Clindamycin and root canals

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Avatar n tn The roots were dead when extracted and since the need for root canals was due to trauma and not decay, I was told that I would have aching for a day and a half and would probably not need the pain pills I was prescribed. I began a course of Amoxicillin. For two days after the root canal, I had a very sharp pain in these teeth any time they were touched or even brushed slightly by my lips, food, or a fork.
Avatar m tn I reported it to her office and she called back and gave me a prescription for vicodin and clindamycin and ask that I come in after taking 4 Clindamycin capsules 1 hour before an early next week appointment. She then would remove my bridge again and revisit old root canals on both teeth under the bridge and see if there was infection and have to do something (like a new root canal?) and if she had to replace the bridge the total bill would be about $5000.
Avatar n tn I was thinking that #13 had at least two canals and hopefully no small root trails that I know are hard to find. This tooth has been sensitive for some years. It has gotten a little worse with some tenderness in my cheek so I had it xrayed. There was sign of infection around the whole root. Today, one day after my root canal, I feel more pain, some throbbing, and more swelling then I had before the root canal yesterday. Should I be alarmed? Will waiting through the weekend be safe?
Avatar n tn The Endo declared, after xrays, that I did indeed need a root canal and he did the root cana at that time, removing two roots. (#3 tooth). That was 4 full days ago. I have been having this throbbing dull pain in my tooth and along the whole side of my face where the root canal was done...even in my ear. Is this normal? I am on antibiotics (clindamycin) and advil 4 times a day. Please advise. Thank you.
Avatar n tn I f I had infections you would think the Clindamycin would clear that up. What are some possible problems. I know fractures and extra canals but why would all the endos hurt. I'm at my witts end and might try to retreat the one that started bothering me first, hoping that it will relieve some pain but what if it doesn't. I will not extract any of my teeth!!! Just need some advice for a wise next move on my part.
Avatar n tn Intracanal medicament (endocal-septodent) was placed and kept the tooth open without any dressing on top and asked patient to do warm saline rinses 5-6 times a day and prescibed antibiotics and antiinflammatory medicines(diclo+para+serratiopeptidase) and recalled her after 2 day.After 2 days the pain subsided but still mild pain persists.What shall i do further?
Avatar n tn I called the dentist and made appt for next day and he prescribe me clindamycin 150mg and hydrocodone for pain. The dentist told me that it was infected and I needed a root canal by speacialist but he cleaned it out and placed a temp filling on it. Once the novacain wore off I was in more pain then before. I suffered through the night and the next day call him and went back in. He opened the filling. When the novacain wore off I felt much better.
742323 tn?1232553477 I think it was infected to begin with (this is why root canals are done) and at the time of the root canal I did not take antibiotics before it was started. Sometimes a dentist will have you do a completion of antibiotics before the rootcanal. The sensation people feel come from the nerves found in the ligament that binds the tooth to the jawbone, not from inside the tooth itself. I am having a very bad situation where a dentist put two crowns on my 18 and 19 teeth.
Avatar n tn firstly, root canal treatments are not always successful, and the procedure is very technique sensitive---some are done well, some are not-- depends on who does it-- I personally am a general dentist who does many root canals, and I thinkmy post op films look better than those of a large percentage of root canal specialists. filling the canals even a little past the apex can be a problem, especially on #3 or 14 due to the proximity of the sinus in some, but not all, patients.
Avatar n tn I had a similarly horrifying experience when I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth out (couldn't open my mouth or eat anything for 2 weeks and the left side of my face swelled to 3x its normal size) and subsequently developed a fear of dentists--I have not been to a dentist in 8 years (hence the severe infection and need for a root canal).
1399363 tn?1462346210 MY ND thought my root canals were making me so sick there is not way to get the infection out of the tiny tubules and felt the root canal are contained infection and that dental issues may very be the key heart issues and to all sort of illnesses, I had both of my root canals extracted and I then began having ozone and laser not at the same time to totally kill all the bacteria fungus viral etc,...
Avatar f tn I don't think you went to an oral surgeon as they usually remove wisdom teeth, etc and usually don't do root canals.
500254 tn?1210098149 I am a classically trained soprano and this changes how I sing (due to both the discomfort and numbness). I know nerve damage can take 1-2 years to heal. Is there anything else I can do short of surgery? Will pulling the tooth help?
Avatar n tn My sister in Texas , just do and recovering , they told her she has bacterial infection in her old root canals. 7 of them . Can not proceed with reconstruction until teeth are all pulled ! This sound crazy to me aka a nurse. Please help Texas Houston patient .
Avatar f tn Went to Dentist will be a week tomorrow my face still swollen, tender to the touch including the upper lip and left side of my nose have had root canal befor but this has never happened, if I press on my face it sounds like water is moving around.
Avatar n tn 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. After the novacaine wore off, I began to feel this pressure sensation on my left cheek above # 13 - I think. The feeling is right below my cheek bone, so kind of high up. I've been on Penicillin since Friday and the dull pain/pressure is still there. It's there all day long and never subsides or goes away.
