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i already had a tooth xray. i want to know

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Dr. Neha Sumra

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Posted on Fri, 5 Apr 2019 in Dental Health
Question: i already had a tooth xray. i want to know pls if this has tooth infection. ( attached photo)
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra 47 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Deep decay in second premolar with signs of infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

As per your x-ray, you have got deep caries or decay in second premolar which is extending till your nerve and needs Root Canal Treatment as soon as possible. It already has started getting infection.
Please visit your dentist and get the treatment started as soon as possible. If you have any further questions then please feel free to ask me.


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Kind Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra 6 hours later
Ok doc. Does it have sinus tract or abscess?
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
The abscess is there but sinus tract can only be checked physically

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

It shows some black shadow which is overlapping with your sinus and they should have taken another X-ray with different angulation to confirm it.

For sinus tract, you need to tell was it draining from that place and did you had swelling over this tooth with an opening for drainage. If it was there then its a sinus tract and to confirm the dentist puts gutta-percha cone in it and take an x-ray.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks
Kind Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra 1 hour later
I had recurrent colds and sinusitis. Does it have to do with this tooth infection? Aside from root canal doc, usually will the dentist give antibiotics for this?
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:
That sinusitis is not relevant to this tooth.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for getting back to me.

Sinusitis has no relation to the infection of this tooth. Since its an infected tooth, so you should take 5 days course of antibiotics. You need to get started with Root Canal Treatment as soon as possible as medicines can relieve only the systemic signs and not long lasting.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks
Kind Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra 33 minutes later
Ok doc. Thank you so much.
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra 23 minutes later
Lastly doc, tooth infection means tooth abscess right? So my xray shows tooth abscess as well?
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes its the same thing

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

Tooth abscess is a broader term for tooth infection and you do have it as per the x-ray.
Hope I have answered your query.


Thanks
Kind Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra 1 hour later
thank you doc!
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No worries

Detailed Answer:
Wishing you a good health.

Thanks & Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
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