Can a tooth that has had a root canal become abscessed?
Should an abscessed tooth be removed or treated if there is no pain but the X-rays show the tooth to be abscessed?
Yes, you should have an abscessed tooth either removed (or a root canal) done. It depends on what the dentist says. First, the dentist will put you on antibiotics to be sure the abscess is cleared up and then do the procedure. Most dentists prefer to save your teeth if at all possible so discuss the root canal as an option.
What does it mean if you had an abscessed tooth got a root canal and the abscess seems to be coming back?
Sometimes an infection in a tooth becomes abscessed. At that point, it becomes necessary either to pull the tooth or to clean out the root and fill it. A root canal means the dentist cleans out the root of the tooth. He or she drills out the nerves and blood supply to the tooth. The tooth may have one, two, three, or four roots. Each root is cleaned out, filled, and then a regular filling…
Your dentist will know which type is right for you. I had an abscessed tooth too. I had to be on antibiotics for 4 weeks to get rid of the infection. Then I had to have a root canal done. It did not hurt at all and I am afraid of the dentist. Amoxicillin, Biaxin or clindamycin are often used in treating dental infections.
Most likely not, as the problem with abscessed teeth is that the tooth is damaged and allowing bacteria into the pulp and root cavity. While antibiotics may clear up the infection for now, they will not prevent another infection after you are off of the antibiotics. Nor will they prevent the tooth from becoming more damaged. Unfortunately, the only cure for a bad tooth is a visit to the dentist or oral surgeon's chair.
it depends, if you have normal bone amount. the dentist will take an xray and find out first if its the root ,if yes then you can have a root canal. if you have suffered bone loss due to a gum disease it depends on how much loss you have suffered. you may have to have a partial plate you may not be a candidate for a root canal .
Could an infected tooth that is not abscessed but needs a root canal kill you if not treated quickly?
If your tooth needs a root canal and is not painful, then it must be a dead tooth. When a tooth is dead, it is a source of infection which is not good. It is possible that it could hurt in the future due to infection. Better to have the root canal done, because you're trying to save your tooth. If you don't have the root canal treatment done and your tooth continues to decay…
No. By definition, a 'dry socket' is a painful condition that occurs following a tooth extraction, not a root canal. That is not to say that you cannot have pain following a root canal. You can, particularly if the tooth was acutely infected at the time of the root canal, or if the root canal is incomplete. You should consult with the dentist who performed the procedure and follow his/her recommendations.