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Old 05-24-2003, 11:17 PM   #1
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Question Apicoectomy Side Effects

Help! I had an apicoectomy done on tooth #8 five days ago and I have a uncomfortable heavy feeling, like a cotton ball is stuck at the top of my gum near my nose, and was wondering if this feeling is normal after this type of surgery. I asked the endodontis and she said that I just needed to be patient. I am also concerned about the success rate of this type of surgery. Is an implant in my future?
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Old 05-25-2003, 12:57 AM   #2
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Hi,

From what I hear you should have discomfort for 3-4 days after the procedure. Did you get any pain meds? They should have given you something.. It seems unusual that after 5 days you still have discomfort. I would hard press the issue. It seems like something is wrong, but I am no expert..

I hate when this type of stuff happens on a long holiday weekend.

I have not gone through that, but have about 3 teeth bothering me and throbbing, with no appt. till Wed.

I am taking Vicodin and it's not helping very much.. I hate tooth pain, there is nothing worse.. If it's get bad I will just have to go to the ER for antibiotics and more pain meds to help till Wed.

I hope someone can come along and help you further, I will keep happy thoughts for you through the weekend, please let us know how it goes.. Your not alone..

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Old 05-25-2003, 05:29 AM   #3
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Hello,

I had an apicoectomy on tooth #7 about 25 years ago. I remember feeling a little uncomfortable until the stitches were removed. I think I had the stitches for about a week. I was just a kid then, so I probably recovered a little faster than I would now.

I don't know what the overall success rate is for this type of surgery, but I can tell you that in 25 years, I haven't had any problems.

I hope you feel better soon.

 
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Old 05-25-2003, 05:00 PM   #4
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Hello,
I am still feeling some numbness but it's a little better today. I have always had a difficult time with novacaine. It always seems to stay in my system longer then it's supposed to. I am just scared because the waiver that the endodontis made me sign said that the altered feeling in my gums, cheek or teeth could be permanent. What the waiver said is probably scaring me more at this point then anything else. It was nice to here from Michelle99 that her Apicoectomy has lasted 25 years. Thanks for the comforting info.

 
Old 06-12-2003, 03:29 PM   #5
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Thanks Randi for your concern. It's been just over three weeks and I still have bumps near the injection site. Now I have a tinglying feeling in my cheeks near my jaw. I saw the endodontis a couple of days ago and she said I should rinse with saltwater, apply warm compresses and massage the gums. I have tried doing this but it doesn't seem any better. I am so scared that these conditions will never go away. I just called my regular dentist to see what he says and I have to call him back in a little while. Maybe I am just being impatient. I can live with these symptoms if I know they will eventually go away. Has anyone out there had this happen to them. Should I try taking some more anti-biotics?
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Old 06-13-2003, 10:21 PM   #6
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Hello dlec64,

I'm curious, do you know if the endo placed mercury amalgam at the apex? Or what may be left of it. They must plug the pulp chamber with something.

I hope you're feeling better.

Tenntod

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Old 06-13-2003, 11:58 PM   #7
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Hi. I am sorry to hear about your problems after your surgery. I have been looking to find help with a similar problem - numbness and tingly pain in my jaw after a root canal. It sounds like you may have had some nerve damage, and the recovery will take some time. I don't want to scare you, but for what I have, they say that 85% recover completely, and 15% have some permanent problems.

Best of luck to you!

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Old 06-16-2003, 07:26 AM   #8
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Hi Everyone:
Just an update: I saw my regular dentist a couple of days ago who said that the pressure that I am feeling around the tops of my gum, under my nose, could be the healing process of the bone filling in. I am not very good at technical terms. Anyway, he also said that a ledge could form in that site and may or may not go away. I asked him if I could get the ledge removed and he said that I'd have to have a similar procedure to remove the scar tissue and that no one he's ever known has done that. He said that healing of the bone could take up to four months. I don't know if the apex of my root was filled with amalgam. I have read some articles on allergies to amalgam. I will ask the endodontis when I see her next week. I am allergic to a couple of things that I know of such as dogs, cats, pork, beef, ragweed and mold. Could this be a reaction to amalgam or novacaine? I asked the endo if I could have nerve damage and she said that where she gave me the shot (tooth no. 8) there aren't any nerves. Aren't there nerves in our skin? My dentist says that it doesn't look like there's an infection. I don't think it'll ever be right. I will go the university if I don't get any results after my appointment next week.
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Donna

 
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Hi Donna,

I'm sorry you're still not feeling better. As I remember, I felt a little puffy in the incision area for several weeks, but I don't remember any tingling. If a dentist ever told me I couldn't have nerve damage because there are no nerves there, I would probably say something sarcastic like "Well then why did you put anesthetic there?"

I hope you are able to find out what your trouble is soon.

Best wishes.

Michelle

 
Old 06-17-2003, 10:32 PM   #10
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When he/she says there is no nerve there the nerve for number 8 is actually in the bone and when they give the injection they inject the anesthetic right by the bone and let the anesthetic diffuse through the bone to the nerve. If they actually did hit the nerve on that tooth that would be some feat. When you hear of people going numb from injections, they are usually lower teeth which you do inject right next to the nerve.

 
Old 07-22-2003, 03:49 PM   #11
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I'm having #8 done soon. Now I am getting nervous.

In my case, they will make a larger hole than usual because the tip is already broken. So they will remove the tip (1/3 of root).

They are doing everything great. I have mouthwash and antibiotics to start before the surgery.

They will do a bone graft and calcium sulfate to fill the hole, and they will fill the root canal with MTA.

Nerve damage really scares me more than anything, but I guess I am also concerned about rejection (of the bone graft). Then will be the long healing process.

Ahh, I feel better airing this out...well, almost.

 
Old 07-25-2003, 06:32 PM   #12
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Had my apico yesterday. After the IV was started, I didn't know a thing until they woke me up. Had bone graft...just hope it works. Don't need the pain pills, so it's not so bad. The worst part is what the antibiotics do to the old tummy.

 
Old 07-26-2003, 05:46 PM   #13
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It's been just over two months since my apico and everthing is pretty much better except the area (above my tooth were the stitches were) sometimes feels a little puffy (usually after I eat). The gum area is still a little lighter in color in comparison to the rest of my gums. I was never in very much pain; it just felt very strange after the surgery. I had numbness and and tingling in my cheek, my lips wouldn't shut correctly over the puffiness of my gums, etc. I hope that everthing goes better for you Avakay1. The endo said that she didn't forsee it abcessing again. But again, I'm sure the dentist didn't see any reason why the original root canal wouldn't work.

 
Old 07-28-2003, 08:16 AM   #14
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I had my apico a few days ago. It hurt alot, but they had to remove more bone to get a broken root tip out. I still have swelling above the incision and it feels like a chili pepper under my lip. I also had the bone graft. Now there is yellowish white material around the incision and stitches. I hope thats not an infection, but I'll call the dentist to be sure.

 
Old 07-28-2003, 09:57 AM   #15
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What antibiotics are you taking? I had my apico done last Thursday 7/24 and it is still swollen a little. It has bled some more; can't brush, floss or anything on that side. I refuse to even try to look at it. The salt water rinse is sootheing. I figure the surgeon will tell me what's going on when I go this Thurs. to have the stitches removed. I had the bone graft, too. I just hope it doesn't hurt to get the stitches out. Now that's a nice thought, isn't it? haha

 
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