dentist-icon
Cavity and rct
I have an ongoing cavity infection due to which i am having severe toothache, am i supposed to treat it with antibiotics first then go for RCT ?
56 Views v

Answers (7)

Like the answers? Consult privately with the doctor of your choice

Most of the cases, when the pain persists, it shows there is underlying infection  which needs attention first. Antibiotics do help in such conditions before but your dentist has to prescribe that seeing the condition physically.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?

Didn't find the answer you are looking for?

Talk to experienced dentist online and get your health questions answered in just 5 minutes.

doctor profile image doctor profile image doctor profile image doctor profile image +128
Consult with a dentist
Online now
As you have pain and infection in your teeth it will be better to take antibiotics for 3 day course, this is given so that if the dentist is planning any procedure as Root Canal Treatment or Extraction of the tooth, the anaesthesia will work properly there. If the infection has not subsided chances are that you may experience pain during the treatment, but if you have already taken antibiotics the pain may not be there and your procedure will go on smoothly and be successful too.
Next Steps
if the dentist has prescribed you antibiotics prior to any procedure, you must surely complete this couse and move ahead for the treatment.
Health Tips
The tooth ache will only resolve with antibiotics and proper treatment as it will subside the infection gradually.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Hi cavity infection will not be resolved with antibiotics… it needs treatment by a dentist.. so dentist will take an x-ray and will advice the best treatment possible .
Next Steps
For tooth ache you can take medication but you need to visit dentist at the earliest
Health Tips
for an RCT treatment antibiotics are not at all mandatory
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
You requires expert guidance. Consult me for online consultation for resolution of all your queries.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
0/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Reason of pain is decay and subsequent infection. It is a continous process. You need to treat the cause of pain and disease. Antibiotics are supplementary to treatment. Antibiotics will not help you much. Start antibiotics 1-2 days prior to RCT and complete the course.
Next Steps
Visit dentist for clinical examination, x ray and treatment.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
If there is infection and pain , it must be controlled by medication so that root canal treatment can be carried out safely If pain persists discomfort will be there and treatment cannot be done correctly
Next Steps
Consult and contact me
Health Tips
Treatment should be done as early as possible to avoid further infection
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Hie..dear if u have pain then go for an antibiotic course for 3 days( after bf and dinner)...then consult dentist he or she will take an x-ray after that he will evaluate whats the condition...either needs to do rct or an extraction...
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Disclaimer : The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
Disclaimer : The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.