A 19-year-old member asked:
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need a root canal treatment but earliest is in 4 weeks from now. is it safe to wait that long? currently advil (ibuprofen) is taking care the pain.

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Root canal: You should not wait 4 weeks to get a painful tooth treated. Things can get worse and ore painful in that time. Most endodontists, root canal specialists, will be able to see you as an emergency patient very quickly to treat this infection and get you out of pain. Don't wait. Ask your dentist for a referral.
Answered on Oct 16, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Do not delay: The sooner you deal with it, the better.
Answered on Oct 17, 2015
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dental Appointment: Have the appointment moved up. The pain will very likely increase until pain meds are not working. Infection may set in, too. All the best..
Answered on Oct 18, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sooner: Sooner is better. Get an appointment from a different DDS.
Answered on Oct 17, 2015

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