Tooth abscess after filling

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Avatar n tn The filling was too high and I started having pain, that continued for several weeks after it was adjusted. The pain has recently subsided, but has not gone away completely. Response to cold & percussion tests have been normal. Based on these facts, one dentist says it may mean the pulp is healing (he says if it was necrotic there would be no pain), and to give it a few more months.
Avatar n tn Well I just went to the dentist AGAIN this morning. He found a small abscess at the end of my tooth, which he drained. He stuffed my tooth with foam to help it continue to drain. I hope this was the cause of my pain and discomfort, but I wont know until the numbing wears off.
Avatar f tn I went to the dentist who detected an abscess above the tooth next to it and, thus performed a root canal procedure on it. I was given two courses of antibiotics. However, the pain in my front tooth never went away and so the dentist performed a root canal procedure on that tooth. There was quite a bit of pain from that procedure, of course, but over the next week my sensitivity disappeared and the pain seemed to be subsiding.
Avatar f tn I had a 2 fillings performed on an upper tooth on about a little over a month ago. Before I went in for the filling, I'd been having terrible tooth pain and had developed an abscess on the gum above that tooth. At the same time, I was experiencing a pressure/pulling sensation down my jaw, around my ear and down my neck. I was first given a round of antibiotics, and the pain, abscess and pressure/pulling sensation all went away.
Avatar m tn I had a bad tooth ache and have been told all my life that dentists are far too expensive to go to without insurance to pay for them. The tooth pain got so bad I had no choice. After an exame, dental x-rays, pulling a tooth, and ect... The total bill was $100.00 and I was expecting $5,000.00. So, ask the dentist how much he will charge for his services.
Avatar m tn I am 35 years old, and had my wisdom teeth removed when I was 24. But that's not why I'm posting. My current problem started roughly 3 or 4 years ago. My upper right 1st molar had a filling in it...the filling broke, and the dentist I used to have drilled it out and put a very large filling in. Even since that fateful day, I've had problems on and off. For the first 6 months or so, the tooth was tender and my maxillary sinus would hurt.
Avatar f tn While it's not uncommon to have some pain following novocaine or getting fillings done, especially "deep" ones, the pain that you're describing is definitely extreme for these situations. To me, it sounds very similar to the pain I experience when I had an abscessed tooth.
Avatar f tn Hello, A dental examination is necessary for correct diagnosis and management of your condition. A tooth abscess is usually a complication of tooth decay. 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.
Avatar f tn I lost a filling a few years back. Food woud get caught between the two teeth so I avoided chewing on that side since that's the only time it really hurt. Over a year ago I noticed a lump in my jaw, under where the tooth was. But I never really had a toothache, maybe just a couple times and very short lived, like a couple hours. Is that "normal"? I had the tooth pulled yesterday. The dentist said that now that the tooth is gone, the lump will go away too.
Avatar f tn i too had an abscess,my tooth had to be extracted(it was the tooth that already had root canal treatment,i had cracked it) and was on 3 different took me just over 2weeks to heal.
Avatar m tn itappears that your descriptions suggest that the tooth had gone through root canal treatment and periapical surgery, which probably included apicoectomy and retrograde filling. If these procedures had been performed properly and you still develop[ed abscess and periapical lesion, extraction of the tooth may be the treatment of choice.
Avatar m tn A dull patch? I'm not familiar with that term so I'm not sure what she is saying. If a root canal is performed, it depends on whats going on underneath. In this case, since the crown was done recently, I'd feel it would be fine to leave the crown and do a root canal through it instead of replacing the crown. It should be structurally fine after a root canal as they'll do a filling to replace the missing tooth and crown structure.
Avatar n tn I still have these symptoms and not knowing what causes them is a horrible feeling. I had a filling in my tooth 1 week before this all started and also got a abscess on this particular tooth last month and wonder if this may have anything to do with the symptoms. I would be very greatful if anybody could help.
Avatar f tn My dentist took an x-ray of my mouth and found no sign of a tooth abscess, even though when she drilled the infected tooth (which had a filling), there was a foul smell, indicating an abscessed tooth. There is also a swelling below my left jaw, and it is difficult to swallow and open my mouth. The dentist didn't explain much regarding why the x-Ray didn't reflect the tooth abscess.
Avatar m tn It is also a lot higher and is the first tooth hit everytime I bite down. After a few days I noticed that the gum under the tooth had become swollen but I had no pain, so I returned to ask the dentist to file it down as I thought that it was bruising the gum. She had a quick look and said I had an abscess and may need RCT and gave me antibiotics.
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 Pain could relate to a dental abscess, grinding habit, cracked tooth, etc. There are a bunch of things that could be causing it.
Avatar m tn Okay, so I found out that it was an early stage abscess. I've had the first stage root canal done. Meaning the dentist just drilled out the pulp and filled it with temp filling. He said my abscess should go away by itself. It's been a week and the abscess has not gone down at all. Should I be worried? I have another appointment in a few days. Just wondering since my dentist doesn't seem to like telling me things. And he doesn't seem to really care for that matter.
Avatar n tn Two years ago I had a filling fall out of my very back upper right tooth but didn't feel any pain or any problems with it, so I sort of just forgot about it. Recently, however, it was causing me pain and I ended up in the ER. I was given antibiotics and a pain killer. I didn't take the antibiotics right away, like I should have, because I went to the dentist the day after and figured he would tell me what to do.
Avatar n tn Additional Details Also, I have an abscessed tooth (#4). Abscess is 3 - 12 months old. Dentists kept missing it until I noticed lump in my gum. Could this latest dental procedure have circulated the infection from the abscess to my heart?
Avatar f tn I agree with sue2324. It sounds like you have a dental abscess forming from your filling. You should go back immediately to your dentist and get it taken care of. A root canal sounds most likely and then possibly a crown afterwards.
Avatar f tn 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.