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Is it less painfull to extract a tooth after doing root canal? (Root canal many years ago)

Is it less painfull to extract a tooth after doing root canal? (Root canal many years ago)

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 more

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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.

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.

Dr.: Dr. Funari has given you most of the possibilities. I would still suggest a call to your dentist to evaluate your discomfort and direct you as to what to do to manage your pain. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

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 more

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How painful are root canals?

How painful are root canals?

Comfort zone: The appropriate anesthesia depends on the complexity of the dental treatment and your own comfort zone. With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of the root canal or experience any pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do root canals feel like?

What do root canals feel like?

Like fillings: Now days root canals done by an experienced endodontist can be done in 1 visit microscopically. Only a very small numberof root canals cause any pain.
Don't be fearful, it will go well. ...Read more

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Could I need *three* root canals?

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 more

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What are the safest procedures for treating root canals?

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 more

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Do root canals hurt?

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 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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Are 4 root canals alot?

No: Molar teeth can have 3, 4, 5, 6 or more canals. ...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?

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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Why do some root canals fail?

Why do some root canals fail?

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 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 do people get root canals?

Why do people get root canals?

Affected pulp: Root canals are need when the pulp or nerve of the tooth is traumatized or reached by tooth decay. A blow to a tooth or a broken tooth may result in the need for a rootcanal. ...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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