Open tooth after a root canal treatment

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My dentist said that I had a dead tooth, and I needed a root canal treatment. He opened my tooth and cleaned it but said that he cannot close it yet because of an infection (at least that is what I understood). On my next appointment, next day, he just cleaned the tooth and again said it cannot be closet yet. So two days already my tooth remains open. Tomorrow is my third appointment... He also gave me antibiotics which I am taking for 2 days now. Should I worry? Is it normal for the tooth to remain open after a root canal?
 

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Do you have a photo? It seems strange that he has put medicine inside but not sealed it - the med would simply leak out.
 

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If you have a tooth that remains open after a root canal treatment, it's important to address this issue promptly. An open tooth can lead to complications such as infection or damage to the treated tooth.
It's crucial to address the issue of an open tooth after a root canal treatment promptly to ensure the success of the procedure and to maintain your oral health. Contact your dentist as soon as possible to schedule an appointment and get the appropriate treatment to close the tooth and prevent any potential complications.
 

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