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Post Root Canal Infection

I had a filling done on my lower back molar on my right hand side.  This was quite a deep filling as there was cavities.  Two months later, I needed a root canal.  A month later, I was in severe pain, quite suddenly.  I then was told there was an infection and a 7 day course of antibiotics would do the trick.  It is now 9 days since taken antibiotics and although I was feeling a little better, I am in agony all over again.  My dentist confirmed 2 weeks ago, the tooth was not damaged or chipped.  I really do not want my tooth extracted.  Any advice?
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As per your query you had pain even after root canal treatment is because of left over infection. I would suggest you to visit your dentist again if it is not getting corrected with antibiotics and get an IOPA(X-ray) done to check the level of infection and get the procedure  redone. Maintain proper oral hygiene and use antimicrobial mouth wash.
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Thank you for your reply. My tooth has been quite settled today but I had some left over amoxicillin 500mg from a previous Infection and I took this along with 400mg burofen. I Know I shouldn't have but the pain was aching and I was distressed. I have a curved root under this tooth and I have been told this makes it more difficult. Do you think this will require another root canal to be done? I understand that you have not seen my tooth but I am so grateful to any response you can give. You see my own dentist said he could not deal with my as the procedure was very close to a nerve so I was referred to root canal specialist. He was absolutely horrible and traumatised me. As my own dentist would not do the procedure, I found a new dentist so it is difficult to access appointments.  Thanks.
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