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Abscessed root canalled tooth

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Posted by: mysongbird  (9 years ago)

Hi!

I had bad teeth growing up. At the age of fifteen, I already had many fillings in my mouth. Three years ago, I had a root canal on one of my upper teeth. This tooth had been a problem to me ever since the root canal was done. I had on and off pain which would reach my jaws and ears. I always get headaches. Recently, I developed an abscess on this tooth. Since the tooth was infected again, will it be pulled this time? I would be visiting my regular dentist soon but I would love to hear your insights about this. Thanks!
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Posted by: ghnane  (9 years ago)
Hello mysongbird,
Often root canal treated teeth that become infected and re-treatment is not anticipated to save the tooth the only option left would be to extract the tooth.
You are too young to have so many issues with your teeth and having extractions early on in life.

YOu should concentrate on your home or health regimen. Make sure to brush and floss twice daily, use fluoride containing mouth rinses. Ask you dentist for Prevident 500 plus prescription tooth paste to help remineralize your teeth and make them stronger to withstand demineralization.

It is not horrible to eat sweet but what matters is how often you eat sweets or snack. Every time we eat we lower the pH in our mouth and it takes some time for the pH to go back up that is why less frequent snacking is better. Same holds for sugary drinks.
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