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Thank you for your help. I started my retreatment last December and it finally finished in feb of this year. I got sick between the two sittings and my endodontist couldn't finish the process in 2 sittings so she had to wait to clear out my sinus. Now since then I've been sick with the same cold, sinus issue 4 times and I don't know if it is because of my tooth. I also waited until starting the crown process which I did this month and I have a temporary crown now. I got sick last week with sore throat and cold again and now my gums near the root canal tooth are swollen and painful as hell. I don't know whom to go to at this point, general physician, endodontist or my dentist. It's just been nightmare since I started this process. Also, there was pain pressure most if the days since the root canal was done. What should I do next?

Thank you again!

Hi diana
The global success rate of retreatment root canal is about 70% ( 3 in 10 fail root canals dont respond to re rct)
Visit your endodontist and seek remedial action asap. If the endodontist throws in the towel and calls it a day, then get the tooth removed.
And dont worry about losing a tooth cos these days the replacements are fantastic. In any case look at the larger picture.....
Best wishes
Dr mayank kaurani


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rootcanals, cosmetic dentistry, dental pain, cavities, tooth colored fillings, endodontic diagnosis, post & cores, ceramic veneers, composite fillings, dental whitening, bleaching etc. please remember: i cannot treat you online and neither can i touch your teeth or test their health! i can give you general suggestions and critically evaluate various treatments and offer my advice.


14 years of clinical experience. i am a professor in a postgraduate dental school, in the department of endodontics. my primary field of specialization is in endodontics and conservative dentistry. i am a consultant endodontist in private dental clinics and run my own clinic restricted to conservative dentistry & endodontics since 2006.

DENTAL SPA, JAIPUR (INDIA). Mahatma Gandhi Dental College, jaipur(india)

new york state dental journal journal of contemporary dental practise

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