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Root canal treated tooth getting dark!!!

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Posted by: tanabe  (9 years ago)
Hello,

It’s me again, unfortunately!

As you already know, I have a root canal treated anterior tooth in the upper jaw. My problem is that yesterday, (according to the new photos), it seems to be turning dark and brown. I felt like crying. I used to have a beautiful white smile and now I can see that it’s getting darker in the mirror.

What would you recommend I do in order to have a nice smile again? Should I have the tooth bleached or fitted with a crown? Maybe a veneer?

How long does bleaching last and is it really as harmful as everybody says?

Also, what should I expect to pay for just the one tooth? I’m a poor student.

Before I forget, the crown looks a bit “transparent,” meaning that I can “see through it” at the lower edge. I’m sure you know what I mean.

Unfortunately, one problem is that I’m in the United States for 10 months and I have NO idea what they will do to me here. So, before I go to a doctor, I would like to get some advice from you!

P.S.: Before I forget, it still hurts intermittently and I still have a numb feeling.

Thank you very much,

Tanabe
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Posted by: tanabe  (9 years ago)
Hello.

How should the root canal treatment be renewed? Will he just drill around again and remove the remaining stuff?

I have sent you the images:
http://www.denta-beaute.at/forum/ddr...ehandlung.html

I hadn’t taken any antibiotics until now, but I will begin taking them today. Maybe everything will go away then? What do you think?

Would you advise me against playing sports? I play American Football here and I wouldn’t want to stop playing under (almost) any circumstance.

Kind regards,

Tanabe
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Posted by: tanabe  (9 years ago)
Ahhh, now I understand. Thank you very much.

I know that health should always be the most important factor, but I hardly want to smile now because the tooth is a bit darker. Would it make a difference if I had the tooth bleached as well? Or would you strongly advise against this?

How long should I take antibiotics for? I have 16 film-coated tablets of “Clinda-Saar 600 mg” here.

I’ve started to take two every day. Unfortunately, my dentist didn’t tell me how often I should take them or for how long! But I have to say that I do feel a CLEAR improvement. And I only started taking them yesterday evening!

I’ve been taking the antibiotics since Saturday evening and I have the feeling that the throbbing has increased in strength. Is this possible? I’m slowly getting a creepy feeling thinking about this tooth...

Kind regards from the United States,

Tanabe
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Posted by: tanabe  (9 years ago)
Good morning,

Unfortunately, I only have 16 film-coated tablets, and yesterday and the day before, I took three instead of two (I read in the package leaflet that that would be possible as well, BEFORE you answered me).

From now on, I will only take two per day as you recommended. However, my antibiotics will only last me a total period of six days!!!!!!! (Since I only had 16 tablets.)

Is that too short a period? If so, I will see a doctor tomorrow and ask him for a prescription, if that’s possible. Or is there any other possibility?

I thought about the pain/strange feeling again, and I’m 100% sure that it’s increased A LOT in strength even though I’m taking antibiotics. This can’t be normal, can it? What if it’s not an inflammation but a lengthwise break instead?

Thank you very much. You are my only hope right now!!!!

Tanabe
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Posted by: tanabe  (9 years ago)
Thank you,

I will simply make an appointment. I think that I will get one next week or so. They seem to be pretty booked here.


As I said, you were able to help me a lot!

I hope you have a nice day.

Kind regards,

Tanabe
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Posted by: tanabe  (9 years ago)
Hello,

It’s me again. I went to see a dentist today. And his solution was that he doesn’t have one.

After a pleasant examination and conversation, he sent me to the endodontic department.

The experience (i.e., the examination) set me back $45. And NOTHING was done.

I will still take the antibiotics until tomorrow and I will stop taking them then.

Kind regards,

Tanabe
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