Tooth abscess after filling

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Avatar n tn I believe I have an abcess tooth. I lost part of a filling on Tuesday and contacted the dentist, but they cannot see me for two weeks. Over the past two days, my cheek has swollen and my gum above the tooth is the size of a ping pong. I have amoxicillin at home so I bagan taking that and rinsing with salt water per stuff i read on the web, but the swelling has not gone down and i can't get a hold of my dentist until monday.
Avatar m tn I went to the dentist today and they pulled the root they said that it was most likely the cause of the abscess and after an hour and a half in the chair they finally pulled the roots. I am a little worried because the botched filling (meant to be a crown) has signs on the tooth that this was the cause of the abscess and my cheek is still very large ( a little more embarassing presenting in public than anything) as there is no pain.
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 Keeping in mind, I have a tooth on the other side that is chipped and filling came out ( no pain or issues) and after cancer treatments that one will be fixed since the chip is above the gumline.
Avatar m tn not however my upper lip and face has begun to swell up and become quite sensitive to touch. after doing some research online I think that I have abscess in my front tooth, but I'm starting to get worried at the fact that my tooth is no longer in pain. Could that mean my tooth is already dead? Also the swelling is getting a little worse every day, I'm not sure how serious all of this is.
Avatar m tn Hello, There are various causes of dental abscess after root canal. Improperly done root canal, cracked or perforated root, reinfection, faulty crown etc are few of them. An improperly done root canal is the commonest cause of abscess after root canal. It may happen that the canals may be very curved or the filling may extend up to the tip and may fall short.
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 n tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Dental-Health/tooth-abscess/show/1725027">tooth abscess</a> was started.
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.
1704045 tn?1307461779 Hello- I have a abscess tooth in my back molar that I will be getting a root canal on but I have to be on antibiotics for a week... My question is does the infection swell up and down while it is being cleared? It is the size of a baseball in my right jawline underneath my chin and it keeps going up and down and the pain is unbearable. Thank you in advance for your response.
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. I am guessing my tooth was abscessed, though neither places came out and told me.
Avatar f tn One of the teeth (19) had deep decay. No pain prior to procedure and no sensitivity to hot/cold. After the crown prep, had periodic pain in both so asked dentist to place crowns with temp cement in case root canal became necessary. Experienced severe galvanic shock. Removed temps and had root canals on both teeth. Continued to have severe pressure sensitivity on 19 and some on 18. Dentist insisted on placing perm crowns - different crown materials (about six weeks ago.
Avatar m tn I had an LVI princess crown on my tooth behind the extracted tooth which was pulled off during my extraction. Dentist put my crown back on then said due to the abscess the tooth should drain. My question is twofold after 2 weeks i(btw the 'clot' is in place over the hole') should my lips and jaw be swollen and should my LVI crown be missisfitting? LVI uses light to bond crowns - this dentist used a glue to re-bond my crown I am concerned that I may have an infection with the glue they used.
Avatar m tn The tooth may have died after the injury and now its infected. A root canal is most likely to save the tooth. But you'll need to evaluate to see if the abscess has spread.
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 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 Hi, I have tight feeling round one tooth & its throbing, my dentist said today could be where im grinding my teeth at night. Im concerned its more !
Avatar m tn The dentist would X-ray me and say there is no abscess. He would tap on the tooth and it wasn't especially painful (only is occasionally tender when I "chomp" down on it). In fact, confusingly, the pain which spread to the jaw/sinus/neck would often be very bad and the tooth might barely hurt, if at all. Eventually, after a while, the condition seemed to have settled down and it went away for well over a year, maybe almost 2 years, with barely any noticeable pain.
Avatar f tn It could be possible that when they were preparing the tooth for the filling, they either didn't completely clean out all the bacteria in the cavity area, or they didn't clean the entire area they were working on, leaving behind some bacteria, or even tiny tooth chips/fragments that have now caused an abscess.
Avatar f tn However a month ago I had a mercury filling removed in an upper right hand molar and replaced. I also had filling placed in the tooth next to it. Over the next week I developed a tooth ache in the tooth below that one in the lower right jaw. I was due for more work at the dentist anyway so I went back and she replaced a filling on that tooth which had cracked and did another filling next to that one too. I have not been able to eat on that side of mouth since that day.
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. When we asked about the swelling in my jaw, she answered (rather uncertainly) maybe, it was because of trauma?
Avatar m tn I went on antibiotics first and then after popping the abscess on several occasions only to have the abscess come back. I know it isn't recommended. The pain went away but the abscess remained. It would calm down / deflate after a good cleaning (waterpik, brushing session and then Listerine for 5 minutes) but the next day when I would eat food especially spicy foods or heavy flavored drinks, the abscess would start to swell up again.
Avatar n tn then after that for 2 or 3 days i was in terrible terrible shape the pain was unbearable !!! so im pretty sure i had an Abscess tooth.. i was in soooo much pain after eating for hours at a time and happened a few times a day.. i couldnt take it!! i couldnt sleep and had to keep an ice pack on my head to help numb the pain.. So i went to the dentist and he got the "bad root" out and i got antibiotics i took for a week.. its been about 2 weeks or so now and i feel some what normal..
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 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 f tn Hi. I had four of my teeth filled 5 years ago and the filling came out so I went to the dentist and they just re-filled it. Three of them are perfectly fine but I felt a sharp pain in the 4th one I ignored it. Waking up in the morning I noticed my gums were swollen too only around that one tooth.
Avatar n tn okay, so i had a root canal started in november, and got a temporary filling. the root had been exposed but the second my dentist cleaned it up the pain was gone. i never went back to finish it, so now, 2 months later, pain started to occur. i made an appointment and a week later i went back. my dentish is a jerk and "didn't have time to tackle it" so i had to make another appt. for a week and 2 days later...and i thought...okay fine...i can toughen it out.
Avatar f tn and this is exactly how i began i started with cavaties didnt take care of them my teeth started decaying didnt do much either financially it was impossible then i got an abscess tooth and it took about a year to get it pulled and with alot of google (never google) i began this fear like yourself of dying of the infection spreading to my heart and or brain i have had every test done available and im still not convinced i am healthy i have started the process of my teeth getting fixed and im stil
Avatar n tn Hence it could be Trigeminal neuralgia, abscess in tooth, exposed root canal, internal ear infection, maxillary sinusitis, TMJ, migraine, herpes (recurrent) without rash or fibromyalgia localized to face. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do consult your doctor. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn Hello, I just read about people having pain for years after getting a root canal. Now I am so afraid, b/c I am scheduled to get one next week. I have discomfort with hot foods and the top of the tooth is starting to blacken. Eight years ago I was told I needed one but the pain had left, so I put it off. It has returned slightly and I don't know what to do. I am military and must move to England next month.