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Cookiesandcream

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Hi,
I had a second root canal on a tooth around two weeks ago (First one was a long time ago) I haven’t had any pain. Before the root canal, I had a blister that burst a few days before the root canal was performed. After that it just stayed a small little lump a bit above the tooth.

It’s still here and I wasn’t worrying about it until my brother mentioned someone ending up in hospital because of an infection - he didn’t explain til afterwards that it wasn’t actually a tooth infection but something to do with his leg.

Is this anything to be really worried about? i’m just a bit freaked out and looking for some support, I guess
 
Gordon

Gordon

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Not again :)

No it's nothing to worry about. The bacteria involved in tooth infections are fragile wee beasties and don't do well out in the rest of your body, they get totally minced by your immune system in no time.

The small lump will disappear in a wee while when the tooth all settles down.
 
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