Avatar f tn I had a single dental extraction and bone graft performed on Thursday, March 13th after two bad root canals and a bad crown that wasn't sealed on properly by another dentist. He also scraped away alot of infection due to the crown and root canals being "bad." It's now Tuesday the 18th (5 and 1 half days after) and my pain has increased. My periodontist is wonderful - he even saw me today after I called worried about the pain and throbbing I'm still having.
Avatar f tn he said i had a chronic infection 9which means its long lasting and doesnt hurt) that went accute (painful flare up) after the root canal and he said the root canal looked good and to give it more time to heal but due to the infection and huge knot in my cheek he put me on both an antibiotic and methylprednisolone (a steriod antiinflammatory becasue the inflamation being so bad the antibiotics wouldnt work by them selves) anyways i finished out my 7 days of those but the tooth still hurt to tap
Avatar f tn In august of 1995, I was having two root canals done. This was the first time I ever had a root canal done. Anyway, my dentist started the first root canal, that night I went home in pain, but after a couple of hours it usually subsides. On my second visit I went home feeling the same way, but that night I started to feel something was up this time, because as the hours past, my pain was getting worse and worse. I't felt like someone was hammering something into my jaw.
579258 tn?1250652943 We went through the normal check-in process with standard questions, BP check and an ID band and was taken back to an exam room. Once into a hospital gown and a sheet, I laid down on the table with my head elevated and my knees bent. The doctor arrived and peeled the foamy tape off my abdomen, which covered almost my whole left side of my tummy .. from just above my belly button down to my leg, from hip to midline and it felt as though my skin was coming with it.
Avatar n tn I had an apicoectomy done on the smaller of my front teeth 2 weeks ago - history is 2 failed root canals. The Endondontist drilled our a small piece of bone in order to shave down the root of this tooth. I wish I had know about complications in this regarad. I would like to just have the tooth pulled at this time but he tells me that I can't because my sinus cavity might collapse (or something like that). At first he gave me no RX for infection.
Avatar m tn I visited my doctor and he examined my silivary glands by my ears and said they are not swollen and said I should see my oral surgeon and he then gave me a script for Clindamycin. I'm getting tired of this run around, should I see an ENT who specializes in Silivary gland issues or go back to my oral surgeon?
Avatar n tn Yesterday morning I finished a 10-day dose of clindamycin for a tooth infection and that seems to have done the trick. I had used Zithromax for 5 days a month ago for a sore throat but that didn't affect the dizziness. The allergist's interpretation for this is that either Zithromax was not the right type of antibiotic or the 5-day treatment was not enough. Depending on the result of the CT scan, I might have to continue taking antibiotics.
Avatar n tn For the last 6 months I have been getting tearing (look like paper cuts) in my vaginal area (1/4 to 1/2 inch long). I get the tears at least once or twice a week and they last from 2-4 days, go away for a few days and then come back. They continue to occur in the same locations; 1. Inside the vaginal lips on the sides almost always in the crease (between the labia minora and majora?) 2. Between the anus and vaginal opening (perineum) 3. Above the clitoris in the "hood" area.
Avatar f tn I have been reading a lot about these types of problems because after a few months of gum infections around two root canals, I was finally diagnosed with a verticle fracture of the root on one of my root canals. Anyway, you mentioned your bone infection etc. I read where someone told another that they needed IV antibiotics administered. The lady did that treatment and was very grateful for the advice which solved her problem. Maybe you need that too?
Avatar f tn I had trauma to the face several years ago and had root canals and crowns on my front top three teeth. Two years ago, #10 tooth felt sore when pushing a spot right below my nose. I had an apicoectomy done, took amoxicillin, and it was fine until a year later. After the second infection showed up, I had the tooth pulled, went on clindamycin, and a few months later my dentist placed an implant (that was Dec. 2012). I went on clindamycin after this procedure.
Avatar n tn During those symptoms, for the next two monts the tooth was still bothering me so I was sent to an endontist who found that I had a bad infection and needed two root canals. The infection was bad enough for her to tell me there was bone loss... only 80-85% chance of saving the teeth. Mach 7th I was first put on 500 mg penicilllin 4x/day-10 days. When I finished the the first bout of antibiotics the pain was still present so onMarch 17th I was put on 300 mg clindamycin 4x/day.
Avatar f tn After multiple tooth cleanings and redoing my root canals I ended up getting a root canal done to the tooth next to it. The tooth that was done the first time I ended up getting extracted. My cheek is killing me and and its swollen. I am currently on clindamycin. Still hurting in my cheek and very painful. Wonder why it isnt not going away after all these anitbotics? does it take awhile for it to calm down? What should I do????
Avatar f tn A new endodontist retreated both root canals, put me on flagyl for 7 days, but symptoms still progressed and I wound up in ER, passing out, having mental confusion and extreme illness during a higher fever. CT scan of jaw showed residual swelling from abscess and shotty lymph nodes.
Avatar f tn I got right into the doctor and he looked at it and said that I had a hematoma and the nurse gave me bad information and I drew the infection into the area. He cleaned it and told me to continue cleaning it with a syringe and antiseptic. He also taped the exterior of my jaw to prevent the area from becoming saturated again. I wore that tape for 3 days and returned. I told him it was still draining some, even with the tape on - but it was greatly reduced. He said great.