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What do dentists do during a root canal treatment?

What do dentists do during a root canal treatment?

Remove the nerve: Root canal treatment is performed when the nerve tissue (pulp) of the tooth becomes infected or exposed. The infected or exposed nerve tissue in the inside of the tooth is removed with small files that go down in the canals of the root (s). The now empty space is filled with material to seal the end of the root from the inside of the tooth. ...Read more

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My dentist said that during my root canal treatment, I had a lot of little treasures. What does this mean?

My dentist said that during my root canal treatment, I had a lot of little treasures. What does this mean?

Pulp Stones: I would bet the doctor was talking about pulp stones. They are very common and are found in the nerve spaces of a tooth.
Just another way the body tries to protect an injured area. Although many nerves have pulp stones without any damage to a tooth. Once again, not to worry. The sometimes make it a little challanging when doing a root canal would be the worst. ...Read more

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Why a patient with hypothyroidism undergoing root canal treatment, faints during the treatment?

Why a patient with hypothyroidism undergoing root canal treatment, faints during the treatment?

Pain: Regardless of thyroid function (hypo, hyper or euthyroidism), pain for any reason can cause someone to faint, most likely due to a vasovagal response whereby the heart beats too slowly while the blood pressure drops. ...Read more

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What happens during root canal therapy?

What happens during root canal therapy?

Removes tooth nerve: The goal of root canal therapy is to clean out the infected nerve and blood vessels inside the tooth. Removing that tissue will control the infection. Dentists use very fine instruments to clean out the tissue, and then place a material inside the tooth to provide strength and prevent other bacteria from getting inside. ...Read more

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What should I do if there was a breakage in the cleaning needle during root canal therapy procedure?

What should I do if there was a breakage in the cleaning needle during root canal therapy procedure?

Listen: It is not what should you do, it's what your dentist has told you to do & especially if you are not having any symptoms. He has explained it to you. Call him if you do not understand what he has explained to you.
If a dentist does enough root canal treatment he will experience file separation (cleaning needle breakage). This happens. ...Read more

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Can root canal treatment be painful?

Can root canal treatment be painful?

Not Usually: Root canal treatment has a bad rep that it usually does not deserve. The pain is caused by an infection in the nerve space of the tooth. Root canal solves this problem and eliminates the pain. However, if you wait to long and have a large infection under the tooth it may be difficult to make the tooth adequately numb. Root canal done in a timely manner are not painful. ...Read more

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What does "widening" mean in root canal treatment?

What does "widening" mean in root canal treatment?

Opens canal: The dentist widens the canal and cleans it,
the widening allows a better fit for the root canal filling material. ...Read more

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Can there be an alternative to root canal treatment?

Can there be an alternative to root canal treatment?

Extraction!: If a tooth requires a root canal it most likely that decay or damage has involved the tooth's pulp. Root canal will allow a tooth's hard tissue to be saved and restored, but one can always opt to have the effected tooth extracted to avoid future pain, suffering and potential bodily harm. ...Read more

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What are holistic root canal treatment and conventional?

What are holistic root canal treatment and conventional?

Nothing: The principals of root canal therapy are to clean and disinfect the canals and then fill the canal to seal them. Their are many techniques to accomplish both! After doing more than 20, 000 cases, I can tell you the term holistic means nothing. Some root sealing materials are thought to be safer, hence the term holistic. These materials are not around the bloodstream so I'm my opinion, not better! ...Read more

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What else can be done if a root canal treatment is ineffective?

Root canal: Sometimes a retrograde filling or apicoectomy can be done to save the tooth. It is when the end of the root is removed the infected bone and tissue is cleaned and a filling is placed from the tip of the root. It depends on how bad the infection is or if there is a good chance of success, ask your dentist to examine you ...Read more

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Does a root canal treatment need maintenance?

YES: If you have had a root canal you should assure that your dentist continues to monitor the tooth. Additionally, you may need a crown on that tooth. ...Read more

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Could cysts occur even after a root canal treatment?

Could cysts occur even after a root canal treatment?

RCT success: Rct is not 100% successful although the rate is high. Of the ones that fail, sometimes a cyst forms either prior to or after root canal therapy. Other cysts not associated with rct can occur as well. ...Read more

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Do I need to get a crown after root canal treatment?

Yes, In most cases: In most cases treatment for a tooth (premolar or molar) that needs a root canal is to have the root canal an then have a crown placed. You will need to ask your dentist what the best restoration should be for the tooth that had a root canal. Also you should know all poss complication with out having a crown after root canal treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain and bad swelling after root canal treatment?

I have pain and bad swelling after root canal treatment?

See your dentist: Minor Pain and swelling is possible after the root canal.

if the situation gets worse after 1-2 days, you need to see your dentist.

