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Posted by: Sam | 2012/03/05

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abscess in tooth with previous root canal

I had a root canal in one of my “ back”  teeth about 2 ½  years ago. About 2 weeks ago I had an abscess. When I went to the dentist she told me it was sinus (not taking any x-rays). The next day I went to the GP, because my face kept on swelling. She added more antibiotics. The day after this I went back to the GP, because it was extremely painful. But not my tooth, my face. She then referred me for a second opinion with a dentist. She took a x-ray and determine that it was in fact an abscess in the tooth that already had a root canal. She suggested that the it must be removed surgically. What will happen if I decided not to remove? After all the antibiotics it seems to be fine.

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the absces usually recurs in these cases. If you do not want to remove the tooth, the root canal will need to be redone

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Posted by: dental expert | 2012/03/05

the absces usually recurs in these cases. If you do not want to remove the tooth, the root canal will need to be redone

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