Have you any information about postponing a root canal? Is there any treatment that can heal the roots? I was having pain. My dentist can't locate the tooth but we think we know which one it is. I was on an antibiotic 7 x a day. The pain and problem gone now. I have a root canal appointment scheduled.
The office staff said I could postpone the appointment if I'm not being bothered at that time. I just want to heal it, if possible. I would like information if this is possible.
Thank you. L R
Hi L R, Thank you for your message.
Unfortunately it is impossible for anyone to diagnose the reason for your pain from a description. The pain may be from a dead tooth with an infection - or it may have been inflammation in the gum around a tooth. It can be very difficult to tell these two symptoms from each other.
I would be interested to know if your gums are in good health and also the general condition of your other teeth. An antibiotic course confuses the diagnosis - because it suppresses inflammation - so we don't really know if you are "better' or just "suppressed" for the time being.
If you have a dead tooth and inflammation inside the tooth - unfortunately nothing but a root canal will deal with this problem. You could try boosting your immune system - with vitamins, good food, and other natural remedies for this.
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