Tooth infection crown

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Avatar n tn Three days later I got a toothache...X-rays showed an infection at the base of two capped teeth....Was the infection caused by the filling?...My dentist claims it was always there and he just disturbed it causing the toothache...He claims I need two root canals and sent me to a dentist who only does root canals....He has given me a estimate of $3000.00 to do the root canals, Should I just have the two teeth pulled I am 80 years old and can't really afford the $3000.00..
Avatar m tn I thought the endodontist did a very poor job). So now I'm on my 2nd day of 500 mg Penicillin QID, and I'm still having pain. I've been taking 600 mg Ibuprofen Q6HR alternating with 1000 mg Acetometophin Q6HR, which helps, but I was wondering: how long should I wait till I possibly suspect the antibiotic is not doing the job on the infection? Also, it was recommended that I have a redo of said root canal, which I agree with, that going to be a very difficult procedure?
Avatar f tn Sounds like a tooth abcess, I had one of this this spring. Got a bump on the gum above the tooth. It can make the tooth hurt, but it doesn't have to. You need to go see a dentist, not good to have infections in the teeth. You need antibiotics and then a root canal with a crown. Very expensive, but the only chance to save the tooth.
Avatar f tn Dear Fellow Dental Sufferer, Its not a question of whether a tooth infection will infect other teeth, something I personally have not heard of. Its a question of what are you doing to cut the infection. contrary to what people with medical terminology might say, you can do a great deal to undo dental infection. 1 Stop eating sweets of any kind. 2 Make some oregano tea. Bring pint of water to a boil. Turn off and place 1 tbsp of dried oregano leaves in the pot.
Avatar n tn Upon a return visit, he resized the shape of the filling and the pain was even worse. He then said that my tooth was fractured in three places and would need a crown. He shaved the tooth down, said he thinks he filed down all three of the fractured areas and fitted me with a temporary crown. He said if that didn't help, I would need root canal. I am still having pain when biting down (although not as severe as it once was).
Avatar m tn I had a crown fitted several years ago on my lower left molar 2nd to last, I have no wisdom teeth, and now, several years later, I experience moments of pain and discomfort lasting a week to 3 weeks. I am begining to think the tooth under my crown has become infected as even the tooth where the crown meets is beginning to turn black. I also get a bubble of pus on my gums under the crowned tooth that fills and fills until it bursts on its own.
Avatar m tn Okay, so I chipped my molar and the dentist suggested I replace it with a crown and so I did. However, with a chipped tooth and a temporary crown I was pain free and without sensitivity sensations. She place the permanent crown and ever since and I've had issues with pain and sensitivity. A follow up to smooth some sharp edges on the crown. Days later I began experiencing intolerable pain and sensitivity when I chew food, whether hot or cold. I went back again and explained the issue.
Avatar n tn Last Saturday night July 26th I started having some pain where my crown (tooth 3) is by Sunday afternoon I started having a lot of pain. On Monday I went to my dentist where they took an xray and said they did not see anything with the root-canal, but that the crown was a little higher than the other teeth so they ground it down to fit bitter.
Avatar n tn Over the last couple of days I realized when I touch the crown next to tooth #29 I get extreme pain. Could the crown have come loose or could there be an infection under the crown? If so, how would I/my dentist know?
Avatar f tn he said there was a pinhole opening to the root but decided to fill the hole and build up the tooth and prepare for a crown. after the buildup and before the crown (2 days later) I went back because it still was bothering me. he said the bite was off and filed it down. the next day i was in extreme pain and could not reach the dentist. the following day i was put on antibiotics and told I needed a root canal. i had the first step of a root canal with a temporary filling.
Avatar n tn There were deep pockets due to a previous infection causing a deep area between #14 and the last molar, (which has also got a crown), but no root canal. The dentist said I more than likely have an infection and need a deep cleaning and antibiotics put into the area to heal it. I took the time to read all the issues posted here regarding similar issues. The conclusion was that most seem to be infections of some sort, along with the advice to have a endodontist check for various problems.
Avatar f tn I believe this infection started in mid May. I thought it was maybe an ear infection. My son had to be hospitalized so nothing was done. I went to the dentist in June and she did a root canal. I have mitral valve prolapse so I was given 500mg of amoxicillin which I took 4of the day of the visit. I took a few more before the permanent crown was put on and took 4 more that day. Two days later a filling that was done the day of the root canal popped off.
