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Abscess after Root Canal

02/04/2010

Question:

I`ve had 2 root canals performed by different dentist. one was 4 years ago and it has been abcessed at times during the four years. i recently had a root canal done and now i have an abcess on that tooth. what can i do to take care of this problem. both teeth had been caped. i have to take antibiotics frequently to treat the infection.

Answer:

I would recommend that you seek an evaluation by an endodontist. Root canal treatment is a difficult procedure, which is why there are specialists who have received extensive training in the field. I recommend an evaluation by an endodontist before any more treatment is done.

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Response by:

Melissa McCartney Drum, DDS, MS Melissa McCartney Drum, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University