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Dentist recommends root canal therapy on that tooth. What is root canal therapy?

Dentist recommends root canal therapy on that tooth. What is root canal therapy?

Removes the nerve: A root canal removes the nerve, blood vessels, lymphatics and other dead cells in the center of the tooth. After the root canal is done, the tooth will not be sensitive to hot, cold or sweets. The tooth needs a root canal because the "nerve" of the tooth has died, liquefied and drained to the tip of the root can has attracted bacteria. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what is better root canal or tooth extraction?

Dental experts! what is better root canal or tooth extraction?

Keep the tooth: All things considered equal, like the tooth can be restored after the root canal without any periodontal treatment, then it's always better to have the root canal and save the teeth. It allows continuing contact with the adjacent teeth to keep them from shifting, and it allows contact with the teeth in the opposite jaw and keeps them from drifting up or down which could change your bite. ...Read more

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Could dental veneers cause root canals?

Could dental veneers cause root canals?

Possible ?: Possible? Yes. Likely? No. In the hands of an experienced dentist and with proper precautions, the risk of this is very small. Any time a drill is used on teeth, there is always a risk of inflammation and irreversible damage to the nerve of the tooth. More often, the tooth would have required root canal therapy anyway due to previous decay or dental treatment. ...Read more

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Root canal - who does it= endodontist or general dentist?

Root canal - who does it= endodontist or general dentist?

Depends: Some general dentists will do root canals and some do not. Also it may depend on the tooth anatomy, which tooth, or if it a root canal that needs to be retreated. ...Read more

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Tips for teeth root canal therapy?

Tips for teeth root canal therapy?

See an Endodontist: Have your general dentist recommend an endodontist that he\she would go to him\herself for root canal therapy. If you require rct, go as soon as possible rather than waiting for pain and swelling to develop or get worse. Don't fear rct as 99% of the time it is an easy procedure with no pain during the procedure and little to mild pain afterwards. Patients who wait too long have problems. ...Read more

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Can root canal treamtnet discolor teeth?

Can root canal treamtnet discolor teeth?

Absolutely not!: Root canal treatment does not discolor teeth. Teeth may discolor if the nerve ; other tissues inside the canal(s) of the tooth become non-vital ; necrotic. Then internal staining can show through ; darken the tooth. When a tooth has had rct it can change color over time. Internal bleaching is only necessary after\if staining ; not as a precaution, nor if the tooth is crowned.Not all rct need crown. ...Read more

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Filling caused root canal and crown - dentist at fault?

Filling caused root canal and crown - dentist at fault?

Thanks for asking!: A fillings most important function is to be leak proof. When the tooth is prepared for a filling not all of the bacteria is removed. Some are still hiding in the tooth structure and will continue to decay the tooth at a slower rate when covered by the filling because there is little to no oral fluids leaking in to feed the bugs. In time the bugs win again and then you get a root canal and crown. ...Read more

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Nerve pain flossing root canaled/temp tooth - ill fitted or periodontal issue? Need 2nd opinion. See a Periodontist, Prosthodontist or Dentist?

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Nerve pain flossing root canaled/temp tooth - ill fitted or periodontal issue? Need 2nd opinion. See a Periodontist, Prosthodontist or Dentist?

See an endodontist: With proper care, even teeth that have had old root canal treatment can last a lifetime. An additional endodontic procedure may be able to support healing and save your tooth. If you have pain or discomfort in a previously treated tooth, talk to an endodontist about re-treatment. ...Read more

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Do cavities require root canal therapy?

Not usually: Root canal therapy is usually necessary when the nerve of the tooth is inflammed or infected due to deep decay or sometimes if the decay is very close to the nerve and when the decay is cleaned out we get a "nerve" exposure. Most of the time this is not the case with cavities. ...Read more

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Dental abscess after root canal, what to do?

Dental abscess after root canal, what to do?

Call dentist: I would call the dentist who treated the root canal, tell him you have pain and swelling? And he will probably prescribe an antibiotic for you. He may also have you return to the office for an evaluation to determine if you need any medications. But call the doctor first. ...Read more

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Molar pain next to tooth that just did root canal.. Malocclusion?

Molar pain next to tooth that just did root canal.. Malocclusion?

Lots of reasons: Could be the sore tooth has issues that need to be addressed, such as cavity, split, etc. Could be referred pain from the root canal treated tooth as the infection clears and the area heals. Could be an occlusal problem, with change in the way teeth meet as adjacent teeth are reshaped. In any case, please call your dentist and let him/her take a look. Probably a simple fix. ...Read more

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Dentist ortodontist periodontist endodontics what's the difference?

Different specialist: Orthodontist specializes in braces endodontist specializes in root canal treatment periodontist specializes in gum diseases. A general dentist treats a wide range of oral and dental problems and is not limited to any one area. ...Read more

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Can a tooth after root canal therapy continue to decay?

Can a tooth after root canal therapy continue to decay?

Absolutely: The root canal procedure eliminates the infection and the pain, but does not give immunity from decay. Even with a crown, which is commonly needed after the root canal is done, decay can occur if hygiene is not adequate. Brush, floss, and see your dentist for follow-up care. ...Read more

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Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

No,: No. Some gum abscesses might be periodontal in nature and you might just need to have a deep cleaning with local anesthesia to clear up the infection. ...Read more

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Advice on a puzzling tooth root canal infection problem?

Advice on a puzzling tooth root canal infection problem?

Not sure...: I am not sure i understand your question. If there is an infection problem associated with a root canal procedure you had done i would call the dentist who performed the procedure to have it managed. If you have an infection and have not pursued care for it then i would call your dentist. A personal visual exam would provide you the best information for how to progress from here.... ...Read more

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Which is better - root canal or tooth extraction?

Which is better - root canal or tooth extraction?

Root canal treatment: is a always a better option than tooth extraction as it saves the natural tooth and it is safer and less invasive than getting the tooth extracted. It is always better, if possible, to save natural tooth than getting it removed. ...Read more

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Top alternative to root canal and braces?

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Top alternative to root canal and braces?

The fact: is saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option. There is no other type of dental procedure that's directly comparable to having root canal therapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a root canalled tooth with a crown get decayed?

Yes: You can get decay under your crown and the crown may need to be replaced. Because you have had a root canal you would not have pain or sensitivity if there is decay in the crowned tooth so make sure you have regular dental care so any problem can be detected early and be fixable so you do not loose your tooth. ...Read more

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After he does the root canal does dentist replace crown?

After he does the root canal does dentist replace crown?

Depends: Did the dentist made a hole through the top of your crown to do the root canal? If so then, and the rest of the crown is ok and there is no decay anywhere else on the tooth, a filling can be placed in the hole that was made to do the root canal. After the years pass by, this crown may need to be replace or the fillng replaced depending on how it holds up. ...Read more

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