Abcess on tooth that has ROOT CANAL??? Need MORE ADVISE PLEASE

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by 1sweetie, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. 1sweetie

    1sweetie New Member

    I had a root canal in 1997 and have had sporoadic pain in that tooth since. I have gone to the dentist who would send me to the person that had performed the root canal and of course they could not find a problem. I have complained several times in the last 2 years with this on again off again pain and I refused to go back to the guy that performed the actual root canal again because I knew what wasn't going to happen and after I developed CFS, I just didn't have the energy. Now a pocket has formed over this tooth and I can pop it and blood pours out. I am using a perioxide mouth wash and tripled my immune support supplements. The dentist added antibiotics today.

    My husband finally talked me into going to the dentist today and LOL all of a sudden this tooth that could not hurt because they had removed the roots could develop all kinds of problems. With my cognitive problems, I can't remember all the scenerios but they were not great. Again I am being sent to the specialist ASAP, to find out my options.

    Thank God for this Board, I remembered a post on root canals and it was by LaRude and she explained in her post basically what the dentist said. Her advise is to have these teeth removed.

    Does anyone have any experience with this? LaRude if you are on the board and see this post pleased advise.
    [This Message was Edited on 03/17/2006]
  2. darude

    darude New Member

    I'm DArude and posted an article on this. I'll look it up again and post. I have five root canals, two of which are broken off at the gumline. I'm going to the dentist shortly and the plan of action is to have them removed. I already wear a partial where they have broken off. I need other teeth filled but if they say root canal I will also have them pulled. Let me know what happens and I will keep you updated.
  3. ldbgcoleman

    ldbgcoleman New Member

    I hate to tell you this but molars and bcuspids have more than one root so you can have more than one abcess on the same tooth. If you put ice on it and it feels better than you need a root canal. You also need antibiotics as it sounds infected. I know it hurts! Good Luck Lynn
  4. dannybex

    dannybex Member called "Tooth Truth" by Frank Jerome, D.D.S. It is considered the Bible of proper dental care, especially as it relates to your health and immune system.

    Hope this helps,

  5. Toga

    Toga Member

    I have had nine root canals since 1969.

    In the last few years, I have had to have two of them redone.

    My dentist sent me to the same specialist both times. She was very good. But it cost over $1000 each time and dental insurance would not cover anything.

    Also, she would not guarantee to save the tooth both times. There was a danger the tooth would break and then I would have to have it removed.

    The last one was the very back molar and I would have had to have a dental implant if the tooth was removed (if the re-treatment was not successful.) Implants for molars cost about $10,000.00.

    Needless to say, I did a lot of praying during the procedure and afterward for several months.

    The antibiotics are a good start. Maybe that's all you'll need. I'll pray that it works for you.

  6. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    it may be a peridontal abcess...and not the internal part of the may be infected around the tooth root a pocket..xrays tell a million things.....

    i am sorry i just re read your sounds like that is what the dr. determined...warm salt water rinses...and what he has ordered..sometimes pockets get from around the tooth and food may get jammed in the pocket and it gets inflamed like a silver in you hand,.

  7. TXFMmom

    TXFMmom New Member

    I have a root canal and recently I developed a sore spot on the gum, when I had a sinus infection. When I had sinus x-rays peformed, it revealed that there was a build up in the sinus over the tooth with the root canal and the tooth was right on the edge of the sinus.

    My dentist hopes that the sinus infection just extended into the gum, and did not involve the tooth.

    If the tooth is involved, and it has failed, then PULLING IT IS THE ONLY OPTION, ACCORDING TO MY DENTIST, and the dentist of a friend, as well.

    If you had pain with that tooth, however, from the beginning, then the root canal was not done properly, as after the inflammation cleared from the procedure, the removal of the nerves should have prevented pain.
  8. sueliza

    sueliza New Member

    I had a root canal a few years ago that developed an abcess about 4 months after the root canal.

    It turned out I had a hidden canal that the regular dentist could not see and I had to be sent to an endodontist who used a microscope to see it.

    He redid the root canal through a hole in the crown and then refilled the hole. He also told me that the same tooth on the other side probably had the same number of canals, so I should keep that in mind if I ever need a root canal over there.

    Hope everything works out and it is only a pesky extra canal!

  9. darude

    darude New Member

    THanks for reposting. I have had tooth pain the last few days. Two root canals broken off at gumline. I need them out ASAP but too sick at the moment to go to dentist so can't win right now. I have a partial and find it's great so want all five root canals removed.
  10. ldbgcoleman

    ldbgcoleman New Member

    Pulling the tooth should be a last resort. Try to keep your natural teeth if at all possible. If you don't replace it wiith a crown the other teeth can shift around causing occlusion problems and possible TMJ. The reason some people with denture look sunken in is they do not go back to the dentist on a regular basis to have the fit checked and adjustments made. If the denture is sliding around it will wear the bone down and cuse the boney ridge the denture holds onto to become flattened out.

    Good Luck with your dental problems I know it's not easy! Lynn
  11. pawprints

    pawprints New Member

    I guess there is no black or white on this topic. I have root canals and one implant. I did have my mercury removed correctly, with no change in my symptoms. When I have been to see holistic dentists they all insist it is the root canal as the root of my evils.

