Bone Recession Dental concerns

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Hello. I have the following issue. I had a cyst on my tooth and it had to be extracted. Then I had a bridge put in, but I developed an inflammation and needed a root canal. This was three months ago. Now I notice that the bone under this line of teeth has deformed and receded inward compared to the other side. Since I am not satisfied with my previous dentist, I will be able to see a new one only in the middle of next month. Additionally, the existing bridge was punctured to perform the root canal procedure and then was filled.What could this bone recession be? And what should I do. P.s. X-ray before root canal. 10x in advance
 

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Dr M

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It is normal for the bone to recede after you lose a tooth. This recession can sometimes continue for 6 months to a year, before it stabilizes.
As for the root canal. Whenever you prepare a tooth in order to place a crown, or a bridge, you technically drill the tooth smaller. Whenever you drill on a tooth, there is a chance that the nerve can become inflamed. Especially if the tooth was heavily restored prior to the preparation. The root canal has to be performed through the bridge at this stage, and unfortunately compromises the bridge.
 

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