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After reviewing your x-ray of a tooth that had root canal 10 years ago an infection was discovered can this infection be treated with antibiotics as opposed to pulling the tooth?

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2010-05-20 20:48:38
2010-05-20 20:48:38

It's possible, but the infection will most likely come back again. There is no telling when, but it will. A week, two years, no way to tell.

- You can also see an endodontist for a retreatment where the old filling material is removed and replaced or an Apicoectomy, where a small incision is made on through the gum and bone and the tip of the root is treated and resealed. -RDH

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