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Doctor insights on: Can You Die From A Root Canal

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What to do if I cannot afford root canal, will I die?

What to do if I cannot afford root canal, will I die?

Eventually: We all die, eventually. But death from a tooth infection is very rare. If you cannot afford to restore the tooth, then you will need to have it extracted. Failure to treat will result in an infection, and in the end, the same result: extraction of the tooth. ...Read more

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How does a tooth survive in the mouth and stay alive after a root canal if there is no nerve left... Wouldn't the tooth die and fall out?

How does a tooth survive in the mouth and stay alive after a root canal if there is no nerve left... Wouldn't the tooth die and fall out?

Tooth structure: The tooth is held in place by periodontal ligamentfibersthat run from the tooth to the bone. A root canal does not effect these fibers. However the tooth will fall out if you looses these fibers. This would be caused by periodontal or gum disease and is the reason for good brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings. The tooth itself is not vital or alive. ...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?

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?

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?

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

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How do I know if I need a root canal?

Do you mean why?: Root canal or endodontic therapy is needed when the tissue inside of a tooth is dying and/or infected. There can be many reasons why this occurs so call your dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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What are some of the root canal risks?

What are some of the root canal risks?

Chronic infection: Besides the many risks enumerated by dr bui, there is evidence that most root canals harbor chronic infections that can lead to a variety of serious health problems including cancer. See http://www. Westonaprice. Org/dentistry/root-canal-dangers
; http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/18/dangers-of-root-canaled-teeth. Aspx
; http://www. Dentistryhealth. Com/rootcanals. Html. ...Read more

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How painful is it to get a root canal?

How painful is it to get a root canal?

Not so painful: More people are afraid of the treatment, but once they have it they realize it was not that painful. ...Read more

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What can happen if a root canal fails?

Several things: If your root canal treatment fails, you may need to have the root canal treatment redone. However, this is very difficult and what the dentist will usually do is a procedure called an apico-ectomy. This is where the dentist will do a surgical procedure through the gum and bone and fill in the root tip. If this fails, you may need to have the tooth extracted and replaced with an implant or bridge. ...Read more

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How long does a root canal take to do?

How long does a root canal take to do?

Depends: During root canal treatment, the dentist needs enough time to open the tooth, enter the pulp chamber and root canals, clean the debris out of these areas, enlarge, sterilize and fill the root canals. This may take from 1-3 hours and from 1-3 visits (if there are no complications). ...Read more

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I need root canal. How painful is this?

I need root canal. How painful is this?

Dental procedure: As in any procedure medical and dental there is to be some pain expected but this can be managed. Your dentist may use a mucosal numbing agent before doing the dental block which makes things much easier to bear. After the procedure you will be sore but simple oral analgesia will usually do the trick. Topical agents, sat water gargles, ice (if tolerated), repeat dental blocks may help also. ...Read more

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How much can a root canal usually cost?

How much can a root canal usually cost?

It varies: The fee for a root canal procedure varies by provider, insurance, tooth location, severity, specialist vs general dentist. It could be as low as $600 or as high as$1800. Be sure to figure in the cost of exam and a restoration (filing or crown) afterwards. The best value is the one that lasts the longest, not the cheapest.. And price and quality might be in opposition to each other. ...Read more

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What do they fill your root canal with?

Root canal material: Standard root canal therapy uses gutta percha, the coagulated sap of a special tropical tree. ...Read more