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pulpectomy vs root canal

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Benhamou
19 years experience in Dentistry
Pulpec. is for kids: Generally a pulpectomy is for a baby tooth and a full on root canal is for an adult. The depth of nerve removal is the main difference between the two ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
36 years experience in Dentistry
Antibiotic, pain med: Antibiotic is necessary when there is an infection in the tooth and bone at the root tip area. Sometimes the bacteria that causes the infection can be ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
RCT: Risks start as soon as the pulpectomy is finished. Normally it's a good idea to follow up with root canal therapy in about a week, especially if there ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Make it a priority: The pulpectomy is just a temporary procedure. The risks of not following through with root canal treatment are infection, tooth fracture and you may e ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Tooth pain cure: The pain from an infected tooth usually ends when the infection is cured but this tends to be a temporary fix. The tooth is compromised in some way t ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
By whom?: If insured by a dental insurance company, you would have to refer to the policy and definitions of that insurance company which may vary among insuran ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Depends: Depends how big the cavity was, how much tooth structure is left, and how hard your child's bite is.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Root canal: In most cases a pulps tommy is an emergency treatment intended to relief pain until the root canal can be completed. All of the disease peep tissue. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Fernando Garcia
34 years experience in Anesthesiology
Hello, Good : Hello, good question! local anesthesia works by blocking chemicals that move into and out of nerves in the in contact with the local anesthetic. This ... Read More

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