Periapical abscess after root canal

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Avatar f tn Certainly redo root canal is not a guarantee to resolve the periapical lesion.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.
Avatar f tn If the source of abscess is associated with dental pulp, root canal treatment can help clear up infection. Further delay of treatment is detrimental.
Avatar m tn i chipped it when i was younger and a few years later a pus bubble formed, ive had certain root canals, then when those failed i had a certain procedure where he did some thing at the tip of the root canal to try and save it. after about a year the puss came back, the tooth started to become just a bit discolored not to noticeable, but i just want to save this tooth or do something about it! can someone please explain what is happeneing to me and my tooth and what options i have!
Avatar f tn Generally, peri apical abscess results from decay, and oral bacteria gain access to peri apical area through root canal system. Rarely. Bacteria gain access through periodontal lesion , which is known as retrograde infection.
Avatar f tn I gave a RCT treatment to my patient who has chronic periapical abscess at lower right 6 but no sinus and swelling was present in her mouth.But I saw that abscess in intra-oral periapical view.While I was treating her tooth, everything was alright.And then,2days after treating RCT, she suffered a slight pain and swelling at submandibular region.I forgot something to explain that I saw a root fracture line in X-ray but that tooth was not mobile.
Avatar m tn I had a root canal over 20 years ago in #19. 2 months ago I developed a periapical abscess and then a gum boil. I was treated with antibiotics and then 2 days ago had root canal re-treatment. How long before I know that the re-treatment is effective? Currently I have only minor discomfort and swelling, but the gum boil remains. Should the gum boil have resolved by now?
Avatar f tn ) for your information. A car accident long ago smacked the right side of my head. Root canal infections started later. In spite of intense pain, dentists (high level) in Japan insisted there was no problem because nothing showed on x-rays. Then, several times, the various infections burst into my mouth or nasal passages. The nasal infection was undetected for years. I developed massive health problems.
Avatar m tn If the bump is periapical abscess, root canal treatment is indicated.
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 n tn I had a root canal done on tooth # 28 five days ago. I had no pain prior to root canal , but my dentist said I had a large abscess found on xray that needed to be root canaled before I left to go out of the country. Sine the root canal I have had severe pain 10+ and a lot of facial swelling. After calling my endontontist 3 days in a row he had me come in to his office and determined my bite was offf and I was hitting the root canal tooth first.
Avatar f tn I had a root canal done about 4 months ago on a necrotic tooth. The tooth still hurts when touched. I had a 3D scan today and was told I have an abscess. I have attached the image. Any advice?
Avatar n tn Thank you for responding. but root amputation! I'm not gona lie that sounds scary! would you explain that a bit? Is it done out side of the mouth?
Avatar n tn Periapical infection associated with root canaled tooth generally results from incomplete canal debridement or oburation, or root fracture.Elimination of the infection can be achieved through, redo root canal, periapical surgery with retrograde filling, root amputation(multirooted tooth), or extraction with thorough curettage of socket.Seeing an endodontist is advised.
530183 tn?1213083679 If there's periapical inflammation (or what I call apical periodontitis), it probably won't really resolve until the root canal is finished and the area can heal. Afterwards, it can take upwards to about 4 weeks to heal although I think for the most part, a week or two would be more likely.
Avatar n tn periapical lesion develops after root canal treatment, (which is rare), redo rct. If periapical lesion does'nt resolve after redo rct, periapical surgery( apicoectomy and retrograde filling), if periapical lesion persists after periapical surgery, root amputation is performed. This approach assumes only one root is involved. If mutiple roots are involved, extraction is indicated. If two health roots are preserved, the tooth can function well for many years.
Avatar n tn If the fistula( sinus tract is the correct term) persists after completion of root canal obturation, it indicates that there is periapical infection present. treatment options are, redo root canal, periapical surgery with retrograde filling, extraction. Seeing an endodontist is advised.
Avatar n tn one dentist believes a veneer wouldnt last long and the trauma of applying it may cause the tooth to need a root canal immediately, so he recommends either leave it alone of do a root canal and crown. another dentist i asked would most likely do anything but i think he is dishonest. i live in india and i dont think there are any endodontists except in delhi or mumbai perhaps. what is a periapical lesion and how would i know if i had one?
Avatar n tn While I had the temporary crown, everything seemed fine - it was as if nothing happened. But after receiving the permanent crown, I began having sensitivity to hot and cold. It really wasn't that bad, so I didn't think much of it. But about 2 weeks after getting the permanent crown, my gum (cheek side) started to hurt (slight throbbing) and became a little inflamed and pulled back. When I massaged the gum with my finger, I got a really foul taste from the gum. So I went to the dentist.
Avatar f tn 6 months ago I had a root canal done on my upper left tooth. While the root canal was being preformed the file broke. The dentist claims it broke because the anatomy of my tooth root is curved. Today after the tooth has been crowned it has become infected. The dentist gave me a prescription for antibiotics. He said that if the pain becomes worse I will have to be referred to an oral surgeon to remove the drill bit. Is there anything other way to fix this situation that does not involve surgery?
Avatar n tn A periapical (per-e-AP-ih-kul) abscess occurs at the tip of the root, whereas a periodontal (per-e-o-DON-tul) abscess occurs in the gums next to a tooth root. The information here refers specifically to periapical abscesses.
1150919 tn?1261960147 sounds as if you have a periapical abscess, which requires a root canal to release pus that is under anaerobic pressure at the base of the root. A few hours after the root canal, one begins to feel the relief. I have had several root canals, think they are no big deal. One receives local anesthetic, rendering it minimally uncomfortable. If you are experiencing panic in the dental chair [and many do], may I suggest: 1] using pre-appointment sedation as prescribed by M.D.
691614 tn?1227464651 Periapical lesion associated with a failed root canal can be rescued either by redo root canal or periapical surgery with retrograde filling. However, if your periodontal condition is poor and long-term prognosis is poor, you may choose to extract hopeless teeth.
Avatar m tn Just recently the filling fell off. So I went to a dentist. After looking at xrays, he tells that front tooth needs a root canal since the abcess has reached the nerve. Somehow I am not feeling pain perhaps he says since the other dentist who did the filling killed the nerve. I am questioning the need for the root canal. The only reason I can imagine would be if the abcess spreads to other teeth but I won't think thats likely.
Avatar f tn That did not help and was switched to amoxicillin, followed by a root canal. The root canal was a week ago but the lump from the abscess is still on my gum. Is this normal? I was not put on antibiotics after the root canal but I took the last 2 amox. From the prescrip I had been given the week before.
Avatar n tn I started on keflex and scheduled a root canal ASAP. After the root canal and finishing the keflex the abscess was still there. My endontist downplayed it like it's no big deal but he drained the abcess and put me on clymdamycin. Finished all the clymdamycin and the abscess is still there. Endontist says it could take months to heal and sent me on my way. I feel like I need a second opinion. I still have a pea sized abscess on my gums idk what to do.