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How can I tell if my root canal is affecting my body in a negative way?

How can I tell if my root canal is affecting my body in a negative way?

See a dentist: Root canals have been performed for years with minimal systemic affect and the only real affect is failure and abscess of the tooth. Just having the material in the tooth is not going to be problematic. It is not the cause of systemic problems. ...Read more

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Can a root canal cause a seizure and alter one's perception. I've been having issues for over a year now and it is affecting my entire body?

Can a root canal cause a seizure and alter one's perception.  I've been having issues for over a year now and it is affecting my entire body?

Seizure from RCT?: No. I see absolutely no correlation and after 40 years in practice have never heard of these symptoms related to RCT, even if done poorly. Look elsewhere. Have you discussed this with your own primary care physician? If not, do so. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell if a root canal is done without x ray?

Is there a way to tell if a root canal is done without x ray?

Not if crown present: If there is a crown on the tooth then probably not possible to tell unless the root canal was done through the crown after the crown was placed. Your best bet if you really have to avoid an x-ray is to look at your dental records. Whoever did the crown most likely made a notation if a root canal has been done. ...Read more

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Could you tell me specifically what a root canal is?

Could you tell me specifically what a root canal is?

RCT: In simple terms, rct involves cleaning out the contents of the root canal(s), shaping them with miniature files, disinfecting the canals, irrigating and drying the canals, and then filling them with a thermoplastic type filling called gutta-percha . See: http://www.Ada.Org/sections/scienceandresearch/pdfs/patient_05.Pdf. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can have a root canal while sick?

HMMM: If you are in pain yes and if not wait until you are feeling better. Ask your endodontist or dentist. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get a root canal?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get a root canal?

Varies: The quality of work provided is often directly related to the amount of time that is spent. Most teeth are much more complex than can be appreciated via an xray image. I prefer to spend 2 visits on most treatments in order to ensure the pain is relieved prior to completion. Most the teeth I have to redo were done in an hour and in a single visit. Fast is rarely better when it comes to rct. ...Read more

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How can you tell if there is a problem if you had root canal?

Pain pain pain pain: Pain pain pain and possibly fever, nasty taste in your throat from swallowing pus, . ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during a root canal procedure?

Could you tell me what happens during a root canal procedure?

Pulp removal: Root canal treatment is the removal of the tissues inside the tooth including the nerve, and blood vessels (called the pulp) from the tooth and filling the space where the pulp was with a special filling material. The procedure usually followed by a preparation for a crown. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a root canal be filled instead of crowned?

Confusion: You are confused about two different procedures. Root canal therapy is one procedure. Placing a crown on a tooth is a different procedure. Since it is difficult to determine, over the internet, exactly what your problem is, have your dentist explain to you in detail what treatment you need. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if i get a root canal but no crown?

Could you tell me what happens if i get a root canal but no crown?

More danger: Of the tooth breaking. Root canal teeth are generally more fragile & prone to fracture. Also they are more likely to decay without you knowing about it. Not all rct teeth require crowns, although it is advisable in the majority of cases. If a tooth fractures, sometimes it can still be repaired. Occasionally it's too late then, & requires an extraction. Discuss your options\ risks with your own dds. ...Read more

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