Abscess under root

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Avatar f tn Its originating in a crown that Ive had for more than 10 years and now its causing me earache and tender/swollen glands under my left jaw. Im in agony and Im popping pills like mad! This only numbs the pain slightly and wears off quite quickly. Ive also got a swollen left side of my face and a lump on my gum.
Avatar f tn Thankfully the swelling in my cheek subsisted, however I still have a fair amount of swelling and tenderness in my gum under the retreated root canal and my jaw hurts a little. How long should it take for the swelling and tenderness in my gum under my tooth to go away? Is there any chance of this infection spreading to my cheek again as I am now finished with my antibiotics? Should the tooth be treated again or extracted?
Avatar n tn I have recently had a crown put on my tooth #4 its only been on for about 2 mos. about a week ago it started to feel sensitive to crunchy/hard food. I went to my dentist and he took an x-ray and saw a very small abscess and what seemed to be a part of my root left that "split". He suggested I go to an Endodontist to look at the tooth. He mentioned they might have to destroy the crown or perform surgery. My questions are 1.
Avatar f tn I have never had a tooth abscess until now. I called my dentist and they are trying to help me to keep cost down bc I have no insurance and xmas is right around corner so money is tight. I have a back molar that broke about 3 months ago ive been trying to save up for root canal but now I think I will need it pulled. The tooth stopped hurting and then I got the pus pocket under it that would flare up but then go down.
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 m tn About six months ago, I had a toothache and eventually I developed an abscess, more of the gingival variety apparently. I went in to my dentist and he put me Clindimycin. The regimen of antibiotic did the trick. I returned to the dentist soon after to see what's going on. Well, it turns out I have what's called a 'lingual defect' on tooth # 10. This pretty much means my tooth has some sort of defect on the back side of it that allows bacteria to thrive under the gum.
Avatar n tn I have a wound outside the gum and I feel the abscess when I press under my nose. I have been to a surgeon and the xray showed a dark spot, but when they cut the gum I felt it all and cried and cried. Due to having high blood pressure they didn't numb the area well at all, so I made them stop. I had blood everywhere and insisted I go home and the funny thing is I got a proper deadner when they stitched it up.
Avatar f tn It was on a tooth than previously had a root canal performed on it. I was put on antibiotics, but the abscess moved into my cheek and my face became huge. My Endo. was unable to drain the abscess because of where it was located (under my cheek muscle), but went ahead and did the re-do root canal anyway after I was on antibiotics for four days. Presently, he cleaned out the old roots that were missed, but no pus or other type of discharge was cleaned out (I watched the whole thing).
Avatar f tn It was on a tooth than previously had a root canal performed on it. I was put on antibiotics, but the abscess moved into my cheek and my face became huge. My Endo. was unable to drain the abscess because of where it was located (under my cheek muscle), but went ahead and did the re-do root canal anyway after I was on antibiotics for four days. Presently, he cleaned out the old roots that were missed, but no pus or other type of discharge was cleaned out (I watched the whole thing).
Avatar n tn I was told by my dentist that I have an abcess above a tooth that I have already had a root canal done on 18years ago and that I have to see an endodontics for treatment. First I would like to know if they are going to do another root canal or if they're going to perform surgery through my gum to remove this ball of infection? And can only an Endodonitcs fix this problem or can a oral surgeon do this as well? If they go through my gum this would be surgry right?
Avatar f tn Having no idea what was wrong I went to the doctors and was put on amoxcillin (they weren't sure what was wrong as the abscess isn't visible, it is really high up under my lip and quite large). Some of my swelling has gone down since and the pain has completely stopped, although obviously the abscess still causes discomfort because of the pressure, does this mean my front tooth has died? It has changed in colour, it's now slightly greyish.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have a abscess above my main "chewing" tooth on my upper right side. I am under no illusions, I need a root canal or an extraction which I have been putting off for a long time. Anyway, I am on day four of Flucloxacillin tablets, however, my cheek is becoming slightly more puffy as the days go by. Starting to look a bit like a hamster now. The pain from the abscess near the tooth has gone, only extreme pain is when I apply any sort of pressure to the cheek.
