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A RCT extraction: RCT removes the nerve from within the tooth & in doing so prevents the transmission of sensation from the tooth when exposed to heat, cold & sweets. The outside of the tooth still has live tissue that connects it to the bone. Therefore a RCT tooth will not have more or less sensation to being extracted. HOWEVER, in all cases you will be completely numb and not feel anything & so it's a moot point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for a tooth to be hurting and throbbing after a root canal? Root canal was done this past week, tooth is now hurting and throbbing.
How long may it take for a dental gum fistula tract to be less sensitive in that gum area if the canal root retreatment is successful?
Fistula: You had a draining fistula and this area will take some time to,heal after the root canal is completed. The pain should be decreasing but it may linger for a week or two. If it is not healing and decreasing then follow up with the dentist who did your root canal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a failed root canal, fractured root; need extraction, cannot afford. Temporary filling fell out, now EXTREME pain. Help!
Dental Society: Contact your local dental society to see if you qualify for reduced fee care. A local teaching hospital may also see you if they have a dental residency program. Healthcare financing is another option. ...Read more
Crowned tooth pain/possible missed 4 canal from root canal 2 years ago i had a root canal and a crown. When i finally settled on my current dentist (for insurance network reasons) i had a root canal and crown. The first 2 dentists said i had a 4th root so
See Endodontist: 95% of upper molars have 4 canals. The missed canal is called the mb2 canal. Microscopically trained endodontists are adept at finding and treating this problem. I suggest you see one asap. In the future, suggest to your dentist you want to see a specialist. You are in control of your treatment! ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Get 2nd opinion: It's hard for me to answer that question without seeing your radiographs. Do you have pain? Do you have discomfort to hot/cold/chewing? Trouble sleeping at night? If you were diagnosed as needing 3 root canals, you can always get a second opinion from another dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rubber dam: Use a rubber dam- it is the standard of care to make sure you do not aspirate any of the files. Your dentist is a professional and will do a great job and you will feel better. Any concerns speak with dentist prior to the procedure and have a treatment plan how you will restore your tooth after the root canal is complete. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
This depends...: I wish i could give you a definitive no. However, your perception of the experience is dependent upon so many factors. These include the extent of the infection, your personal tolerance to sensations, the skills of the dentist, the management of the clinical procedure by the dentist, the empathy of the dental personnel assisting you, etc.. Searching online reviews may offer you great insight! ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Root canal failure: Root canals fail for many reasons. For example the tooth may fracture or split. Sometimes infection at the end of the tooth is very resistant to antibiotic and cause failure. Occasionally, the seal in the root canal may fail and allow bacteria to invade the canal. Although there are other reasons, these are the most common. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers