Is it safe to get an MRI with contrast while I have a tooth infection? My dentist said I need a root canal - based on a test on my teeth and cold sensitivity. I had facial numbness and went on an antibiotic. Two days later the facial numbness decreased dramatically. My neurologist wants an MRI but I don't know if it's better to do it before or after the root canal.
A root canal will not affect your ability to get an MRI. Good luck.
Revere Kinkel MD
Director of the UCSD Multiple Sclerosis Program
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