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how do i know if i need a root canal

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
39 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Do you mean why?: Root canal or endodontic therapy is needed when the tissue inside of a tooth is dying and/or infected. There can be many reasons why this occurs so ca ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Dental evaluation: Your dentist can examine you, evaluate any symptoms, test the tooth and determine whether or not you require root canal therapy. There is no way for y ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
You don't: You are not trained to determine the need for root canal therapy. Only your dentist, after examining the tooth, evaluating radiographs, and taking a h ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Sorry but..: Sorry but this requires an exam, x-rays and some tests that need to be done personally and not over the internet. How long ago was the rct and crown d ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Fracture: The tooth may be fractured. It's called a "cracked tooth syndrome". If your general dentist cannot determine the cause, seek the experience of an endo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
Pain/infection: Bacteria in a tooth's nerve from decay or fracture will lead to inflammation of the nerve and eventual infection. Once it is determined that a nerve ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Guarna
34 years experience Dentistry
Pulp issue: By the time a crown is needed, a tooth has sustained a lot of damage...Either from, cavities/fillings, broken/chipped, grinding/clenching, to name a f ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Too late: If you have been diagnosed that a specific tooth needs root canal therapy, you have two choices... Have it done, or extract the tooth. There really is ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
34 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
This varies....: Your experience is dependent upon the dental office and upon the dentist providing the service. Some offices and dentists are more patient-centered a ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yu
Dr. John Yu answered
15 years experience Endodontics
Depends: If you are referring to the sensitivity then give it a few days for the tooth to calm down. If the filling is really deep and it is too close to the ... Read More

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