Can the infection from a tooth that has a had 2 root canals & an apicectomy spread to the surrounding teeth?

Can the infection from a tooth that has a had 2 root canals & an apicectomy spread to the surrounding teeth?

Can the infection from a tooth that has a had 2 root canals & an apicectomy spread to the surrounding teeth?


I do know that if you let infection keep going without anibiotics, it will spread to other parts of your body, esp your ear and it can hurt your bones surrounding the teeth and cause bone disease. I know someone that didn't have any problems and suddenly they found loose teeth and later found out she had bone disease and had to pull all of them. That's an extreme case but you need to get the rotten teeth pulled because it is not able to be salvaged and plus you want to keep any other surrounding teeth. When they pull the rotton tooth, it gets rid of any diseased tissue. I would suggest you get it pulled immediately. Should only be 100 without insurance, less if you have.


Hi Jen. The infection spreads into and via the bone. This condition is now called NICO - Neuralgia Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis. Sadly, most dentists do NOT understand this process/condition. This is basically a bone infection (osteomyelitis) with chronic, low-grade inflammation which affects the local nerves - producing and mimicking 'tooth pain'. I have just finished a series of 7 surgeries to treat a life-time of this type of 'dental pain' that went undiagnosed by numerous dentists. Mine stemmed from extensive dental work as a child and multiple crowns and root canals as an adult. My "bad teeth" were a result of undiagnosed Celiac Disease. Demand a referral to a specialist who diagnoses and treats "cavitations". You need to understand that this condition is very 'controversial'. Most dentists do not 'believe' in it. It is hard for health care professionals to accept that the work they do may be doing great harm! There are a couple of books available at that discuss this condition. One is called "Root Canal Cover-up" by George Meinig, DDS, FACD. Best wishes and good luck.


Hi, speaking as a dentist- after root filling and apicectomy it can be very difficult to permanently clear up infection. On examining the x rays of such an area,and looking at the symptoms presented, one can assess whether it is best to retain the tooth or extract it. Do not be confused by, or buy books from, anybody with an axe to grind and a reputation to make.



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