- Apr 3, 2011
Oh no, I am so sorry that you situation is not clear and you now have added concern. If I am understanding correctly it isn't clear if there is infection in this neighbouring tooth? That it might be remaining infection from the 'failed' treatment on the first tooth? I am hoping this is the case and you do not loose a second tooth. Cannot believe quite how similar this scenario is to mine in that I am having my canine removed and if the infection remains then the incisor is also involved still (I had root canal on that recently) and more treatment to try and save that will ensue. I wonder if both our issues are related to infection around the tooth - in the supporting structures and bone, because I didn't think that tooth infections from roots spread to other teeth. Not understanding and not having a clear cut solution is really hard isn't it?Well the news is worse than I thought. The endodontist pressed on the gums up by the roots and it hurt. She was concerned and tested my teeth next to my front tooth. The one next to it on the right (not front on other side), was sensitive to percussion and had a little lingering sensitivity after endo ice. She is concerned that it may be infected now, as the root tip is right on the edge of the abscess area. So she wants me on a strong antibiotic (clindamycin), and wants to wait 6 weeks to see if that tooth gets worse. She said it wouldn't do any good to pull the front tooth if the other one is infected as well, and if i want an implant, it would be better to pull them both at the same time, so there isn't two different healing times.
Bes case scenario is if the infection is just in the gums. However, she took a new CBCT scan and there was a place that concerned her, where it looked like a piece of bone had separated and had infection behind it. It was way at the end of the abscess area, in the palate side. She wants me back in 6 weeks for a new x ray to compare.
This is just so discouraging. I have never taken any antibiotic stronger than amoxicillin, and the doctor is concerned about c.diff since I have been on so many antibiotics
I understand your concern about the antibiotics. How are you feeling now?