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Doctor insights on: How Can Root Canal Treatment Become Re Infected

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Can root canal treatment be painful?

Can root canal treatment be painful?

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 more

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What happens if we don't do root canal treatment in the age of 6, ?

What happens if we don't do root canal treatment in the age of 6, ?

See a pedodontist: Pedodontist is the pediatrician of dentistry. He/she has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. The "baby,” teeth is important for the child development, oral and general health. Get the best care possible. ...Read more

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I didn't have the advised root canal treatment and now experiencing a painful wobbly tooth. Is it too late to get it done?

I didn't have the advised root canal treatment and now experiencing a painful wobbly tooth. Is it too late to get it done?

Maybe: You might have split the tooth. If that is the case, then it cannot be restored and will need to be extracted. If the infection has worsened, this may have caused increased pain and looseness of the tooth. Should this be the case, then it may not be too late. See the specialist -- the endodontist. Good luck. Go today ! ...Read more

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What does "widening" mean in root canal treatment?

What does "widening" mean in root canal treatment?

Opens canal: The dentist widens the canal and cleans it, the widening allows a better fit for the root canal filling material. ...Read more

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Can there be an alternative to root canal treatment?

Can there be an alternative to root canal treatment?

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 more

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What are holistic root canal treatment and conventional?

What are holistic root canal treatment and conventional?

Nothing: The principals of root canal therapy are to clean and disinfect the canals and then fill the canal to seal them. Their are many techniques to accomplish both! after doing more than 20, 000 cases, i can tell you the term holistic means nothing. Some root sealing materials are thought to be safer, hence the term holistic. These materials are not around the bloodstream so i'm my opinion, not better! ...Read more

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I am going for a root canal treatment: how painful will it be?

I am going for a root canal treatment: how painful will it be?

It isn't: You should be completely numb with local anesthesia for the entire procedure. ...Read more

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What else can be done if a root canal treatment is ineffective?

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 more

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Does a root canal treatment need maintenance?

YES: If you have had a root canal you should assure that your dentist continues to monitor the tooth. Additionally, you may need a crown on that tooth. ...Read more

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Could cysts occur even after a root canal treatment?

Could cysts occur even after a root canal treatment?

RCT success: Rct is not 100% successful although the rate is high. Of the ones that fail, sometimes a cyst forms either prior to or after root canal therapy. Other cysts not associated with rct can occur as well. ...Read more

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