Abscess after root canal symptoms

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Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn Problems can occur immediately after a root canal or even months or years later. Proponents have no science to back up their safety claims but, instead, use self-serving testimonials from dentists who use it without any input from the patient...'cause they never told the patient.
Avatar n tn I had a root canal done about a year ago on a bottom molar. Right after the root canal, I changed jobs and no longer had dental insurance. I never went back and got the crown that I needed. Now a new dentist is telling me that the tooth needs to be re-treated because there is a cotton ball still in there and the temporary filling is no longer completely sealing the tooth.
Avatar m tn I wanted to know if these symptoms were brain abscess symptoms. I am a bit of a hypacondriact and I always think the worst is happening when it's usually very normal issues. IE if i have slight chest pain, I will think I have heart issues. That sort of thing. I think maybe my anxiety is getting the better of me. Any help would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn If both the specialist and dentist feel that it isn't possible, then I'd go to your primary care physician to see what may be the cause of your symptoms. As I said before, if the root canal was done, it should take care of the infection so its most likely not a cause but I understand that the timing of your fever and headache makes you believe so. Again, you should probably see your primary care physician to get it checked out.
Avatar m tn Hi, I had crown done following the root canal treatment on 14th tooth 3 years ago due to a regular recurring abscess. After the root canal treatment and crown, i used to get abscess at exactly the same location every now and then but that time with no pain. A month ago the abscess recurred again after a long while, so i went to a dentist (a different this time since i have moved places). He suggested that the previous root canal was not done properly and that the crown had to be removed.
Avatar f tn Okay. Thanks so much. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Avatar n tn Thermal sensitivity and discomfortable biting are probably associated with occlusal interference. Occlusal adjustment can generally eliminate the symptoms. Gum abscess may result from periodontal or periapical infection. Seeing a periodontist to evaluate periodontal condition is advised.
Avatar f tn When I went back yesterday he said that as I am no longer sensitive to cold (or heat) with pain then I have an abscess and will also need a root canal done. He put me on antibiotics. How does he know the abscess is in the root and not the gum (I don't have any visible or tactile swelling except for the feeling of a raised tooth which I have had for 2.5 weeks), and couldn't the lack of sensitivity be because the dynamics of the injury has changed?
Avatar n tn This all started because I visited a dentist and after taking an xray he noticed I had an abscess on #13, which he thought was caused from an infection on #12 which I had a root canal done on 2 yrs. No symptoms from # 13. He performed the root canal and started a crown on #14. That night I was in a lot of pain and it seemed to be originating from #14, so I went to my endodontist and he performed an open and med. Root canal is incomplete on 14.
Avatar m tn The tooth may have died after the injury and now its infected. A root canal is most likely to save the tooth. But you'll need to evaluate to see if the abscess has spread.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn It turned out to be a very large abscess of 2 teeth, so big, that the dentist and his partner at first told me it was way to big to be an abscess and had to take repeated x-rays to identify it. I am on antibiotics and they told me with a root canal my teeth could be saved. My question is, after 3 years of ignoring this very large abscess, I am being checked for MS because of transient double and blurred vision along with other nerve and muscle probems as well as just generally not feeling well.
Avatar f tn A couple of years ago I had a bad root canal. I will spare the details but the tooth never stopped hurting, dentist didn't believe me, etc. I believe it's likely the molar was literally infected for years. So fast forward to a couple of weeks ago. The majority of the tooth broke off. I saw a dentist last Tuesday, 6 days ago. They pulled the tooth on the spot. Three days later I developed dry socket. Lots of pain, lots of swelling, back to the dentist.
Avatar m tn I had root canal done on the second from the back, upper jaw molar about 2 years ago. Due to moving interstate a different dentist finished the work and gave me my permanent crown. At the time he said it looked really clean, no infection and that the previous dentist had done a good job. It has however always felt a little odd and sensitive touching the area above the crown, since it was put in.
Avatar f tn The throbbing pain stopped, but the tooth is still sensitive to pressure after 6 weeks, and I called to see if they thought that a root canal was needed. All the symptoms of still needing a root canal are there, such as percussion pain etc, and my tooth has a smell about it. So I have decided to have the root canal which I am having tomorrow. The issue is the tooth is sensitive when i push on the inside of the cusps, and I worry about a crack.
