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History of root canal. Have hard swelling, tenderness. Dangerous?

in sep 2012 i had undergone a root canal in my lower molar tooth..everything went well.. bt in march 2013 i noticed an abscess lump on the side of the root canal treated , (gum ) the pain was agonizing and then i conslted a dentist, he prescribed sme anti biotics, n pain killers ,, i had them for almost a week n now d pain is gone . the lump is also gone.. bt now i have a hard swelling right there on rct treated tooth,, the swelling feels in d bone n its is nt painful bt is tender,,, is it dangerous ...?? wt shud i do ?? am i d first one to experience this problm??
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Tooth pain along with swelling indicates infection of the tooth that had spread to the periapial tissues leading to formation of abscess.
After successful root canal treatment the tooth is completely devitalised so there are no chances of pain and infection.

I would suggest you to visit to the concerned Dentist take an x-ray of the tooth, depending upon which the treatment will be extraction or re-RCT.
Start with tab Amoxiclav and tab Zerodol twice for three days.
Take lukewarm saline gargles 3-4 times and antiseptic mouthwash agrgles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Thanks for writing in healthcare magic forum,
Your root canal treated tooth has re-infected ,resulting in abscess formation under the tooth.
The swelling had become hard due to the antibiotics administered without draining the pus,resulting in antibioma.
Please do visit a dentist soon and get the pus drained and curetted.
If required,re-rct has to be done.
Maintain oral hygiene well.
Get dental check-up in every 6 months.
Please get thorough scaling done.
Take care.
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