About 5 months ago I underwent a root canal treatment to attempt to save a broken tooth. I was left with a temporary filling until I could be fitted with a crown. Recently I've found a lump, directly above the broken tooth, where the inner lip meets the gum. When the lump is prodded the tooth feels lose, yet there's no pain, just a strange feeling (the same feeling is induced by poking the cheek near the lump.) What could this be?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 17 - February - 2012, at 11:09 AM

  • It is a abcess which is formed because of the infection in the root canal treated tooth as you did not go for the crown and there is temporary filling for 5 years. Te seepage takes place which causes the infection. Go to the dentist and get the diagnosis made if it is in the reference to the root canal treated tooth and if can not be saved then pull itout. for more nfo on abcessed tooth you can visit the following link...http://www.identalhub.com/article_understanding-abscessed-tooth-204.aspx

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