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Can You Die From A Root Canal
It cleans: Root canal treatment cleans out the bacteria inside the canals and seals the space to prevent bacteria from reinfecting it. When there no new bacterial keep reinfecting the area, the body's immune system wins by cleaning out the abscess outside of the canals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens during root canal that stops pain from an abscessed tooth? I will need to have a root canal on a lower front tooth that my dentist says will stop the pain from an abscess. In a root canal they remove a root though, so how can that stop the pa
Cause treated: The root canal treatment will remove the cause of abcess and seal canal to stop from return. The root is not removed. The hollow tube or canal in root of tooth containing the pulp tissues(nerve, blood vessels, etc.) is cleaned, shaped, and filled eliminating the dead tissues. The tooth socket will begin to heal, infection resolve, and pain and swelling will dissipate. Antibiotics may help. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Tooth Nerves: Unfortunately, infected tooth nerves will not heal themselves. When the nerves are infected it usually means that the nerve is dead or dieing. You can control the infection for a short time with a series of antibiotics. However, this will only control the infection temporarily. You will either need a root canal or you will need to remove your tooth. I would try to save your tooth if you can. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Unfortunately, death is a possible risk whenever undergoing certain types of dental or medical procedures. However, the risk of death from dental treatment is very small when treatment is provided by properly trained individuals with the appropriate safeguards in place. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Varies with the case: Root canal retreatment can be a successful procedure. The success depends on correcting the deficiency with the prior treatments. What happes all too often though, is a tooth becomes more structurally compromised when not managed appropriately during root canal therapy. If there are structural concerns, it may be worth getting opinions on salvageability from your dentist or endodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: OK, you should never smoke under any circumstances. However, do not smoke for 12 hours before treatment and for 72 hours after root canal therapy to facilitate the healing. Quitting smoking is unbelievably difficult, but I know you have the "guts" to do it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nerve involved: A filling in a tooth does just that...It replaces the part of the tooth lost by decay or that the dentist removed. Hopeful, there is no nerve involvement. Root canal is the removal of the nerve from the tooth because it is diseased or the space is needed to restore a tooth to usefulness. Also...Root canals are a lot more expensive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, usually: As long as you don't not get in the way of the dentist or the assistant i don't see why not. It is really up to the patient and the dentist. There are times where i would ask a parent not to be in the room because a child usually behave better without the parent there. However, the parents are only a step away from the treatment room so they can see and hear what's going on.Talk to your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after a retreatment of a root canal with a temporary filling, can you eat on that side/tooth?
X-ray: A tooth that has already had a root canal can re-abscess and fail. If the tooth never had the root canal to remove necrotic tissue, an abscess can happen because the bacteria is still present withing the canal. A root canal removes the tissue and the canal is sterilized and sealed to prevent further infection. Swelling, a gum boil above the tooth or an x-ray are all verification of an abscess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things...: As a rule when a molar has had root canal treatment a crown is required if there is not already one present. For a premolar, depending on the amount of missing or replaced tooth structure, a crown may also be recommended or required. If the root canal procedure was accessed through an existing crown then a filling may be able to be used to close the resultant hole if the crown is not damaged. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Was wondering if your gum can become infected because a filling chipped, can it cause a root canal?
By itself, no: You can develop an infection in the gums if food debris is left between the tooth and the gums, allowing bacteria to grow and use the food as a food source. Your gums can also seem infected as a result of an abscess of a tooth that has found a way through the bone and gums and causes swelling at the exit portal.By itself, a chipped tooth wont cause gum infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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