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How Can Root Canal Treatment Become Re Infected
Not Usually: Root canal treatment has a bad rep that it usually does not deserve. The pain is caused by an infection in the nerve space of the tooth. Root canal solves this problem and eliminates the pain. However, if you wait to long and have a large infection under the tooth it may be difficult to make the tooth adequately numb. Root canal done in a timely manner are not painful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If root canal treatment is failed, will i be able to feel if it is failed, before it become real serious? Until what stage of pain is it normal?
See your dentist: Only way to find out if a root canal is in failure is to see a dentist and have an x-ray. How old is the root canal? Are you in pain? Do you feel a bump on the gum by the root? Do you still have a temporary filling or a crown? Your dentist will be able to help you with this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had root canal treatment almost 3 years ago. The tooth is now in pain, i believe it is infected and sensitive to touch. Amoxcillin any help?
Possibly: Depending on how the tooth was restored after the root canal was completed will be a determining factor as to the cause of a possible infection. Recurrent growth of bacteria may temporarily respond to the antibiotics, but long term prognosis can be determined by your dentist or endodontist. A fracture of the tooth could cause the same symptoms and render the tooth hopeless. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Detailed: A good root canal involves removing all the diseased pulpal tissue, cleaning and shaping the canals, and sealing the canals with a dense thorough filling material! this principal is sometimes easier said than done. Root canals are like fingerprints. No two are exactly alike. Knowledge of anatomy and attention to detail are critical to a successful result. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Root canal: Sometimes a retrograde filling or apicoectomy can be done to save the tooth. It is when the end of the root is removed the infected bone and tissue is cleaned and a filling is placed from the tip of the root. It depends on how bad the infection is or if there is a good chance of success, ask your dentist to examine you ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extraction!: If a tooth requires a root canal it most likely that decay or damage has involved the tooth's pulp. Root canal will allow a tooth's hard tissue to be saved and restored, but one can always opt to have the effected tooth extracted to avoid future pain, suffering and potential bodily harm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long after root canal treatment before permanent seal is put in, and is it normal if it is still hurting?
Permanent Seal?: By permanent seal, do you mean permanent build up? Permanent crown? Or permanent rc filling. If there is still pain, the root canal treatment should not be completed, and if it is completed, my opinion is that the root canal filling should be removed and either extra/accessory nerve canals looked for and cleaned, or if all has been found, the canals should be medicated till pain is gone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection control: Teeth exist in an environment teeming with bacteria. These germs digest the sugars in our diet and excrete an acidic metabolic waste product that demineralizes the tooth. The process can progress to the point where the bacteria expose an organ in the tooth called the pulp. This results in an infection. The treatment of this infection is called root canal therapy and preserves the tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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