Abscess tooth root canal symptoms

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Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
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 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
Avatar f tn I am a smoker so I don't know if the pain is from smoking or from an infection I may have received from the tooth abscess. My question is, what are the symptoms of an infection in the heart? My other question is, is it possible that after taking 2 antibiotics would an infection have a chance of making it to my heart?
Avatar f tn 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.
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 n tn That's a fancy word for surgical root canal that goes in through the gum and tip of the root, rather than drilled from the tooth. It depends on how much of an abscess there is, where it's originating from, etc. But the dentist was right to refer you to an endodontist. Root canals CAN fail, and it isn't necessarily the result of dentist error. At this point it's much better to visit a specialist than try to get retreatment from the original dentist, IMO.
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 n tn Usually the tooth that's had the original root canal will start to hurt again, either by aching or pain/discomfort when chewing or biting. A normal dentist can take x-rays of the roots and can usually see what the reason is as to why it needs to be redone. A common cause is a root that wasn't filled completely during the original treatment. A shadow on the x-ray usually indicates the presence of an abscess forming.
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 We were taking pano on each other and I noticed that I had a radiolucent area around the apex of tooth #19. This tooth had root canal done 3 years ago and I got a nice crown on it too. I visited my dentist regurlaly. I had no pain or discomfort prior to the pano that we took on Nov 18. Since then, I visited my dentist and he told me it is an abscess. I started the Amoxicillin on monday, I also noticed that I had a throbbing pain since last sunday.Well...
Avatar n tn it sounds like you need to have the tooth pulled asap. in a perfect world a root canal and crown or an implant would be ideal depending on how badly damaged the tooth is but these procedures can cost around 1500 to 5000 depending on where you live. you need to see a dentist right now to evaluate your situation and go through your options. if you have a local dental school or low income clinic in your area you might want to check them out. good luck!
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 f tn The first root canal i had - the tooth was opened to begin the root canal whilst the tooth still had a raging infection - it was absolute agony - i spent the next 6 months going to and from the dentist trying to clear the infection - they kept putting temporary fillings on and having to take them off as the pain was unbearable and the infection had to drain - it took a total of 7 months to complete the rc, with at least 1 if not 2 trips a week to the dentist.
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 m tn 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. You have already been taking antibiotics but the symptoms have worsened so you may need draining of the abscess and using antibiotics to treat non-serious infections and for a prolonged period can make them less effective at treating more serious infections causing antibiotic resistance.
Avatar f tn You may want to have the endodontist (root canal specialist) take a look at the tooth and see if it needs a root canal. Sometimes excess cement can cause tooth pain in the area as well. Sometimes if the cavity is deep, it can take some time before the teeth develop symptoms and its unpredictable when that'll happen. Another issue may be pulpal degeneration, in which the nerve will begin to die and develop problems due to its long history of fillings, cavities, crowns, etc.
Avatar f tn 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. After doing this if i push the other way I hear a slight crackling noise, as if there is a crack and the tow sides of the tooth are pushing back together. I am so worried that I have a split tooth.
Avatar n tn I Have neglected my teeth for a while, and am in the process of getting them all fixed. I had a bunch a cavities filled, scaling, root planning, preventative root canal (tooth was not abscessed) with crown. I still need 2 crowns upper right, and one crown lower right with a few more cavities filled. My dentist says there is no signs of dental abscess, but I have been having a lot of bad symptoms that seem to be getting worse. I feel really ill all the time.
Avatar m tn Unfortunately, a tooth fracture or infection is a hazard of any dental work with or without a root canal. The mouth is full of bacteria and if there is a small tooth fracture it will find a way to cause pain. The tooth moves in opposition and stretches the periodontal ligament, and that can be quite painful. I urge you to get it checked ASAP. It may be a RC that needs retreatment or if a fracture, possible extraction. GOOD LUCK and I hope you are totally pain free soon.
Avatar f tn The fever and headache can be from the infection of the tooth although if a root canal was performed, it should be fine. I would bring it up with your dentist tomorrow and discuss the possibility of some antibiotics for coverage and re-evaluating the problem in a week or so. I wouldn't pull the tooth (because I'm very conservative and try to save all teeth) until all your treatment options are exhausted. Sometimes finances are a consideration though.
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 n tn I Have neglected my teeth for a while, and am in the process of getting them all fixed. I had a bunch a cavities filled, scaling, root planning, preventative root canal (tooth was not abscessed) with crown. I still need 2 crowns upper right, and one crown lower right with a few more cavities filled. My dentist says there is no signs of dental abscess, but I have been having a lot of bad symptoms that seem to be getting worse. I feel really ill all the time.
Avatar m tn Am I gonna have to get the tooth pulled out?!!? Or root canal?!!??! or something worse?!??! I'm currently a college student and does not have dental insurance. what do i do? help i'm freaking out.
Avatar f tn If there is no pain then I think it may not be the failure. Checkout some more details about root canal at root canal Rockville MD.
Avatar n tn I would, due to no insurance and little money coming in at this time, to watch and wait, then and follow up with an inspection of the tooth again in six months. It is my understanding that a root canal too, has its own list of risks and side effects. Is there any "Best Practice" of monitoring such a tooth, if a patient is currently unable to afford a procedure? Thanks for any information you may be able to provide.
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 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 2) Is it possible the tooth is cracked? 3) Is it more likely the root canal was not successful? The Endodontic stated today he had no way of knowing if the tooth was cracked, if the root canal was the cause, if the shortened post was the cause (which his one X-ray didn't reveal)... etc.