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Question:
Gums above root canal sore after 4 weeks: Upper Molar (Right Side) - I wound up having an abscess above this tooth.

I had an oral surgeon open it up as an emergency. She opened it and said there was alot of puss and blood. 3 days later it started to swell again, she said the medicated stick was not letting it drain so she left it open.

4 days later I went to the dentist who did root canal. He also stuck this thin blue thing into the tooth and it felt like he popped the abscess. It is now 4 weeks later and the gums above are sore and slightly sensitive to cold.

Should I be worried? Also note 2 weeks ago they had to shave the temporary filling as it was too high and I was bruising my teeth as he called it. ...Visitor from Levittown

Answer:
Root canals can fail due to branching and convolutions of the tooth roots. Molar teeth often have roots growing in unusual patterns that can make 100% treatment success impossible to achieve.

Hidden and branched canals don't get treated effectively.... and can lead to further omplications.

Many dentists recommend a dental implant replacement for a failed root canal.

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