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Avatar f tn However, my mother, a little uneased by the definite proof of an infection on the x-ray declined to have a root canal done on me. My question is, can a tooth infection simply not show up on multiple x-rays? Also, does a root canal have to be done in the case of a tooth infection (other than extracting the tooth of course)? Thank you very much for your help and responses.
Avatar m tn If they were doing that kind of X-ray, it's no different than if they X-rayed your chest where your heart is or X-rayed your leg. Now, if let's say you have a tooth problem right now, and that's how come you had that kind of panoramic X-ray done, THAT'S what is giving you a headache and making you dizzy, you got a tooth infection or cavity that is exposing the nerve. So, you'll probably have to go to the dentist to get a tooth filled or pulled or whatever.
Avatar n tn Have an Abscess on Kidney caused by a stone that needs to be drained due to puss. Showed up on a MRI.
Avatar m tn Your descriptions don't suggest presence of infection, seeing an MD to rule out fibromyalgia, lupus erythematosus, and other systemic diseases is advised.
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 n tn I am worried I have a dental infection spreading from neglected dental work, that was complicated by a mis-diagnosis. Sorry for dragging this on, and on. Does a tooth abscess ever not show up on a X-ray?
Avatar n tn I am worried I have a dental infection spreading from neglected dental work, that was complicated by a mis-diagnosis. Sorry for dragging this on, and on. Does a tooth abscess ever not show up on a X-ray? Possibly draining out before X-ray is taken? draining into roof of mouth or sinus?
Avatar n tn Can I fly to Europe with a tooth abscess that is only visble on X-ray. I have no symptoms or swelling. My dentist says I must have the tooth removed before flying.
Avatar f tn My dentist took an x-ray of my mouth and found no sign of a tooth abscess, even though when she drilled the infected tooth (which had a filling), there was a foul smell, indicating an abscessed tooth. There is also a swelling below my left jaw, and it is difficult to swallow and open my mouth. The dentist didn't explain much regarding why the x-Ray didn't reflect the tooth abscess. When we asked about the swelling in my jaw, she answered (rather uncertainly) maybe, it was because of trauma?
Avatar n tn It is sensitive - but not overly so - to cold and heat. I went to my dentist and he took an x-ray this week and saw no sign of decay or abscess. What could the problem be?
Avatar n tn I have had an abcess and infection at the tip of a front tooth root for four years. I knew that I had problems and this is what showed up on the x-ray. Two weeks ago I had a root canal treatment on this tooth. It was fine for about 10 days but now feels painful and just the same as it did prior to the treatment. Will it be possible for the dentist to re-do the root canal treatment, and if this does not work are there any other options to try and save the tooth?
4279185 tn?1352125277 Root canal failed and i developed an abscess on gum. Dentist at the time said best to leave it. Several years passed, new dentist decided to redo the root canal and perform an apiectomy. One day after stitches came out the familiar pimple was back. Since then i have lived with this infection, every so often i have to forcibly drain it to reduce the swelling and pain.
Avatar n tn The initial dentist took an x-ray, placed the crown back on, and proceeded to inform me that the bump was a sign of infection under the molar in between the two root areas you typically see on a molar x-ray, though the infection did not show up in an x-ray. Since he wasn't my primary dentist, and was rushing very fast that day, I decided to consult with my primary dentist for a second opinion. Again, I received an x-ray, and then he examined me.
Avatar n tn but you can't rely on just that or even on referrals from others. When root canals are concerned, including on baby teeth, you should do your homework and ask questions. Many pediatric dentists (and likely others) use formocresol which contains 19% formaldehyde on our children's baby teeth. There are news articles about hospital wings being evacuated, dental office personnel sent to the ER for a one ounce spill of formocresol, yet dentists think it is ok to put in your childs mouth...
Avatar f tn On the most recent x-rays, I noticed a big shadow above the root that wasn't there before the re-treatment. Is that just the maxillary sinus from a different angle, or am I looking at an abscess? X-ray with shadow: http://imgur.com/ViQHaNJ Comparison x-ray from a week earlier: http://imgur.
376182 tn?1283277338 It occurs just about every day each episode lasting an average of 15 minutes and then subsiding. When I had the root canal done I had another X-ray done which revealed that the abscess was still there despite a week of antibiotics. Could these pressure sensations be related to the abscess in anyway? Any help would be greatly appreciated...I am at my wits end.
