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Do antibiotics post root canal work? Or failed root canal?

Gordon

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I don't think there's any particular reason to be concerned at the moment, RCT'ed teeth can be strange.
The only thing you're risking with further infection is a bit of pain, dental bacteria don't go elsewhere in your body and don't cause issues elsewhere, they're fragile wee beasties and don't do well outside of their natural environment.
 
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Thanks Gordon. Have you heard of this sort of thing before? Could it still suddenly resolve it’s self with time?

It’s just a shame the symptoms aren’t really improving. They do seem to fluctuate and change day to day. But I can’t honestly say it’s considerably improved, but it hasn’t become worse. I’ll definitely call the dentist if it gets worse or still isn’t better in time.
 
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I can't really answer your question without a crystal ball :), hopefully it'll get better in time, they mostly do.
 
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Thanks Gordon. Have you heard of this sort of thing before? Could it still suddenly resolve it’s self with time?

It’s just a shame the symptoms aren’t really improving. They do seem to fluctuate and change day to day. But I can’t honestly say it’s considerably improved, but it hasn’t become worse. I’ll definitely call the dentist if it gets worse or still isn’t better in time.
I had a root canal recently and had to have antibiotics after because I got what he called a secondary infection. The antibiotics helped but didn't take away all the symptoms. However, 6 weeks or so later and I'm definitely on the mend. My dentist said it can sometimes take up to 3 months for the infection to heal.
 
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Thank you Mayo- that’s really great to hear! Every time I think it’s improving it starts hurting a little again. I rang my dentist today and he didn’t seem concerned at all. He told me I need to wait longer. I’m feeling a bit more positive! Fingers crossed it calms down.
 
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