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Tooth feels uncomfortable after root canal temporary filling

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Shpeen
38 years experience Endodontics
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
Dr. Dell Goodrick
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Permanent fill : It is very important to have a permanent restoration placed on the root canal tooth to prevent bacteria from entering where the temp filling may leak. ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Yes: Research has shown that re infection can occur within 30 days of contamination exposure to the oral cavity. The oral cavity is the most bacteria lade ... Read More

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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
23 years experience Endodontics
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
44 years experience Endodontics
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
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Root canal: For specific info about your case, i suggest asking the endodontist or oral surgeon who treated you.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Wait until restored: As long as you have a temporary filling you will need to be careful eating on that tooth. Soft foods only, nothing hard, sticky or chewy until the to ... Read More
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Dr. Reena Gupta
19 years experience Dentistry
till you restore it: After the rootcanal ..Want to restore with crown before chewing hard food ..If front tooth with small opening may be able to restore with fill..Your d ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
There : There is no way to know how long you can go without some protective restoration on the tooth. It depends on the forces the tooth is subjected to and ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
38 years experience Dentistry
Contact dentist: The key to successful therapy is getting the entire procedure done on a timely basis. There is no reason, other than financial to have a temporary on ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Your dentist will need to re-evaluate that tooth. May need root canal therapy.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Any symptoms ?: If not, wait until Monday. The rest of the temp should be sufficient.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Needs root canal tx: Her dentist is correct, she needs root canal therapy on that tooth. The decay was deep and now the nerve is inflamed. She should immediately have the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Leaderman
49 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist!: It may not be your tooth. You could be grinding your teeth at night. This could cause temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. Common symptoms are: pain ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
43 years experience Dentistry
Yes, carefully: Please know that temporary fillings are soft and do not support your tooth. Eat carefully as root canal teeth are brittle and could break. Make sure ... Read More
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