I am glad the procedure is over and it went well. I guess you didn't need any of the information that I posted, I was just trying to help.
Antibiotics are sometimes used to treat the infection of the infected tooth that needs a root canal. The reason I said somestimes is because it depends on the preferance of that particular dentist. Teeth can be directly dealt with and a manipulation of the pulpal chamber or removal of the infected nerve tissue directly deals with the problem at hand. This is different from an infection in a close space in the body, i.e. a liver infection. Some operators will forget the antibiotics all together and just do the root canal and some will combine them.
In closing you bring up an important point. I often advise placing a crown on a tooth to avoid a root canal procedure. If a tooth is deteriorating and is not crowned often the tooth will eventually require both a root canal and a crown or need to be extracted. If a crown is done early enough and in the right situation a root canal may be avoided.
Welcome back princesa. If either of you have specific dental questions let me know.
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39 Year Old Male, Dentist
Dx: Ulcerative Colitis 1996 via colonscopy and biopsy. Pancolitis with chronic and moderate inflammation.
Started UC around 92.
Past Meds: Asacol and occasionally Prednisone
Have had 6 colonscopies throughout my hx with UC.
Current Meds: Imuran, started with 200 mg and recently lowered it to 150 mg
Most recent colonscopy 2009 after 6 months of Imuran, colon is 90% healed
Currently in remission