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Loose tooth after a root canal treatment

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Posted by: greatsmile  (8 years ago)
Dear all!

I had an abscessed tooth and the dentist performed a root canal procedure on it. A few days after the procedure, the root canal treated tooth is becoming loose.The gum above it seems inflamed. Has the treatment failed? Does it look like I'll lose this tooth?

All answers are greatly appreciated.
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Posted by: Firstfamilydentalfresno  (8 years ago)
Go back to the dentist asap, the dentist will take x- ray and determine what is the problem,could be fracture tooth,periodontal involvement,or unsuccessful treatment, specialist possibly needed at this time for evaluation
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Posted by: nomorenerve  (8 years ago)
Hi there!

The root canal treatment did not go successfully. The supporting bone of the tooth may have been gone due to an infection. You need to see your dentist asap.