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is a root canal considered oral surgery

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
Root Canal: Root canal done 2 months ago and still nervous about it? After root canal the tooth is dead and the dentist can put porcelain over it making it more ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Plitt
19 years experience Dentistry
NSAIDS: Nsaids like Ibuprofen and Naproxen can be very effective for dental pain.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mchugh
Specializes in Dentistry
Swelling reduction : Swelling is to be expected. It's unfortunate, but not uncommon. Application of ice ( 15 minutes on, 15 minutes off ) for 72 hours is a reasonable way ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Should be OK.: A five day course of Prednisone should not result in significant suppression of the adrenal gland functionality. You should be OK for this oral surge ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
21 years experience Dentistry
No: A crown is not always required after a root canal. After a root canal, a tooth becomes more brittle and more likely to break. A crown helps prevent ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It can: Depending on the condition of the tooth, the shape of the roots, and the skills of the general dentist. Teeth that are previously treated with root ca ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
CARBOCAINE YES: Or Mepivacaine is a fast acting anesthesia for dental procedures like root canal and should numb the tooth involved. Does not look like a problem.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashish Naik
15 years experience General Practice
What is worse?: To me worse is what is the hardest to recover from. A crown and root canal can be done with little to no pain and very little post op discomfort. Bo ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Benhamou
19 years experience Dentistry
Root Canal Therapy : A root canal will usually be more affordable then an implant. Once again other factors come into play. Will there need to be crown lengthening done on ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Pulpectomy: A pulpectomy is a root canal treatment. It is the total removal of the pulp. A pulpotomy is the removal of the pulp (nerve) from the crown portion of ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Front tooth: If the nerve is infected, your only alternatives are a root canal or an extraction. Laser treatment is done in conjunction with root canal treatment.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Root Canal for?: Root Canal Therapy treats the nerve and tissues within the tooth. Although a cavity can lead to the need for RCT, the RCT treats the result of trauma, ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Extraction: Crowns and root canal therapy can usually be done without any pain during the procedure and often none (or little) after as well. Extractions always h ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. JC MORGAN
Dr. JC MORGAN answered
38 years experience Dentistry
Doesn't have to be: Usually if the infection is minimal (antibiotics taken correctly), the tooth can be adequately anesthetized and thus treated pain free.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
36 years experience Dentistry
Novocaine not used..: In this modern age novocaine had been replaced by other more effective and safe anesthetics. A dentist usually will give local anesthetic to numb the ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashish Naik
15 years experience General Practice
Depends: As soon as the dentist drilled through the tooth to do the root canal, structural damage occurred. Internally some damage occurred to cause the need ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Both are qualified : To do them. An endodontist is a specialist who has completed two additional years of schooling for root canals. Root canals can often be very diffic ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Shnayder
14 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Should be: It is a variation of a local anesthetic and typically doesn't come with any Epinephrine which would make it last longer. It is a shorter acting numbin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Generally speaking..: Generally speaking it is better to save teeth. Each case is different and the choice of whether or not to save a tooth is dependent upon many factors ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Dhankhar
17 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends on: How extensive the decay is and whether you are interested in saving the tooth or not. Some other options to discuss are fillings, pulp caps, extractio ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Zeines
50 years experience Dentistry
Not necessarly: Whenever you are having root canals done you will be given local anasthesia which will block and pain. Usually patients feel nothing. There should be ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
39 years experience Dentistry
Likely uneventful: If you have pain and infection when a root canal is initiated you are more likely to run into problems. If you are getting a root canal because of a n ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
RCT or Extraction: Whether to do RCT or extract a tooth depends upon many factors and not purely the age of the patient (which is the only information given to us). It d ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Yes : Your tooth no longer has nerves and blood vessels. They were removed during the root canal treatment. The tooth will turn a grayish brown color whic ... Read More
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