Avatar f tn He said a upper tooth on that side showed infection and it had already had a root canal and crown, so he retreated the tooth. He said the tooth smelled horrible while he was cleaning it out. He wasn't going to put me on antibiotics but I kind of insisted. It has been several weeks and the nodes in my neck are still swollen and now the ones under my jaw are swelling up and I have stiffness at the base of the back of my head and neck..
Avatar n tn I had the same symptoms after my root canal. I was in SEVER pain. I was given a pain reliever and was told to put a heating pad on my jaw joint. The pain was unbearable. I missed three days of work, but the pain finally subsided.
Avatar f tn I have seen a dentist and endodontist, who both say they can't see anything in xray, I had a sinus cat scan that was normal that was ordered by my ENT, The endodontist was already to do a root canal..No way! Not until He can tell for sure that I truly need it.
Avatar n tn As alcohol is a derivative of fruit or grain sugars and starches, weekend parties can serve as the end point for dental health, causing the root canal culture of America and Europe. The most problematic occupation relative to dental decay may be pinneapple farming. That sweet acidic fruit is so delicious but it depletes minerals from the body resulting in bone loss in the mouth.
Avatar n tn I had a retreatment on a root canal because it had an abcess they had to basically perform another root canal to drain the abcess below the tooth. The doctor put me on antibiotics. How long does it take for the pain to go away.
Avatar f tn I went to see the dentist (I am staying in Bahrain to visit my dad who works here, and went to a dentist here). The dentist, in my opinion, wasn't very good, and told me that I needed a root canal (Duh), and to take an anti-inflammatory, (duh again). He said i didn't need antibiotics as the infection wasn't that big and my body would fight it off. I asked if he could still prescribe them just in case and he finally agreed and gave me the ibprofin (after begging for that as well).
Avatar n tn After that I had biting pain in one area. Tried new crown etc. Finally had root canal, last january, after root canal had biting pain on all areas of tooth and can even feel something when touching sides and top of tooth. Last molar in back on bottom. I do have tmj, I can feel a high point in that area when I have my mouth closed. Dentist, endo and oral surgeon say they see no high spots, so I guess I must be crazy, it's only my mouth!
Avatar n tn i had an abscess on a tooth that had already had root canal treatment went to the dentist he said i had the abscess after taking an x ray and said the tooth needed to be removed. without asking whether there was anyone to go home wiith me or if the rest of my day was free, he, under just normal injected into the mouth painkiller proceeded to pull the tooth i felt most of it and screamed i had previously asked can i have gas and air or something he said id be "fine" .
Avatar f tn I had digital x-rays and a consultation and it turns out there is a small abscess/some infection and a root canal (through the crown) is recommended. My question is...How "safe" is it to wait until after the new year (probably mid-January, when my dental insurance coverage starts) to get this done? I was prescribed a dose of amoxicillin to last me 21 days should the situation get worse.
Avatar n tn One of the tooth infections was over a tooth that had a root canal ( about 15 yrs ago) So, my dentist recommended extractions on both infected back teeth. He also recommended implants as well. I was ok with this and didnt want to go through the root canal procedure again. Plus, extraction was recommended in my particular case. I just got one tooth extracted today. The procedure was painless and very smooth. He prescribed antibiotics after the extraction.
Avatar n tn This can be reversible where the symptoms abate or irreversible and the tooth requires root canal therapy. From your symptoms I would venture to say this tooth needs RCT.I would see your dentist asap.
Avatar n tn t want to sit around waiting or go get a root canal if i don;t need one (or dont want to avoid a root canal if i do need one)...so now sitting here with a dull pain in the area in front of my ear - starts throbbing if i press it, lie down flat or eat hot food.
Avatar n tn I had a root canal on tooth 15 and this is my 3rd week of clindamycin and I keep feeling this tingling feeling from my cheek bone to my jaw on the side where the tooth was infected. I guess there was a bad abscess. What could this lead too if not properly taken care of? I'm concerned the infection is in my bone.
Avatar n tn I don't have any other symptoms, it seemed quite coincidental that they'd come up a couple of days after the implants were placed? I do have a root canal I need doing which I'm getting done on Thursday. Could having the implants have triggered of my defence mechanisms? i'd already had the abscess drained a while back but still have the temporary filling in, the dentist said there is still a slight shadow there, so i'm seeing the endodontist this Thursday to have the root canal finished.