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!
Answer 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.....
Dr mayank kaurani
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.