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What is the average price of having a root canal redone a 2nd time?

What is the average price of having a root canal redone a 2nd time?

Depends: Much of the cost for retreatment depends on the particular tooth and region of the country you live in. Generally about 1.5 times the cost of an initial root canal. ...Read more

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I just had a root canal redone yesterday. Should I still have sensitivity to drinking cold water after I have eaten something hot such as soup?

I just had a root canal redone yesterday. Should I still have sensitivity to drinking cold water after I have eaten something hot such as soup?

Not from the tooth: Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy should not be sensitive to a thermal stimulus since there is no nerve inside the tooth. Your sensitivity may be coming from an adjacent tooth. ...Read more

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Over 10 yrs ago I had a root canal and a month ago it needed to be redone. I still have pain and he is wanting to do surgery. I have pain in tooth a?

Over 10 yrs ago I had a root canal and a month ago it needed to be redone. I still have pain and he is wanting to do surgery. I have pain in tooth a?

Options: Discuss all your options with the dentist treating you and at least one Endodontist (if not two) for consensus of opinion as to what would be the best choice. Asking the dentist the question "what would you do if it were their tooth? " might elicit a different answer. Sometimes it's better just to remove the tooth and replace it with an implant retained restoration. ...Read more

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One of the tooth on which I had got a Root Canal Treatment and capping for that tooth done 2 years back has chipped off (not completely but some part of it). Do I need to get my capping redone or should it be fine for now?

One of the tooth on which I had got a Root Canal Treatment and capping for that tooth done 2 years back has chipped off (not completely but some part of it). Do I need to get my capping redone or should it be fine for now?

The only one: The only one who will know is your Dentist. Cap may look and feel fine, but if there is leakage the underlying natural tooth can decay. Make it a priority to have your Dentist see you and advise you based on the examination findings. ...Read more

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Redo a root canal I had a root canal that has become abscessed and needs to be redone. General dentists tell me that I need to find a specialist (a many hour drive). My question is why is a specialist needed? If this dentist was just plan old incompetent,

See Endodontist: See the specialist that does this and only this every day. They are expertly skilled and needed for any retreatment. More difficult for many reasons, one of which is the removal of all the material inside the canals from the failed treatment. You can find a specialist in santa fe, alburquerque, etc. Well worth the trip. Make the trip for your health. ...Read more

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Is crown work really necessary? I had to have an anterior root canal redone from 8 years ago. I had an apicoectomy. The dentist pointed out that the original work was only a filling, no crown work was done. Part of my patient plan now includes crown work

Is crown work really necessary? I had to have an anterior root canal redone from 8 years ago. I had an apicoectomy. The dentist pointed out that the original work was only a filling, no crown work was done. Part of my patient plan now includes crown work

Only: Only by clinical exam and an x-ray will you get the true answer to your question. Back teeth in general need some support after root canals to prevent fracture-not so for front teeth unless there are other factors such as appearance or weakened tooth structure. If you're not sure get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I had a root canal 6 yrs ago and had it redone 2 rrs ago. I now have throbbing and a weird "feeling" in my tooth and it travles to my jaw and ear.

I had a root canal 6 yrs ago and had it redone 2 rrs ago. I now have throbbing and a weird "feeling" in my tooth and it travles to my jaw and ear.

Possible failure: Root canal therapy is not foolproof. Though good, +/-95% success rates at 15 years, treatment can fail ~5% of the time. Yours sounds like you've developed an inflammatory reaction. The cause can be infection, fracture of the root (s) or unknown. Have your tooth checked by your dentist asap. ...Read more

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Got a root canal redone 5 mos ago but it was unfinished. Am starting to get sore throats and swollen tonsils, not sure if it's from that but im scared?

Probably Unrelated: The symptoms are probably unrelated, but in any event, you really need to complete the root canal and an appropriate restoration before the tooth decays and needs to be extracted. ...Read more

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Why would one endodontist go back in and redo a root canal his partner started>i saw films and it was a big redo.?

Why would one endodontist go back in and redo a root canal his partner started>i saw films and it was a big redo.?

See prior answers ++: One of three reasons: (1) first dentist got into a problem that became beyond his expertise, and referred to his partner, who has more experience and expertise about the problem at hand (most likely; give them the benefit of the doubt). (2) this is a routine way of approaching root canal problems in that practice, and perhaps it wasn't and redo, but next stage. (3) $ (less likely. ...Read more

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Premolar w/ root canal that needs to be re-done. What is redo procedure like? Same as before? Are antibiotics given before, after or both? What kind of abx are typically given? Allergic to penicillin.

Premolar w/ root canal that needs to be re-done. What is redo procedure like? Same as before? Are antibiotics given before, after or both? What kind of abx are typically given? Allergic to penicillin.

Nothing to worry: Since the nerve of the tooth has been removed already and tooth is non-vital, you won't feel any pain. The only extra step in this procedure is removing old root canal filling. As far as you're concerned, it shouldn't be any different than when you had it done the first time and antibiotics usually are not needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will a root canal hurt?

Will a root canal hurt?

