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On root canal treatment. Open hole in tooth as cotton came out. Immidiate doctor visit required?

Had an absese tooth last Weekend. Dentist did Root canal on Mon. Left open to drain. Going back next Thursday to finish. On anti biotics and moltrin for pain. Area around tooth still hurt (Aches). Cotton came out of tooth today, now just open hole in tooth. Should I let dentist know on Monday (today is Sat.) about cotton coming out or should be alright for another 5 days.
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
The first step of RCT is done by your dentist. he has given you an open dressing so that the pus and infection can drain through the opening. Dont worry about the removal of cotton. Go to your dentist on the scheduled date for the continuation of RCT. Take warm saline gargle 3-4 times a day for relief.

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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

There is no need to worry you can visit the Dentist on Thrusday itself.
Take care there no food lodgement in the open cavity, use opposite side for eating.
Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesic.
Try if you can fix a small cotton ball in the cavity.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm forum,

Cotton is placed above the access cavity to prevent food lodgement.
Please try to keep the cotton by yourself if possible,
The exposed tooth cavity can cause sensitivity.Its better to visit dentist soon to get the treatment done.

Since you are under antibiotics,you can wait until the pus drains out.
Make sure that you maintain oral hygiene well.
Rinse your mouth after every meals to prevent plaque and food debris accumulation.
Use soft bristled toothbrush and dental floss to clean your teeth.
Hope this helps.
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Dentist Dr. Sivaji Kavuri's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,

Their is no need for you to worry and panic, you can happily go and visit your dentist on thursday.

In the meantime if you can roll a piece of cotton and place in the hole its fine, otherwise also no need to worry.

Take the prescribed course of antibiotics and analgesics and try to avoid food lodgement in the hole by gargling frequently.

Use mouthwash also.

Hope so this will help you,

Thank you.
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