth?
I had a root canal on molar 14 in 1989 followed by a crown. About 4 weeks ago, I went to my dentist for an abscess that developed on the gum next to this molar. An x-ray revealed infection. I've been on penicillin for 3 weeks and seeing an endo on Friday to have it evaluated. So far, my dentist said I may have to get the root canal redone. When I asked him if this would save the tooth, he said not necessarily. So, if I have the tooth extracted, what can be done to fill the void?
Problem would be the restoration is too heavy and needs to be ground down to correct the bite. 3) The tooth had bone lose before the root canal due to periodontal disease, and the tooth should never have had a root canal.
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