    I believe them, but really do not want to pull my teeth out. Any more thoughts on this subject?
  12. FMhurts

    FMhurts New Member

    I was told before Christmas that I had to have 6 root canals.
    I've been seen by several dentists and they have all mentioned my teeth have gone bad because of dry mouth caused by years of pain meds. plus well water.

    I had two root canals done at a time in Jan.06 , the day after they were done my nose began to bleed, it bled for a week, the endodontist said it was a normal thing considering where my tooth root was.
    That is it was into my sinuses.
    I felt miserable for that whole week.
    I couldn't bind over or the bleeding would start.

    The next step was for me to go back to my dentist to get my teeth built up for crowns and like the messages above they were not cheap.
    I pain about $950. for each root canal, insurance paid for one. and thats all they'll pay for this year.Plus it will be $400. for each crown.

    When I went to get my teeth built up and ready for the crowns the dentist said that one of the root canals, wouldn't work, he said the endodontist had cut my tooth off to low for him to build up and crown, now he wants me to get a root canal done to another tooth behind it, and then he's going to pull the tooth that I had a root canal in in Jan.
    Meanwhile I'm eating with two temporary fillings,
    and 4 broken teeth awaiting more root canals.
    I 've had allot of bleeding from my gum since this and its been hard to clean around them.
    Its left a bad taste in my mouth.

    I hate going back ,but I have to make myself go thru with it again.
    I've asked for them to just pull all of my teeth and get it over with.
    But they say they wont pull them any more, they feel you should keep your teeth.
    whats a person to do, rob a bank in order to afford it?
    Its hard to go back for this kind of thing when your already sick.

    Its like you have to build up your nerve and make your self do it.
    Meanwhile FM kicks in ten times worse from your nerves.
    Making you so miserable until you think If I go have this done and have any pain I'll loose my mind.
    I actually think when I know I have to do something thats painful or anything that will add to my discomfort, I become fearful and can't make my mind up to get it done.
    I just keep putting it off.
    Thats what I've been doing for the past few weeks, putting it off.

    and since they made the mistake already of giving me a root canal in a tooth that was not savable that has not made things any easier.
    so now once the next root canals done I have to get the one pulled, then I have to have a bridge instead of crowns.
    geezzz does it ever end?
    I feel for anyone going thru this.
    Its just a racket.

    Has any of you had tooth problems because of FM?

  13. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    What they did was I had to see an oral surgeon who performed surgery on my gum and lifted it up to scrap out the infection. I had that surgery done 2 x, around 1988 and 1989 or 1990, I can't remember exactly.

    I still have my tooth. I don't remember the name of the procedure, but the first time was very painful and the second time wasn't painful at all. I have never had a problem since.

    I'd opt to keep the tooth and have the surgery done.

    Good luck to you. :)

  14. ldbgcoleman

    ldbgcoleman New Member

    Your dentist is telling you the truth! Saliva has something called ACP in it which causes enamel to rebuild. There are products out there to combat dry mouth. There is a tooth paste with ACP in it called enamel care. Well water does not contain floride. People who drink it need a flouride rinse. Children who drink bottled water also need a flouride rinse. During the 50's most people over 45 lost most of there teeth. Now that isn't happening because water is flouridated and children get sealants. Lynn
  15. FMhurts

    FMhurts New Member

  16. mjwarchol

    mjwarchol New Member


    I have had 15 root canals in my life. For the most part they have all gone smoothly. I did have one molar that I had my dentist do rather than the specialist. I continued to have pain and I finally had to go to the endodontist and have it redone. They found a tiny little spot of nerve left.

    All of the root canaled teeth except one have then had posts put in them, and I have 5 bridges. Lots of money in my mouth!

    The last couple of root canals seemed to take a lot longer to feel completely normal. My endodontist and dentist are familiar with fibro, and think the slow recovery on those is just because of that.

    I hope they find the solution for you soon.

    M J
  17. 1sweetie

    1sweetie New Member

    These is the second time that I have replied to my post & your great responses. I had just finished an update & rather long response & just lost it again. I went to update the title of my original post & lost everything.

    This will be much shorter because I've already used all my energy.

    I have been given 2 choice:

    1. Sugery to cap off root but the bone is deteriorating & for me it appears to have a great chance of failure.

    2. Pull tooth & put in bridge. I asked him what that meant and he said he basically entailed having 3 caps.

    I have always taken care of my teeth and never thought I would consider this but I am thinking of just pulling it. Every thing that I have done seems to not happen like it does for a "normal" person.

    What are the consequences of this?
  18. ldbgcoleman

    ldbgcoleman New Member

    I would pull the tooth and put in a bridge if your bone is that bad. DO NOT just pull the tooth and not do the bridge. Your teeth will shift and that could cause major problem! Good Luck dental issues are so hard! Lynn
  19. FMhurts

    FMhurts New Member

    Thanks for the info. It does sound like you went thru allot getting them pulled I'm glad you are happy with your teeth.
    I would worry about getting use to dentures, but I would welcome being pain free .
    If things don't start looking up for me soon I'm going to get mine yanked and over with.
    I CAN'T EVEN AFFORD HEALTH INSURANCE and sure can't afford all of these root canals and bridges.
    and with all of the acid in my mouth from pain meds. It might eat the repaired one any way.
    Thanks for your message, take care...FMHURTS

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