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Dr. Sunia Lessing

Endodontics
Frederick, MD
20 years experience female

Locations

Office

Frederick, MD

Address

70 Thomas Johnson Dr, Suite 123, Frederick, MD
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Frederick, MD

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Endodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

25 Answers
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A female asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Depends: Assuming that you are not allergic to the penicillin family, Amoxicillin or penicillin are appropriate. Depending on where you live, if those are pre... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Yes: Temporarily. If the problem is due to nerve involvement , xylocaine (lidocaine) is only temporarily numbing the tooth until the problem can be evalua... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Tooth pain meds: Yes. You can take 600mg Ibuprofen with 500mg tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6hrs.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
About a week: A root canal from the bottom is typically done only after a conventional root canal treatment had been done. This procedure is called an apicoectomy.... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
No and maybe: Typically a root canal shouldn't hurt during the procedure. If the tooth is extremely infected or "hot" it can hurt only until the endodontist gets t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Get a filling!: Get a core build up done first, and then plan to have the crown done in a few months or a year. The rct needs to be sealed within a month after it is... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Oil of cloves: It isa temporary fix. The nerve needs to be evaluated to determined you need a root canal. There is no home remedy if you need a root canal.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Pen VK: Typically antibiotics require 48-72hrs to become fully effective. If no changes occur after that period of time, call your dentist/endodontist, who w... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Root canal!: Your second molar not only provides support the first molar, but it helps in the chewing process, by compacting the food against the lower molar. By ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Yes: If the filling was deep, and it is a white filling, then yes. A root canal is needed if the cavity you had previously went deep, you are not sleeping... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
The following: 500mg 3x/day.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
No: If the antibiotic was caused by a flare-up post root canal, then it should be fine. However, if the infection was caused by bacteria that may still b... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
2-3 days: Typically antibiotics require 48-72hrs to become fully effective. If no changes occur after that period of time, call your dentist/endodontist, who w... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Abscess: If your tooth was necrotic when the treatment was started, it is very likely that the bad smell is coming from the pus that was present inside your to... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Check with OB: Definitely check with your ob/gyn. Typically tylenol (acetaminophen) is recommended, but i wouldn't take anything until they give you the okay.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Redo of root canal: Mayday, it sounds like an x-ray is in order to determine if there is an abscess in your jaw.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hrs, assuming you can take ibuprofen. This should alleviate the pain, but you need to be seen by your dentist immediately for... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Time for a redo: It sounds like either the root canal needs to be redone, or there may be a crack present. If a tooth is not properly restored after root canal therap... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Immediate: Jc, go immediately. Any infection can spread, and you would want your tooth to be addressed as soon as possible. Call your dentist to get a referral... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Causes: 1. Cavities 2. Cracks 3. Clenching/grinding on a high filling 4. Trauma.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Pain due to tooth : Try Ibuprofen 600mg every 6hrs (if you are allowed to take it). If the pain does not subside, you may also supplement with 500mg tylenol (acetaminoph... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Chewing and teeth: If you grind or clench your teeth, there may be a small crack that causes your chewing tenderness. Or, if there is a chance your tooth died, there ma... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
No: The root canal procedure itself is not dangerous to your health. The infection leading to a root canal can be. If your abscess penetrates your bone ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Pain and root canals: If you had pain before the root canal, chances are that the pain will still be there after the root canal. Also, inflammation peaks at 48 hours after... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Yes, but...: Yes, you can. However, if you are taking certain medications, the alcohol may interact with those. The root canal by itself is not a contraindicatio... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lessing is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lessing is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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How much amoxycillin should i take for for tooth infection
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland at Baltimore
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery

Awards

Top Endodontist, First Place, Maryland - Winter
2013
Top Endodontist, First Place, Maryland - Summer
2013
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