Tooth abscess in root canal

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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 think bacteria (germs) might have entered your teeth after root canal treatment and therefore your tooth become abscessed. An abscessed tooth is a condition with an infection in the pulp. If pulp becomes infected, it needs to be removed. Since, you already get an appointment of after two weeks, you can ask him for the antibiotics meanwhile.
Avatar f tn I had a root canal done on tooth #29 about ten years ago after an injury to the tooth. All seemed well until I noticed a swelling under this tooth a few weeks ago that hurt when pressed. I called the dentist and was told I had an abscess. She prescribed me 150mg Clindamycin over ten days for the infection and referred me to an endodontist. The endodontist retreated the root canal a couple weeks later. A few hours after the retreated root canal became horribly painful and I noticed some swelling.
Avatar f tn they only thing to get rid of the abscess is to take antibiotics to get rid of the infection and after baby is born they may have to do a root canal or pull tooth all together. mine had to be pulled out. but definitely get it checked out i was told by my dentist that it can get bad enough and get into your blood stream...
Avatar n tn Warm salt-water rinses and over-the-counter pain relievers may relieve the toothache and fever. A root canal may be recommended in an attempt to save the tooth. In severe infection extraction may be necessary. Keep me posted with more queries. Best luck and regards!
Avatar m tn I had an abscess in my tooth and it has been extracted now it's infected and I am on antibiotics it is still bleeding after 48 hours now just wondering if I could get a bit of advice please
Avatar f tn The treatment can be decided only after in you whether you will need root canal or extraction. Dental cavities if left untreated can lead to serious complications like dental abscess or spread of infection to surrounding structures. For more queries and concerns visit your dentist and get evaluated. Hope it helps. Best wishes and regards!
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 A tooth abscess is usually a complication of tooth decay. In a dental abscess, or tooth abscess there is accumulation of pus inside the teeth or gums. The abscess usually originates from a bacterial infection and is mostly caused by a dental infection. The common presenting complaints are severe toothache, breath odour, fever, pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling of gums, swollen glands etc.
Avatar m tn go to the dentist so they can clean it and find out what is going. you will lose your teeth if you don't do this sounds like you are in need of a root canal on that tooth.
Avatar m tn Yes i have they give me tablets then said come back Monday to have it out, but all the swelling as now spread to my neck so a bit worries
Avatar n tn Do you think this is a definite sign of a tooth abscess due to the trauma of the crown? When I called about the appointment, they were already talking about the possibility of being referred to an endodontist for a potential root canal. Is this my only option? Can I not just kill off the infection with antibiotics? I broke the bank on the crown (no dental insurance), and I simply cannot afford another expensive procedure.
Avatar m tn I had a cracked tooth,I waited and put off something being done about it,and it became abscess,a pocket formed underneath it and also my jaw swelled up an I believe became infected, I went to the doctor, they numbed and drained the pocket,and gave me 2 antibiotics and a pain med, I'm no longer in pain (the cracked tooth is a little loose) but its been going on 3 days of antis and no change has occurred, is that normal? should I go back to the doctor?
Avatar f tn Antibiotics may provide some temporary partial relief but will likely not cure the problem. A root canal is most likely needed, and a dentist can do this, but the best is to see an Endodontics, which is a specialist for doing root canals. I believe Crown failures are common after 5 -15 years, simply because bacteria will get inside of the crown and have a field day with your tooth, all the while the bacteria are protected from removal, hidden by the crown.
1394445 tn?1351026945 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 n tn If there is an infection in the area and its been there for that many years, it is definitely best to have the root canal done. The root canal consists of removing the infected tissue and placing a filling material to seal the root tip so the infection won't spread. It is definitely more risky to not treat the problem and possibly develop an abscess.
Avatar m tn If the quality of root canal is optimal,there is really nothing we can do. Root fracture generally yields much more discofmort and abscess after a while. Maybe it takes more time to get complete healing in your case. Sorry, I don't have any solution at present time.
