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Is a root canal considered oral surgery

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
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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Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 36 years experience
Hypersentivity: Define hypersentive nerves? If your feeling a sensation after removal of a lower 3rd molar this may indicate trauma to the nerve and should be address... Read More
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Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 45 years experience
Proper evaluation: The first step in treating hypersensitivity is to determine if the condition is reversible or irreversible. Reversible conditions can be treated with... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mchugh
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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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Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Ice it: Ice would be natural solution. Call the oral surgeon for recommended solution.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Natural or best?: 1. Nsaids such as advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what your doctor prescribes. 2. Ice on and off every 15 minutes first 24 hours only. Once it swe... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
Call your surgeon: Postoperative swelling will usually reach its peak by the third day after surgery. Losing a stitch should not pose a problem. If your swelling has n... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Agree : Agree that what you are asking is a legal quesition not a medical question. I would contact your state dental association (not dental board) and inqu... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Lidocaine: Lidocaine is the most common agent. Probably articaine second.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
You'll get numb: You should not feel much of anything, as you will be anesthetized for the treatment. Sometimes, badly infected nerves are slow to get numb, and could ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
51 years experience
Most likely: Root canal surgery is done because of bacteria destroying tissue. This has to be cleaned out.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Infection is worse: There are always risks ie. Perforation of canals, overfill, fractured roots etc. However, not having a necessary root canal- will always present more... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Temporary: A Temporary Cap is just that, temporary. After a very short period of time (months at most) the integrity of the crown and the seal to the tooth begi... Read More
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