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Pulling out a moving filling connected to root canal tooth

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dell Goodrick
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YES!: It is important to keep bacteria out of the access hole and a temporary restoration will help. Also, it is important to have a permanent restoration t... Read More
Dr. Jason Alliger
Endodontics 23 years experience
Yup: The temp filling is used to keep the tooth clean and free of bacteria. With out the temp in place the tooth is going to get reinfected over time. Call... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Yes: Ask your dentist about using a bonded core instead of a temporary filling. This will not dislodge and a crown can be placed over it and the root canal... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry 51 years experience
Yes: Just make sure that you keep the area as clean as possible be sure not to eat on that side.
Dr. Brett Noorda
Dentistry 25 years experience
Be seen ASAP: If the root canal is exposed to saliva, studies have shown it only takes 24 hours for the seal to be lost and possible reinfection to occur. Go see y... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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No: You will not notice it but mouth bacteria are re- infecting things as we speak. Also do not bite w that tooth, to prevent fracturing. See your dentis... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Re-evaluation: There are many issues that can be causing your pain, including a fracture, an infection that has not cleared up, an additional canal, etc, etc. Withou... Read More
Dr. Jerry Brown
Prosthodontics 53 years experience
New Dentist: Good day; Consider a new dentist!!!
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Unresolved pain: Sound's like it's time for a second opinion. Sometimes because of complexity of the root canal area, recurrent infection, occlusal trauma, and/or frac... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zhiqiang Huang
Dentistry 13 years experience
Very likely: Pain after filling could be cause by many factors such as high occlusion (bite is high), post-op sensitivity, open margin (cavity is not sealed). How... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Shpeen
Endodontics 38 years experience
Temp filling: Yes if your temporary filling fell out you risk contaminating your tooth. So either return to the dentist to get it replaced or go the drug store and ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Call dentist: This question is impossible to answer without seeing the tooth an a radiograph of the area. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Root canal: You will do the root canal first and then restore the tooth, usually with a crown.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Martin
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You : You should go to a dentist and have an x-ray and examination of your tooth. The dentist will tell you if there is any hope for the tooth. In your desc... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Don't understand : If you are talking about the same tooth then, no. Once a patient decides on extraction that is definitive. If you are talking about multiple teeth and... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 26 years experience
Some do, I do not: The root canal filling material is composed of gutta percha. It's actually the orange wound rubber stuff inside of golf balls to give them compressive... Read More

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