Tooth infection for years

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Avatar f tn I pop it about two times a day like a pimple. My tooth that needed a rootcanal 4 years ago has started to chip off on the inner part,and is no longer painful. The problem is I can't afford to go to the dentist. Can I expect that tooth to fall out soon? and could that be making me have major pain in the back of my head and upper neck area? Also could it be making me not sleep?
Avatar m tn I feel scared after reading that leaving an abscessed tooth untreated for years can cause health issues related to the brain like brain abscesses. I have a tooth that has a very deep cavity and has been abscessed many times and I think the root of the tooth is dead because I don't feel any pain anymore. now, I'm very afraid that I am in danger and I feel like I am going to die please can you give me any advice.
Avatar n tn It could also be cracked as RC teeth can become brittle over the years. Infection could also be pushing your tooth in a downward position which would affect the tooth below and could cause pressure pain. Esp. if you clench you teeth at night. There are a few things that can be done that would fit your individual case, but it would have to be tailored to you and you alone. Repeat root canal, apicoectomy, or extraction with implant are all possibilities.
Avatar f tn After almost two years I decided to have the tooth extracted and have a bridge made. For months while all this was being done the dentist insisted the metallic taste was from the temporary bridge. After everything was finished I still had the bad taste and metallic taste. He then said it was probably another tooth and it should be extracted. I'm not going back to him but started researching this taste thing and saw where people with Sjogrens or Sarcoid may experience this.
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 n tn I have absolutely no allergies.. I will go and see a dentist about this as I am worried about an infection with my tooth. I've had this for a year but my last dentist told me that it can take wisdom teeth years to come out and that this can sometimes happen with them. Either way it's getting in the way of my breathing now and I would like the little hole or whatever it is filled up or something..
Avatar m tn Anyways, the dentist is recommending root canal and says that if we leave this tooth untouched, it can spread infection, and may affect the tooth which will grow in the next set. He claims that he can perform root canal without local anesthesia since it is dead tooth after all, and root canal won't cause pain. I am not sure whether root canal is the way to go. Mainly because - 1. The dentist never took X-ray 2. I am not convinced that root canal won't cause any pain 3.
Avatar n tn And was told the fractured tooth could be crowned but the adjacent molar showed signs of root infection, I had a root canal and crown done on the infected tooth about two years ago. My dentist is telling me that it will have to be extracted. Is there any alternative to extraction such as antibiotics?
Avatar n tn when i was younger my front tooth was broken and replaced with a cap. 7 years later it became infected and i had root canal surgery (is this where they take the nerve out? as this is what happened) over the last two years the gum become swollen and sore and receeds around the tooth. what is happening?
Avatar n tn t give you the option of an apico then he thinks it would not be an effective treatment for this tooth. Over the years I have been more apt to extract the tooth rather than refer the patient for an apico. In the long run I do not think they are very successful.
Avatar n tn I have had an abcess and infection at the tip of a front tooth root for four years. I knew that I had problems and this is what showed up on the x-ray. Two weeks ago I had a root canal treatment on this tooth. It was fine for about 10 days but now feels painful and just the same as it did prior to the treatment. Will it be possible for the dentist to re-do the root canal treatment, and if this does not work are there any other options to try and save the tooth?
Avatar f tn Your dentist said everything is fine with the tooth so for her to suggest extracting it is crazy! An infection will not go away on it's own, you need another round of antibiotics. I would definitely get a second opinion on this!! An oral surgeon may be able to get in there and see exactly what is going on, because if it was cleaned properly and the antibiotics didn't work you need to look further. Your dentist sounds like she doesn't know what to do except pull the tooth...
Avatar f tn So now I am on antibiotics to try and care for the tooth infection but at same time fighting inflammed thyroid and constant knee pain, I have been seeing doctors for it all for along time its none of it easy. Thanks for the help.
Avatar f tn I have an infection in a tooth that was root canalled many years ago. I have an infection being treated with Clindamycin The tooth is upper right molar #3. If a re-root canal cannot be done, I'd rather not have an apico done, in order to be able to have a better chance of bone for an implant. I will be seeing my endodontist on Monday. I assume that I am running out of options for this tooth??
Avatar n tn I am currently experiencing a lot of pain in a molar that I had a root canal in about 10 years ago and a crown placed over it two years ago. The pain is usually only when I chew on it. I am almost 100% certain that the pain is coming from this tooth and not the one next to it. When I tap the crowned tooth it hurts, the one next to it does not. I don't understand why this tooth would hurt if the nerves are dead. Is this even possible?
Avatar f tn Hello there, I have worked in the dental field for 14 years. Oil of cloves won't work. A hole and the type of pain you are describing is usually a nerve issue. You more then likely have an infection. Your dentist can take a xray because it's an emergency. I have taken xray while pregnant with 3 children. They should double apron you for safety even though today there really is no harm. You may need to be on an antibiotic.
Avatar f tn I’ve had a horrible taste coming from the tooth all day... is this the infection draining or is it the tooth pulp dying? Or both? My question here is it safe that I’m swallowing it? I assume it’s better than it being trapped but I’m still freaked out and now scared of sepcis. When will the antibiotics work? When should I go too the ER or call the dentist again? Am I being Overly dramatic and just need to let the antibiotics work and relax? Probably right?
Avatar n tn I had a rootcanal on tooth #30 about 13 years ago. Two or three years ago #30 cracked. Last year i went to the dentist and he cleaned the decay and put a prefabricated post and covered the tooth with the white filling. over that time i have been experiencing acne on my face and developed cysts under the jaw bone on both sides of my mouth. The dermatologist gave me amoxicilliyn for about 2 years which cleared up the cysts and acne. I stopped taking amoxicil.
Avatar n tn I had vertigo 15 years ago due to a virus in my sinus and it cleared up after 2 weeks. This time I got it for no reason (no virus) and'I've had vertigo symptoms for almost 8 weeks. The vertigo spinning was bad at first and I guess I ruptured my ear drum due to a lot of fluid but most symptoms have subsided except for when I lay down flat on my back and if I look up for a long time.
Avatar m tn Hi, I got a bride fitted on my top left side, it is 4 teeth and fits on the tooth next to the top left wisdom tooth, obviously that tooth was ground and made smaller for the bridge to fit on it, the tooth was absolutely healthy and fine, i have never had any problems with that tooth earlier, the day grinding took place that tooth became sore, very very sensitive and I had to get temp.
4322328 tn?1353998038 Go see a dentist but for now try gargling with salt water. Your baby isn't hurt inside but if it is an infection in your tooth and it doesn't get fixed it could move into your blood which would be bad.
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