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Old 10-27-2006, 07:32 AM   #1
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Root canal filling too high?

I had two root canals yesterday (not my first) and woke up this morning to a terrible ache. I can touch my tooth with my tongue but if I apply any pressure, it is extremely painful. I can't bite down either. I called the endodontist and was told to come in and have the filling shaved down a bit. That this was probably the issue and that it would get worse over time. Sounds good to me.

My concern it that I am going on a trip in two weeks and want to make sure there are no further complications. I went on a trip last year and had tried to have a recommended root canal before the trip. The endodontist said I wasn't ready for one. Well, apparently, the cabin pressure from my plane ride caused the tooth to flare and I was miserable the entire trip, and had an emergency root canal the day I got home. I wanted to avoid a similar scenario this time and knew I needed these two teeth fixed. So, I had them done yesterday. With today's development, I just want to make sure I have the entire issue resolved.

If I were to get an infection from the procedure, how soon would that show up? Should I ask for antibiotics just in case something happens while I'm on my trip? I am going on a cruise so won't have access to a hospital let alone my endodontist.

Thank you.

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Old 10-27-2006, 09:11 AM   #2
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Re: Root canal filling too high?

yes...get an antibiotic to take with you in case...

Old 10-27-2006, 10:32 AM   #3
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Re: Root canal filling too high?

Thank you!

Old 11-06-2006, 05:48 PM   #4
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Re: Root canal filling too high?

I would do the same..........get an antibiotic just in case. I had a root canal back in September one week before going on a 7 day cruise. I was concerned about being away and running into problems. I was told that the doctor on board would have had antibiotics had anything happened but I didn't want to take a chance. Just an FYI, my dentist asked if I was flying and I told him "no" but why. He said that the cabin pressure on a root canal IN PROGRESS is bad.

I also had another crown upon returning and ran into trouble with the temporary not fitting properly. I had the same problem. Couldn't put any pressure on it even with my tongue and wouldn't even THINK of trying to eat on it. The filling was also little high plus I was told that it was possible that the crown just wasn't fitting properly.

Gosh..........only to be blessed with a mouth full of GOOD teeth!!!!

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