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how do you know if you need a rooot canal

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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Roth
31 years experience Dentistry
Sensitivity: If your tooth is sensitive to hot or cold for more than a few seconds and/or bothers you for no reason at all and progressively gets worse.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
39 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Shouldn't be!!!: Root canal therapy or endodontic therapy is usually not painful if the proper anesthetic is used and infection is under control. Discuss your concern ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Elza
11 years experience Dentistry
Root canal vs fillin: A filling is done when bacteria has caused a cavity in a tooth. If the cavity penetrates deep enough into the tooth an infection can occur causing pa ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Tooth infection: Certainly severe pain, soreness when eating or drinking, swelling of the surrounding tissue etc. and of course seeing the dentist, will let you know y ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
When U have decided.: If ur x-ray r bad and u r in pain & had enough, then it's up 2 u 2 decide if want 2 have it done.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Diagnosis: You will know if you really need root canal therapy after the tooth is diagnosed, usually by visual inspection and a radiograph. The training and educ ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
PAIN: That does not stop and that does not allow you to sleep. Easily treated so see your dentist or oral surgeon.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Hemorrhoids: The treatment of hemorrhoids include putting your bottom in warm water 2 or 3 times a day, rectal suppositories such anusol or preparation H, and high ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ask your dentist: Overbite refers to the amount of vertical overlap of the maxillary (upper) teeth over the mandibular (lower) teeth when you are biting together with y ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
31 years experience Dentistry
You generally can't: Many cavities don't hurt, and only show up on x-ray films. Don't wait 'till it hurt, it may not, or by that time you may need root canal!
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Get it taken care of: See a dentist for care. You will either need it removed or need root canal and crown. You may also need the abcess drained. You do need antibiotics ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Swelling: Swelling is one sign that you have an abscess. Sometimes, however, you can have an abscess with no swelling whatsoever... This occurs when the abscess ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience Clinical Psychology
Q is too vague: To answer. What do you mean by "memory unit"?
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Examination: A bulge or swelling with discomfort in the groins or at the umbilicus. Have an examination with your doctor to tell if you have hernia.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Pain swelling: A broken bone will be painful and the area of the break will swell. If it is in the legs then you will have difficulty walking. If it is in the upper ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cole
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Exam and X-ray: Trauma related pain in this area may indicate fracture or just joint irritation. Need xray and examination to be certain. Fractured tailbones are trea ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
You don't: You don't need a colon cleanser! if your colon is damaged or sick, this needs to be treated. Otherwise, there is nothing to cleanse your colon from. I ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yeast infection?: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection me ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
TROUBLE !!!!!!!!!!!: If you have been advised that you need root canal therapy on one of your teeth, you have 3 options: 1-have it done and save the tooth; 2- have the too ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See your dentist: There are multiple reasons for having them removed. Obviously if you are pain then you will automatically seek help. However, there are other reasons ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xrays.: If you had significant trauma to the shoulder region and continue to have pain, I would recommend a plain Xray with an orthopaedic consultation.
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