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 Hi, I have had a bump on my gum below a previously root canaled tooth for over two months now with no pain. It has drained a couple of times, but not in the last few weeks. In the last few weeks, I had to have my crown recemented because it fell off.
Avatar f tn By my description she mentioned something about fissure and the implant could cause some small infection that come to the top in the form of a pimple on my gums but could also be an abscess from a near by tooth. She said that it will continue to drain because of the type of infection and the fact that it needs to "get out" someway. As depressing as it seems she did say that the implant may need to come out and we may have to start over.
Avatar m tn If you feel you have an abscess under your tooth, you need to make an urgent appointment to see your dentist. He will prescribe an antibiotic. Do not ignore it because the infection can spread. Best wishes.
Avatar n tn Hello, I have two broken teeth (#19 and #30) that I've been told both need root canals. The left one is half done (the endodontist did the root canal but put in medicine and placed a temp. filling for two weeks until I come back to finish it up) but the right one hasn't had any work done yet. I kept getting ear infections and tooth pain, so I've been placed on pain meds and amoxicillin/z-pak for the past month to keep things under control (not continuously mind you.
Avatar m tn Anyway, the root canal seemed to go ok, the tooth was drilled into, the insides removed and filed down, and pressure put on the abscess from the outside in order to remove the puss from the abscess via the canal. The hole was then cleaned, filled with medication and sealed temporatrily, and I go back next week to have the permanent fill applied. Once the anaesthetic wore off I was in moderate pain but after about an hour it subsided and the tooth felt fantastic compared to how it had felt.
Avatar f tn Had abscessed tooth on top under gold crown. At the same time bottom gums swelled and I was told that one of my back molars needed extracted. Had 3 teeth pulled. My gums are still swollen on bottom which all doctors say they look pink and healthy. I feel pressure in my jaw. I feel like I'm being strangled in my throat. Now I feel like I'm in a tunnel when I speak. All these symptoms came one after the other and I don't know what to do.
Avatar n tn I had a root canal yesterday around noon. We had to schedule the visit last minute, because I was in so much pain from an abscess. I was prescribed Penicillin VK, and have been taking it, along with Ibuprofen as needed (and it's needed!) to try and manage the pain. The pain is getting hard to manage at times, though. Sometimes it'll come in waves, and it seems to get worse when I lay down.
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 I had a root canal 3 weeks ago, the tooth was devital and abscessed. It was tooth #5. Prior to surgery, I thought it was abscessed since it hurt to touch any part of my face near that tooth, extending from bottom of nose to mouth. Obviously, thought that face pain should go away after surgery, but it is still there. When my face swelled, it was exactly where that face pain was, extending to under my jawline (seemed to follow a nerve??).
Avatar n tn I had a root canal about 1 month ago on #14, and still have a sense of pressure above that tooth. There's some pain if I bite or tap just right, but no evident swelling or redness in the gum area. The pain seems to be a dull burning ache that radiates to my inner ear and even behind the ear into the neck area. I haven't done the crown prep yet because I'm waiting for it to be pain free before putting a $700 crown on it.
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 The x-ray showed significant inflammation under the root (ligament? uncertain of the terms/names she used sorry), but no pulp was exposed/no deep filling and no mention of an abscess. Her recommendation was that I get root canal of both teeth done ASAP. Now my question is, will this necessarily be solved by root canal? Reason for asking is that this dentist and the other ones I saw previously couldn't understand why I had such significant pain and why the teeth are dying at all.
219241 tn?1413541365 I saw my dentist again on Monday, where we again discussed the 'pimple thingy' on my gum. He said he would do a root canal to see if this tooth was actually infected. He had done a CO2 test on it the week before and it had been dead. He started the root canal and MAN! (now I hope you aren't eating your dinner) the amount of pus that came out of my head was incredible...try 10 minutes of it! In the end he kept shaking his head, put a plug in it and took an xray.
Avatar n 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 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.