Re: re-infected root canal after placement of permanent crown - is this possible???
Two years ago I had a crown installed over a molar, which apparently had bad/dead roots. The dentist should have known that the molar needed a root canal first, before the crown was installed.
I then suffered an infection that started in the roots beneath the new crown and which spread into my jaw and gums.
I went to an endodontist, who drilled through the top of the crown, and did a magnificent job of roto-rooting out the four diseased/dead roots; and then installed a permanent filling in the top of the crown.
I had to take antibiotics (Keflex) for a few weeks afterwards, but as of now, my mouth, jaw and gums are healthy, the infection is totally gone, and the molar/crown feels great with absolutely no pain or unexpected sensation, except for the extra money that I had to spend because of the first dentist's negligence.
CHF,AFib,HBP,Diabetes,Asthma since 1987
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⇒ Avoid unhealthy chemicals,odors,irritants
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Last edited by Machaon; 07-10-2010 at 02:29 PM.