It shouldn't: People will often hear horror stories around the water cooler about root canals. There are plenty of situations where a patient comes to a root canal specialist in pain. Our job is to take the pain away, not cause it. We will get you numb. Test you to make sure you're numb. If for some reason you have a "hot" tooth and need more anesthetic raise up your left hand. We will stop and get u more numb. ...Read more

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What is the root canal?

What is the root canal?

Root canal: Is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead extraction. If a tooth can be saved with a good prognosis, the root canal is the treatment of choice. Root canal treatment is done under profound local anesthetic. It doesn’t hurt more than a filling or any other dental procedure. ...Read more

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Does a root canal hurt?

Speak with dentist: The dentist will use a local to numb the area. Prior to this a topical is placed in the area to try to superficially numb the area to feel the needle less. If needed nitrous oxide can be utilized to calm any fears or the dentist can prescribe a low dose of valium to allay any anxiety. You will be fine. ...Read more

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How painful is a root canal?

See dentist ASAP: The dentist will try to make you as comfortable as possible. If you feel that you have anxiety prior to the visit, the dentist can prescribe an oral sedative or nitrous oxide can be used. It is important to bring a driver for both of these suggestions. It is also relevant to state, that it is much more comfortable to treat a tooth that does not have a raging infection, see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Old root canal are breaking?

See your DDS: According to the literature published by the dental association posterior teeth with previous root canal treatment have a six times great risk of fracturing if not covered by a crown for various reasons. I suggest that all posterior teeth that have root canal be restored appropriately within 30 days of root canal completion to avoid breakage. See your DDS for help. ...Read more

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How painful is a root canal?

Can be painless: If proper local dental anesthesia is applied root canal treatment can be painless. The presence of infection or inflammation can result in lack of proper numbness. Antibiotic therapy prior to the treatment will help. ...Read more

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When do I need a root canal?

Numerous reasons...: Root canal treatment may be recommended to treat deep decay, to remove infected or severely inflamed tissues within the tooth, or to allow a post to be placed for crown preparation. ...Read more

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Will a root canal hurt during?

Root Canal Treatment: Most of the time no unless you are very swollen or have a large infection with pain going into the procedure. Most procedures I complete the patients experience no pain other than the feel of the injection. ...Read more

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When do you need a root canal?

Root canal: It is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth is damaged and /or infected through tooth decay or trauma. ...Read more

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Why would you need a root canal?

Dead nerve: A root canal is indicated when the nerve in a tooth dies. A dead nerve will lead to an abscess. Two choices when this occurs.
Extract or save with a root canal. ...Read more

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How long does a root canal take?

How long does a root canal take?

From 1 to 2.5 hours: Depends on the tooth's location, how many roots it has, if there is draining infection coming out of the tooth. It may possibly have to be done in two separate appointments. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why do people need a root canal?

To treat. ..: If the nerve tissue (nerve/blood vessels) within the tooth die, then the toxic products from their death drain through the tip of the root and cause an infection in the bone - leading to bone loss. The root canal removes the dead tissues and seals the canal within the tooth/root to protect the bone. ...Read more

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What happens during a root canal?

Cleansing: The center of he tooth s hollow, filled with soft sterile tissue in health. Infected, and diseased tissue must be removed. Root canal treatment cleans out the space, resterilizes the hollow and seals it from inside. To protect he tooth, it must be properly restored adhesively. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a root canal?

Root canal: Root canal or root canal therapy is usually a process of removing decay from a tooth and then the pulp tissue (nerves and blood vessels) from inside the roots. The pulp is remove with hand and rotary drills and disinfected with cleaning solutions. The roots are then filled with a plastic called gutta percha and the roots are covered with another type of plastic filling and finally a crown. ...Read more

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How badly will a root canal hurt?

Depends: If you are starting with a badly infected tooth, there is likely going to be a bit more tenderness, as it may be more difficult to get adequate anesthesia due to the infection. Talk with your Endodontist about this before starting. We have excellent anesthetics, so most often there is little or no pain. If tooth not infected, then virtually no pain more often than not, in the hands of a specialist ...Read more

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How much does a root canal hurt?

How much does a root canal hurt?

Root canal therapy: Root canal therapy have the reputation of being painful, but new techniques and advanced anesthesia are making it a reality for many patients. It helps you to eliminate future pain, complications and improve your general health and quality of life. ...Read more

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What is involved in a root canal?

Clean & fill: Root canal treatment today can be done painlessly and confortably under local anesthetic. Once anethesia is complete, the tooth is opened and the canals identified, cleaned and sterilized before sealing each canal with a sealer material. After treatment, the tooth will typical need a crown to protect it from fracture. ...Read more

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How long should a root canal take?

How long should a root canal take?

Depends: Root canal treatment is the process used to eradicate an infection. The virulence of the bacteria as well as the complexity of the anatomy influence the speed of the process. Allow the doctor to use as much or as little time he or she feel the process should take. You will benefit in the end. ...Read more

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How safe is it to get a root canal?

Thousands done every: They are very safe. Tens of thousands are probably done everyday in the United States with a very low risk of a patient having a problem I done properly. ...Read more

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How painful is getting a root canal?

Times have changed: Root canals have changed in the past 10 yrs. People have gave root canals a bad reputation from all of the story's that your parents or grandparents may have told you or that you may have over heard. The procedure is very painless now with more technology that makes it quicker an much smoother then before. ...Read more