You need to get an exam and x-ray to see what is the best option for you. You can also send me your x-rays for a second opinion http://my. Setmore. Com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...Read more

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Can an abscess continue even after a root canal treatment?

Yes and No: If the root canal was successful the abscess should heal by its own accord as the cause of the infection has been eradicated&this can take up to a year for complete healing of the apical area. If it persist then the tooth may be fractured. If this is the case it may have been fractured before the rct. See your dentist/see a specialist for a second opinion. ...Read more

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What happens if we don't do root canal treatment in the age of 6, ?

See a pedodontist: Pedodontist is the pediatrician of dentistry. He/she has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. The "baby, ” teeth is important for the child development, oral and general health. Get the best care possible. ...Read more

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Is it okay to undergo a root canal treatment even if I have an abscess?

Risk vs benefit: You have to weigh the risk complications of immediate treatment vs the risk of waiting on antibiotics to attack the infection. Sometimes it's best to at least open the tooth and medicate it, then wait for the abcess to "settle down" before completing the root canal. ...Read more

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For how long can an adult wait after pulpotomy before root canal treatment?

Pulpectomy 1-2 month: Pulpotomy is usually performed on baby teeth. A pulpectomy is a dental procedure in which all of the pulp in the pulp chamber and root canal of a tooth is removed, but not sealed. If the temporary filling is dissolved then you run the risk of reinfection, and the pulpectomy treatment may need to be repeated. Do not procrastinate, it will avoid future complications. ...Read more

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Do people ever get a proper root canal treatment without having a crown placed?

Do people ever get a proper root canal treatment without having a crown placed?

Yes but: In the vast majority of cases, it is better to safeguard the tooth against breakage and further decay by having a crown placed within in a reasonable time. More often than not, patients end up, some time in the future, being sorry that they did not head their dentist's advice regarding this issue. You have spent a lot of money and time having rct and it's best to protect that investment. ...Read more

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Would it be abnormal not to be able to yawn after a root canal treatment after two days?

At times: It is also possible that if the procedure was long and your mouth was held open for a long period of time your TMJ and or chewing muscles became overworked and tired. Give your jaw some rest and see if it improves. If it doesn't within a week or so, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Sometime after deep cleaning, is root canal treatment necessary for perio disease treatment?

Sometime after deep cleaning, is root canal treatment necessary for perio disease treatment?

Root canal: Deep cleanings are done when someone has bacteria under the gums. Root canals are done when bacteria, decay, trauma, or infection reaches the nerve of a tooth requiring removal of the nerve. They are usually not related. Sometimes you can have a perio-endo infection which means both infections meet together. Or your gum infection was so bad it required root surface removal that went into the nerve. ...Read more

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When you consider root canal treatment is successful in a patient? After how long from starting treatment?

No pain and function: A root canal treatment is considered successful if the tooth is asymptomatic [no pain] and has been able to be restored [filling or crown] to restore form and function. ...Read more

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Hi, I just want to know if pulpectomy is charged separately from root canal treatment proposal or is included? I thought it was, until yesterday.

Dentist preference: They are separate dental codes so they can be charged per procedure. This is more of an individual dentist preference. ...Read more

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Could it be absolutely necessary to go for capping after root canal treatment of a tooth?

Could it be absolutely necessary to go for capping after root canal treatment of a tooth?

Depends: The american assoc. Of endodontists recommends that all posterior teeth that receive root canals have cuspal protection. That means a crown or onlay! This prevents fractures and tooth loss. In anterior teeth, it depends on the integrity of the tooth, presence of previous fillings, occlusion and other factors. Hence it may not be necessary on some anterior teeth. In children, we sometimes wait. ...Read more

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What is root canal treatment?

What is root canal treatment?

Infection control: Teeth exist in an environment teeming with bacteria. These germs digest the sugars in our diet and excrete an acidic metabolic waste product that demineralizes the tooth. The process can progress to the point where the bacteria expose an organ in the tooth called the pulp. This results in an infection. The treatment of this infection is called root canal therapy and preserves the tooth. ...Read more

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What's the proper root canal treatment?

What's the proper root canal treatment?

Detailed: A good root canal involves removing all the diseased pulpal tissue, cleaning and shaping the canals, and sealing the canals with a dense thorough filling material!
this principal is sometimes easier said than done.
Root canals are like fingerprints. No two are exactly alike. Knowledge of anatomy and attention to detail are critical to a successful result. ...Read more

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Could root canal treatment always work?

No: Root canal treatments, just like everything else have a failure rate. Nothing is a 100% guarantee. Even the best dentists have failures due to conditions out of their control. Root canals however can work great and are usually a good option to save a tooth. Ask you dentist about it and ask what, if any, options there are. ...Read more