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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Dental and Oral Health (Adults)
Abcess tooth after root canal done 1 year ago
I had a root canal done by endodonist 1yr ago. I currently have tenderness w/chewing. when I had my teeth cleaned last week I reported problem. The x-ray shows abcess to the same tooth. (last tooth lower rt side) I have no wisdom teeth. I believe this is tooth #31. Can you explain what could be cause and your suggesttion for treatment?
Because your tooth was treated by an endodontist, I would recommend that you schedule a follow-up with him/her. The person who performed the treatment would be best suited to evaluate your situation.
Melissa McCartney Drum, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University