Avatar n tn my family doctor told me no, but im not so easily convinced because i don't know the exact details of the past dental abscess, (whether it was on top side too) since i was 14 and didn't put to much time into it. thanks a ton for listening and please let me know if anyone could shed some wisdom. Brian.
1078123 tn?1255914486 I took him to the DMV the last time this happened, and as I cannot afford an MRI, the doctor took an X-ray. It was obvious that he has some compression on his spinal chord, but she said it could also be an infection in his brain, maybe his cerebellum. The last time he fell, he was VERY wobbly when he first started walking again (A week after he fell) and he could not walk on smooth surfaces, like wood floor, or tile, because his paws would just slide out.
Avatar n tn However, I recently developed an abscess in the gum above this tooth and it ended in an extraction at the same dental practice (different dentist this time). On x-ray, this dentist discovered a fragment of 'something' (she didn't go into specifics) which she believed had been left behind in one of the canals during the earlier work.
Avatar f tn You have a right to all prior records, so find a new dentist, have their office send the x-rays and other documentation over (this will save you the x-ray fee!). Call the doctor and speak with HIM or HER directly and see if they agree with the insanity of the other doc. FIrst off, you should be on a much stronger Antibiotic and secondly, depending on your past experience with pain medications, you need at LEAST Tylenol with Codeine and a topical numbing gel. For now??
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 a piece of tooth that was left in my gum from when I lost the tooth n didn't know until the dentist showed me on x-ray . he pulled the rest of it out and I knew I would be in some pain due to it, but its been over a week and a half and I am still having pain in the gum area of where it was pulled.. he gave me ibeprofen 8oo mg for the pain but its not working to much.. I still wake up in the middle of the night in pain.. I do the salt water rinse but nothing.. what else can i do?
Avatar n tn I have had a crown on my tooth for about 10yrs which has recently got an abscess. My dentist has put me on antibiotics as expected but has said i need the tooth extracting. He has given me this as the only option with out taking an x-ray. Is there more that can be done to save the tooth/crown? Should i get a second opinion?
Avatar n tn If i had a dead root (needing a root canal) i wouldn't have felt the ice or the drill, yet he didn't see an abscess on my x-ray. He put me on a Zpack, which i have been taking for 3 days now. The pain is only getting worse and i'm having low grade fevers. Sorry this is so long. Could this be an abscess in my jaw? Does anyone have any idea what could be going on?
Avatar n tn If i had a dead root (needing a root canal) i wouldn't have felt the ice or the drill, yet he didn't see an abscess on my x-ray. He put me on a Zpack, which i have been taking for 3 days now. The pain is only getting worse and i'm having low grade fevers. Sorry this is so long. Could this be an abscess in my jaw? Does anyone have any idea what could be going on?
Avatar n tn Not content with this (I was so ill) I sought a second opinion and he ordered a chest X ray. I went in for the results and was told, with my 18 month old daughter sitting on my lap ,I had 5 weeks max to live. I was told I should see a radiologist that I had lung cancer..... there were "tumors" all over my lung.
Avatar n tn A dental x-ray can generally identify the source of infection.
Avatar n tn The doctor told me it was most likely an abscess and wrote me a prescription for 250 mg of Amoxicillin (3x a day) and told me to get to a dentist the next day because she assumed they were going to want to lance/drain the infection. I was able to see a dentist today and after an x-ray he determined extraction would be the best option for me since the decay extends under the bone.
Avatar n tn The dentist showed me a large black hole on the x-ray and said it was an abscess. I was going to have an implant inserted but when I went back 6 weeks later the hole hadn't closed enough. The hole has been closing but the lump has not gone, and every now and then the lump swells up slightly again and can be a little bit painful. Any advice on what it could be? Has the dentist missed something a bit more serious?
12785304 tn?1427244178 Then only symptoms I was experiencing were horrible pain and tender to touch on cracked open tooth (which has been this way for a year) An X-Ray was taken and showed a lot of infection. I was prescribed clindamycin. I took my first one, and about 5 hours later my jaw was swollen and pain was intensified. I called the doctor the next day and she switched me to penicillin. I took my first one today. I currently have no pain and I'm only take the antibiotic and 4 ibuprofen every 4 hours.