Avatar n tn I had a root canal done on a tooth last year, and a crown was put on that tooth. The crown never did feel good, a year later it still doesn't feel good. Had an x-ray done recently and shows no infection. The tooth was in bad shape and I'm wondering if it should have been saved in the first place. What could be going on?
Avatar n tn I had a permanent crown on my third lower molar without any root canal the tooth was cracked but at that time my dentist said no need for root canal. Almost 2 years later its suddenly sensitive and pressure pain when eating. I went to the dentist and I was told nothing was wrong with the tooth. Is it possible my bite if off since I have a bad tmj.
Avatar n tn Yes, you are at higher risk of getting endocarditis than someone who has never had a tooth infection -- but that is a long way from actually having endocarditis. As long as the infection stayed localized in your jaw, you won't get endocarditis. If you did not have any unexplained fevers, night sweats, or other symptoms of whole-body infection, the chances that you have contracted bacterial endocarditis are low -- especially if you do not already have some other sort of heart valve disease.
Avatar f tn Dentist said I should have root canal in back right molar where I have a crown. She said I have a probable infection there. (I am dubious) Had the top left next to back tooth pulled. Oral Surgeon did not even schedule re-check. Went on cephalexin. Been eight days. Still have pus in gap where tooth was and having soreness in left jaw. Wondering about this oral surgeon/dentist. I am new to them. Should I go back to them/seek a 2nd opinion. . .or go to ENT.
Avatar f tn Saw my doctor on Wednesday and he said it sounded like anxiety. Dentist on Thursday, said I had a tooth infection. Freaked out, bc I know that this can spread to your brain. I've had a stye and a sinus infection, so now I'm convinced that it's spreading to my brain. My doctor said it's unlikely, so did the dentist. I'm taking an antibiotic and will be getting the infected tooth out next week. Possibly all 4... It's a top molar that's infected.
Avatar n tn if the swelling is from the tooth (and it sounds like it is) the tooth needs to be opened, the infected nerve tissue removed, the infection allowed to drain (the tooth in my opinion should be left open for a time) and you need to be placed on antibiotics. you are swollen becasue the infection has no where to go. see the dentist asap---I'd call and insist to be seen tomorrow even though it is Easter.
Avatar m tn Oh, and the permanent crown has been on for about 3 weeks.
Avatar m tn I would not claim to be wiser, but If you are getting a root canal treatment, what is there in the tooth to get infected in the tooth once a metal crown is put in place?
Avatar n tn I had fractured tooth #14 and my dentist prepped my tooth for a crown. I had some pain while chewing with the temporary, but not with temperature. The dentist said that she didn't think that I needed a root canal. While she was away on vacation, my temporary tooth fell off while I was flossing, and I had to see another dentist in the practice. She fitted me with my permanent crown, despite telling her that my tooth hurt.
338963 tn?1253664422 My son has a white crown on front baby tooth and As i was brushing my 4yr olds teeth tonight i noticed the crown looked uneven so i looked closer and it looks as thought the crown has maybe chipped. He has no pain or swollen red gums so im hoping its fixable. I took him into the dentist a couple weeks ago for a check up and xrays were done that tooth and everything came back good. So my question here is if his crown is indeed chipped what will happen what is the procedure?
Avatar n tn My husband had a permanent crown installed on his otherwise healthy tooth due to a crack in the tooth, which did cause him problems with pain. Three weeks later he is still in a lot of pain, which is interrupting his sleep, ability to eat a full mean, and his attitude.
Avatar n tn He tapped the crowned tooth and each tooth on either side of the crowned tooth. No pain for me there. He applied cool air around the area. No discomfort. He applied that cool gel to the crowned tooth and to the teeth in the front and back of the crowned tooth to check the nerves. I felt no pain. Of course the crowned tooth felt no sensation because of the root canal that was done on it. He poked around the ridges and gumline and no breaks or leaks were evident.
Avatar n tn I can even smell it in the floss after I have flossed the crown tooth. And the upper part of my front teeth is hurting sometimes (i meant the gum) and my front teeth bleeds easily. Pls help me about this.
Avatar n tn you could have a recurring abcess in the tooth, or the crown may be impinging on the gum tissue becasue the edges of the crown were buried too far underneath the gumline. or it may be as simple as some extra cement that needs to be removed.
Avatar n tn I had a crown intalled recently and ive have alot of pain,the tooth had a filling prior and it was removed then rebuilt.while waiting for the crown the tooth the dentist built was hurting,when i ate something and he said after intalling the partial crown the pain will go away. The crown arrived so he installed the crown but the pain did not subside. Should he have intalled the crown?