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Having tooth ache, white bumps above the tooth. Difficulty in eating. Had done a root canal in the past

I ve been experiencing a toothache for a few weeks now.. I ve allowed it to go on for so long because it hasn t really been that bad. Well just this weekend I notice two small white bumps above the tooth. Now the area is so sore that I can not eat. I m unable to visit with the dentist because it s a holiday weekend. My question is has ANYONE else ever had this problem? Or maybe someone could tell me what this could possibly be? Also I had a root canal done on this tooth a few years back.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Jun 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum,
according to the history presented by you it seems that it is a case of re-infection, as root canal treatment has already been performed on that particular tooth.
the reason for re-infection is improper technique of RCT, also you have not mentioned that whether you had a crown over the tooth or not after the RCT.
i would recommend you to visit your dentist soon as the infection has spread to the sorrounding tissues as well, but till the time you cannot make a clinic visit, start with antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medication. also perform antibacterial mouth rinse(3-4 times/day).
do not worry and meet your dentist soon.
i wish you good health,
take care.
Answered: Thu, 26 Jul 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi, Angiebutler,
Thanks for query.
From your history it seems that you might have root abscess pointing out as small bumps.
You may require open up the bump for drainage and one antibiotic and anti inflammatory treatment.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Thu, 26 Jul 2012
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