May 15th got filling on tooth 12. Tooth got infected right away. Tried to fight off infection for 2 months. Root canal on the tooth July 5th. The last week the infection has come back. If I get the tooth pulled does that guarantee the infection will go away?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 14 - August - 2012, at 09:34 AM

  • Yes, if you get the tooth pulled out then the infection will go. However during pulling of tooth the curettage of the extraction socket has to be done to remove the infection completely. So schedule an appointment with your dentist for this. This is pretty common and your dentist / oral surgeon will take care of this. For more info on complications after root canal treatment you can read this article... http://www.identalhub.com/article_what-if-root-canal-treatment-fails-303.aspx

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