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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
Left bicuspid tooth pain 3mths. Dentist finally said needs root canal. Root canal tomorrow. I am afraid infection may spread overnight. Should I worry?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers