Periapical abscess after root canal

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Avatar f tn Hello, It is common to have mild pain after a root canal procedure. But persistent pain after root canal can be an indication of complications. Few common causes are irritation of periodontal tissues, formation of periapical abscess, failed root canal or formation of a sterile abscess. Improper cleaning of root canal, infected tissue left inside the tooth, improper filling and sealing of root canal are few possibilities. If the pain is severe visit your dentist and get examined.
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.
1394445 tn?1351023345 Hi there, Some pain and discomfort is common after a root canal treatment. There may be formation of a periapical abscess as a result of the initial infection due to bacteria during the endodontic procedure. There may be formation of a tooth abscess or inflammation of adjacent tissues due to increased blood flow during the healing process of the infected tissues. A failed root canal is another possibility.
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 Persistent pain after a root canal can be due to inflammation of adjacent tissues, irritation of periodontal ligament, periapical abscess or in few cases a failed root canal. These are only a few possibilities. See a dentist and get evaluated. Best wishes and regards!
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 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 m tn Your descriptions suggest periapical abscess associated with pulpal necrosis.Seeing an endodontist to have a root canal treatmrent is advised. Pulpal infection and abscess is not always painful. It's reported that 20-25% of pulpitis are asymptomatic.
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 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 If the bump is periapical abscess, root canal treatment is indicated.
Avatar n tn It depends on the source of abscess. If the abscess comes from periapical lesion,which results from pulpal necrosis, and if there is no history of massive traumatic impact or caries , pulpal necrosis may result from too much force imposed by orthodontic force. Seeing an endodontist is advised.
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 n tn The bump codld be an periapical abscess , which may need root canal treatment.
Avatar n tn instead of doing a satisfactory root canal treatment & pfm crown on 46 patient developed pain after 3 months, IOPA revealed periapical radiolucency below distal root.after that i removed tahe crown removed restoration,removed all GP from all canals as GP from distal canal was removed Pus started oozing out from the orifice.
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 f tn Cheek swelling after root canal treatment is commonly associated with periapical infection. Going back to your dentist to have a thorough evaluation is advised.
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.
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Avatar n tn Assuming retrograde filling was performed , retreatment of mb canal is probably of no avail. If there is periapical pathology present, root amputation of mb is probably the better option.
Avatar f tn my canine cracked and badly cut into my root. Dentist did root canal but I am having cyst in my gum above the affected tooth. It is constantly there . Now there is pain around my eye ( blue black kind of pain when pressed). Is it due to the cyst ?
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.