Abscess tooth filling

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Avatar n tn Multirooted tooth may have one root pulpal necrosis and other root pulp vital. However, if one root pulp is necrotic, other root pulp will be necrotic over time. When all pulp are necrotic, electric pulp test will be a reliable test to determine vitality of pulp status.It may take another six weeks to reach definite diagnosis.
Avatar f tn Hello, A dental examination is necessary for correct diagnosis and management of your condition. A tooth abscess is usually a complication of tooth decay. Prompt treatment can save the tooth and a root canal may be recommended in an attempt to save the tooth. Untreated abscesses may get worse and can lead to life-threatening complications.
Avatar m tn The last one third of the canal is sealed in a root canal, and then a temporary filling or permanent filling goes into the lower part of the canal. If that has fallen out, then the canal could be filled with food debris and could cause decay and irritate the gums.
Avatar f tn I lost a filling a few years back. Food woud get caught between the two teeth so I avoided chewing on that side since that's the only time it really hurt. Over a year ago I noticed a lump in my jaw, under where the tooth was. But I never really had a toothache, maybe just a couple times and very short lived, like a couple hours. Is that "normal"? I had the tooth pulled yesterday. The dentist said that now that the tooth is gone, the lump will go away too.
Avatar f tn i too had an abscess,my tooth had to be extracted(it was the tooth that already had root canal treatment,i had cracked it) and was on 3 different antibiotics.it took me just over 2weeks to heal.
Avatar m tn Okay, so I found out that it was an early stage abscess. I've had the first stage root canal done. Meaning the dentist just drilled out the pulp and filled it with temp filling. He said my abscess should go away by itself. It's been a week and the abscess has not gone down at all. Should I be worried? I have another appointment in a few days. Just wondering since my dentist doesn't seem to like telling me things. And he doesn't seem to really care for that matter.
Avatar m tn I am 35 years old, and had my wisdom teeth removed when I was 24. But that's not why I'm posting. My current problem started roughly 3 or 4 years ago. My upper right 1st molar had a filling in it...the filling broke, and the dentist I used to have drilled it out and put a very large filling in. Even since that fateful day, I've had problems on and off. For the first 6 months or so, the tooth was tender and my maxillary sinus would hurt.
Avatar m tn itappears that your descriptions suggest that the tooth had gone through root canal treatment and periapical surgery, which probably included apicoectomy and retrograde filling. If these procedures had been performed properly and you still develop[ed abscess and periapical lesion, extraction of the tooth may be the treatment of choice.
Avatar m tn I recently had a crown on a rear bottom tooth. Dentist put in temp filling for few week - extremely painful for few days, gum went white underneath and lots of pain in the jaw / gum but no pain in tooth (prob due to LT problem with TMJ). I returned to dentist for crown prep and she said that due to this problem with temp filling and fact that hole went close to root cavity I may need RCT.
Avatar f tn I went to the dentist who detected an abscess above the tooth next to it and, thus performed a root canal procedure on it. I was given two courses of antibiotics. However, the pain in my front tooth never went away and so the dentist performed a root canal procedure on that tooth. There was quite a bit of pain from that procedure, of course, but over the next week my sensitivity disappeared and the pain seemed to be subsiding.
Avatar n tn I still have these symptoms and not knowing what causes them is a horrible feeling. I had a filling in my tooth 1 week before this all started and also got a abscess on this particular tooth last month and wonder if this may have anything to do with the symptoms. I would be very greatful if anybody could help.
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.
Avatar f tn I agree with sue2324. It sounds like you have a dental abscess forming from your filling. You should go back immediately to your dentist and get it taken care of. A root canal sounds most likely and then possibly a crown afterwards.
Avatar n tn Well I just went to the dentist AGAIN this morning. He found a small abscess at the end of my tooth, which he drained. He stuffed my tooth with foam to help it continue to drain. I hope this was the cause of my pain and discomfort, but I wont know until the numbing wears off.
Avatar f tn I had a 2 fillings performed on an upper tooth on about a little over a month ago. Before I went in for the filling, I'd been having terrible tooth pain and had developed an abscess on the gum above that tooth. At the same time, I was experiencing a pressure/pulling sensation down my jaw, around my ear and down my neck. I was first given a round of antibiotics, and the pain, abscess and pressure/pulling sensation all went away.
Avatar n tn Hello, This persistent abscess that does not get cleared with antibiotics is called Parulis as this elevated nodule is actually an opening of fistulous tract from some chronic abscess either in association with tooth (periapical abscess) or gum abscess or could be sinus in your case. As I can not do physical exam hence can not say for sure about the origin of the abscess. It needs x-ray and second opinion of a dentist who can examine.
Avatar m tn She prepped the tooth for the crown and said that due to this problem with the temp filling and the fact that the hole went close to the root cavity I may need RCT. Since I was not in pain and there was nothing evident on the x-ray, she said she would put temp crown on and when perm crown came in she would put it on with temp cement for a few months to see if there was a problem. The temp crown was fine for a few days, except the bite was too high.
Avatar n tn Pain could relate to a dental abscess, grinding habit, cracked tooth, etc. There are a bunch of things that could be causing it.
Avatar f tn While it's not uncommon to have some pain following novocaine or getting fillings done, especially "deep" ones, the pain that you're describing is definitely extreme for these situations. To me, it sounds very similar to the pain I experience when I had an abscessed tooth.
Avatar f tn Unfortunately, on the other side of the lower jaw, the 3rd tooth from inside, had to do tooth fill 4 years before. Some six months back tooth filling came out, but I am still hesitant to go to dentist for re-filling, because last time itself, he checked that gap and told me that he need to remove the side teeth, and then he will plant 3 tooth which really scared me. Otherwise my teeth will get gaps in between itseems, but so far I dint see it happen.
Avatar n tn Two years ago I had a filling fall out of my very back upper right tooth but didn't feel any pain or any problems with it, so I sort of just forgot about it. Recently, however, it was causing me pain and I ended up in the ER. I was given antibiotics and a pain killer. I didn't take the antibiotics right away, like I should have, because I went to the dentist the day after and figured he would tell me what to do.
Avatar m tn I had a crown put on #13 in 1995, about 6 months later I had to get a root canal on that tooth. This year I had sensitivity to cold on #14 and my Entodonist recommended RCT. I had the RCT done in March, three visits total. My reglar dentist did the core to prep for a crown. In June I started getting pain in my cheek by my nose. An xray showed an abscess involving #12 & #13. My dentist and entodonist recommended RCT on #12. That was done in July.
Avatar n tn I had a tooth with a large filling it. A large portion of the tooth chipped off. As expected, I needed a crown. So the doctor drilled the tooth away and say there was a cavity underneath the filling, and so he said he had to go very close to the nerve. I have no sensitivity to hot/cold, but I can "feel" the tooth biting down on it. Not sure if that makes sense. It doesn't necessarily hurt, I just feel pressure on that tooth/temporary crown much more.
Avatar f tn However, after complete canal debridement and obturation, if the lesion persists, periapical surgery along with apicoectomy and retrograde filling may save the tooth. If periapical surgery is not successful, root amputation may save the tooth. Your condition is probably far beyond extraction. The tooth can be replaced by implant , it probably needs sinus lift or sinus elevation.