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What causes soreness and a blister on the gums after root canal therapy?

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Posted on Tue, 24 Apr 2018 in Dental Health
Question: Hi. I saw an Endodonrist nearly 3 weeks ago after tooth pain/Infection. I had a root canal procedure earlier in the year on this tooth. The Endodontist recommended the root canal be done again so he did the procedure immediately. Pain virtually went away. However the guy area above this tooth has now become sore and a small blister has developed. I have started to take antiseptic mouthwash Curasept but is there anything else you would recommend? I took a course of Metronidazole before and during the treatment. Would you recommend some further antibiotic like Amoxicillin to heal the gum? Not sure what would cause the gum soreness. I’ve also seen a dental hygeniest.
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Brief Answer:
Seems like periapical or periodontal infection. Kindly upload images.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for consulting Heathcaremagic.
This is Dr. Priyanka tiwari answering your query.

I have read your query and understand your concern. As far as soreness and blister on gum is concern after root canal therapy this can be due Periapical or Periodontal infection.

Can you upload the picture of gum blister that would be more helpful for me to give you proper dignosis.

Inmeantime i would suggest you to maintain good oral hygiene.
- You can take medicine like Amoxicillin with metronidazole by consulting with local doctor.
- Take Cap. Vitamin b complex once daily.
- Avoid hot and spicy food.

Awating for pictures to comment further.

Hope this will help you.
Thanks and regards.
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