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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 more
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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