Avatar f tn The infection was treated and so I went to the dentist again and had a 3D x ray taken and it showed the root on my molar with the root canal was fractured. It was recommended that the root canal tooth be extracted and that I get a dental implant. I just want piece of mind that this is a good idea as I am scared to death about these procedures.
Avatar m tn It could be a dental infection/abscess and in that case, it is highly advised to see what the problem is and to resolve it. Antibiotics most likely will not fix the problem. A root canal or extraction may be needed.
Avatar m tn Hi I just had a second root canal and two days after I start getting a bubble on my gum above my tooth. A little history, the first root canal was done over a decade ago and last month I had terrible pain and the appearance of the abscess on my gum just above the problem tooth. 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.
Avatar n tn I sent you a reply saynono I went to see a root canal specialist today and when he took x-ray of the three teeth. He was in shock. He said what the old dentist did to these teeth shouldn't even be called root canal. He left so many canals untreated and drilled through where there were nerve. I'm gonna try to check with a lawyer if I have a case... has anyone been in a similar situation?
Avatar f tn I went to the dentist last sunday with an abscess tooth which is going to have to be a root canal started taking amoxicillin mon its now friday and still swollen no sign of abscess subsiding quite painful still planning to go to doctor or dentist tomorrow are there any symptoms i shoud be worried about and maybe go to emergency
Avatar n tn see both then make a choice endo and a surgeon thats what I did and made the choice for the tooth to be removed and an implant put in. I made the right choice in my case the tooth could not be saved and the implant is amazing better than my real tooth. I chose the later after hearing there was no garantee another root canal would take and if it did maybe for a year or two and I did not want to go to one then have the other a few years later.
Avatar n tn In Aug 2007 I had my first root canal on my back left molar. I had a major abscess and a hidden root that my endodontist found. He said the RCT went perfectly and I was good to go. But I still feel some pressure on that side of my mouth in that area. Also when I press on my tooth with my tongue I can still feel the pressure of it. Sometimes its more sore than other times. When I sleep on that side of my face, I sometimes wake up and it will ache for a couple of hours.
Avatar m tn So x-rays were taken and he said the nerve was calcified and I needed a root canal. In looking at the x-rays, the two teeth next to it also had calcified root canals. I asked what causes it, and he said possibly age (I'm 66). He said there was some softening of the tooth around the filling, and possbily the filling was loose and bacteria got in there. I have had a lot of dental work, almost all crowns, and many root canals. I'm just hesitant to do a root canal on an otherwise ok tooth.
Avatar f tn I wrote the original post back in 2009 and my root canal (and crown) on my front tooth lasted 8 years and then the problems started! In the last year, the abscess returned so I had another root canal (which failed) and then an apicoectomy last week by a specialist endodontist. But here I am... at 1am, lying awake in awful pain. I'm pleased to report I still have no fillings but I'm coming to the realisation it may be time to say goodbye to this tooth forever...
Avatar m tn Hi. Yesterday I had a root canal on my top right incisor. The tooth had apprently died and had been giving me pain and mild swelling (particularly a 'bump' on my gum that made it feel like i had a constant air bubble trapped in my top lip), as an infection had taken hold and an abscess had formed at the tooth root (which, via x-ray, was shown to be the cause of the bump on the gums).
Avatar n tn My grandmother had an abscess tooth, it was treated with a root canal and currently it's been three weeks after the treatment, and she's still feeling extreme pain and numbess in her lower jaw-half of her chin and lip. Her lymph glands are very swollen. She's taking an antibiotic but needs to know if there's any type of emergency fix because her next appointment isn't until next Thursday and she wants to know if there is any alternative, faster treatment for this.
Avatar n tn I had a root canal 4 weeks ago on #31-the tooth had been infected for 3 months and I couldn't get my dentist to believe me-he sent me to an endo for #30 because he had redone the crown on it and I was still having pain-a few days later #31 abbcessed-the endo says the tooth is still healing after the rc-he says there may still be some pulp and nerve in the canal but the body will take care of it-I have a dull ache most of the time and it wakes me up if I lay down-am I going to lose the tooth?