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how can root canal treatment become re infected

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
13 years experience Dentistry
Yes, But Not Usually: At times, root canal therapy can be painful; i promise that is the exception and not the normal! if that is the case, your dentist should be able to ... Read More
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Not Usually: Root canal treatment has a bad rep that it usually does not deserve. The pain is caused by an infection in the nerve space of the tooth. Root canal so ... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Rarely: The only time you will feel pain is if you have a severe inflammation, called acute pulpitis in a lower posterior tooth. Even then there are anestheti ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
A few thoughts....: Failure to treat your child properly can result in an infection, loss of the tooth, damage to his/her permanent tooth, and a preventable malocclusion. ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See a pedodontist: Pedodontist is the pediatrician of dentistry. He/she has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
If: Failure to treat an infected baby tooth can cause damage to adjacent teeth and underlying permanent tooth, bone, and gums. Tho other choice may be ex ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
39 years experience Dentistry
Opens canal: The dentist widens the canal and cleans it, the widening allows a better fit for the root canal filling material.
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Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
25 years experience Dentistry
Shaping or Flaring: Flaring and shaping the canals allows the methodical cleaning of infected root canal spaces. It allows for safe, efficient removal of tissue in the l ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Extraction: Usually, the only other option to having rct is having the tooth exracted.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Nothing: The principals of root canal therapy are to clean and disinfect the canals and then fill the canal to seal them. Their are many techniques to accompli ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
It isn't: You should be completely numb with local anesthesia for the entire procedure.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Carl
Dr. Mark Carl answered
37 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends: It depends on why is was not effective. Some times surgery to remove the root tips can be done to correct a problem. Some times in molars extra canals ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Once the root canal is done the tooth should have a crown placed. After that brush floss and get regular check ups and it will give you years of serv ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Cysts are fluid filled sacs and most certainly occur after root canal therapy has been completed.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kara Rosenthal-Fraiman
30 years experience Endodontics
Yes, In most cases : In most cases treatment for a tooth( premolar or molar ) that needs a root canal is to have the root canal an then have a crown placed. You will need ... Read More
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