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Root canal treatment with an active infection

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Posted by: antibodies  (10 years ago)
Hello,

I have a decayed tooth which was scheduled for a root canal two days from now. This tooth is also abscessed and the dentist put me on antibiotics. It's already my fifth day with the antibiotics but it seemed the infection is not cleared yet. My gums are still very much swollen and tender. I'm wondering if it is safe to have a root canal performed on a tooth with an active infection.

Please advise me! Thank you very much for your time!
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Posted by: cecile  (10 years ago)
Hi!

I once had a root canal on a severely abscessed tooth and I didn't encounter any problem after the procedure. It is safe to go on with the root canal even with an active infection.
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Posted by: toread  (10 years ago)
Hello,

I have a decayed tooth which was scheduled for a root canal two days from now. This tooth is also abscessed and the dentist put me on antibiotics. It's already my fifth day with the antibiotics but it seemed the infection is not cleared yet. My gums are still very much swollen and tender. I'm wondering if it is safe to have a root canal performed on a tooth with an active infection.

Please advise me! Thank you very much for your time!


Hi!

The sooner you go in for the root canal treatment, the better. I wish you the best of luck.:-)
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Posted by: antibodies  (10 years ago)
Thanks everyone! I'm done with the root canal treatment. The procedure went well. I'm glad I am fine now.
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