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FAQ:  Root Canal Therapy RCT

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Root Canals Ask The Prosthodontist Chris McFarland Question:
Root canal complications: I recently had a root canal and cap (crown). My gum started swelling.

I consulted with a different dentist. He said the cap was causing the problem and that the tooth should have never been capped. He removed the rest of tooth and crown.

The swelling has now disappeared but I seem to have a constant thirst. My tongue is white. Despite taking many different medications the infection doesn't clear up. ...Visitor from GA

If it has been several weeks since the extraction and you have been back to the dentist and are not satisfied, you might want to consult with an oral surgeon.

Just because you have a whitish area at the extraction site doesn't mean you have an infection but if you have any doubts, a second opinion might be a good idea.

The socket may not be healing correctly and you might need to have the area reopened, cleaned and sutured.

Christopher McFarland, DMD
Atlanta Prosthodontist - Periodontist
2530 Lawrenceville Highway
Decatur - Duluth - Atlanta, GA
(770) 492-0256

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