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Does Having 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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Normally no: Normally, when a root canal procedure is performed, it is done with the patient being numb and comfortable. Sometimes, the infection may be so severe, though, that the patient may feel some sensation. Most dentists/root canal specialists will strive to make you as comfortable as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need root canal on upper back left molar. Had it filled 8 times, always hurts a lot. Afraid a root canal will hurt even worse, I might not be numb.
Root canal: You should see an endodontist for the best outcome for your root canal. They are well trained in getting patients numb and making this procedure as comfortable. Make time because the source of the pain is removed you feel much better very quickly. Make sure that you follow up with your dentist and protect the tooth with a crown. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I might be getting a root canal so I have a few questions. Does a root canal hurt and does it make the tooth fall/break?How long does it take?Thanks:)
Depends: Often, a front tooth single canal is performed in about 1 hour or less & a premolar or molar will take longer, because they have more canals(2, 3 or more) in these teeth to seal. Usually a root canal gets you "out of pain" but you may have some discomfort. Yes, root canal treated teeth are more brittle than non-treated teeth, so you may need a crown & will need to be careful eating on that tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: I am guessing that you have pain of dental root origin and your dentist suggests a root canal versus removal of the tooth. If the tooth is in bad shape, extraction might be in order. But if the tooth can be saved (unless it is a wisdom tooth), then a root canal which can be done painlessly, will save your tooth which has significant benefits. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Tooth sensitivity does not usually require a root canal in order to effectively treat it. There are many procedures that precede a root canal that can be used to treat the sensitivity. Most commonly, you should use a desensitizing toothpaste such as sensodyne and a Fluoride mouthwash. Usually this works. In cases of extreme sensitivity you may require a root canal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Root canal: does a root canal hurt during the procedure? I also have to have extractions done on 9 teeth.
Root of my tooth is dead, dentist said i need root canal. How long do I have before root canal becomes no longer an option?
A lot of reasons: If you had a bad infection to start with, yes you may still have lingering effects. If the treatment was difficult or f the dentist could not for any reasons clean all the canals all the way. And in general it is normal to experience some mild pain for a few days or a week depending on your case and your pain tolerance. Pain killers should usually help good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Although root canal therapy may be required, pain in the upper molar could occur for a host of reasons. A correct diagnosis is based on a multitude of findings. The process of diagnosis would be best handled by a qualified dentist, using x-rays, history and a comprehensive clinical exam. Give your local dentist a call for the best care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be usual, but...: There generally is pain after the local anesthetic wears off; the dentist should explain and warn about that depending how invasive the procedure is, whether he had to clear out infection, or abscess at the root. He should also give you a script for pain medication appropriate to the procedure, and appropriate to his knowledge of your pain threshold and ability to handle pain. Call, get advice. ...Read moreSee 2 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
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