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How Do You Know If You Need A Rooot Canal
Depth of damage: Root canals are fillings. When damage/decay/fracture/bacteria find access into the pulp chamber system inside a tooth, a root canal filling becomes an option. A filling, crown, or partial crown (inlay-onlay) usually works for damaged teeth that do not have pulpal involvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: If you have pain on a daily basis, the pain prevents you from doing things you would ordinarily do. If you have tried or oral anti-inflammatories and injections with cortizone (hydrocortisone) and they have not helped. You should also have x-rays that show advanced degenerative joint disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemorrhoids: The treatment of hemorrhoids include putting your bottom in warm water 2 or 3 times a day, rectal suppositories such anusol or preparation H, and high fiber diet which softens the feces and prevents constipation. If the hemorrhoids do not respond to local therapy and diet and especially if they are very painful, protruding from your anus and bleeding surgery should be contemplated ...Read more
Overbite: In layman's terms, an "overbite" typically refers to the upper front teeth sticking out horizontally, further than the lower front teeth. An orthodontist defines an "overbite" as the vertical overlap of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth. They are very different situations unfortunately with the same name. It's best to have an exam with an orthodontist to determine the problem. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Simple answer : Typically cavities are not going to be able to be detected without going to a dentist. Most cavities are asymtomatic and won't cause pain until they get large. Brown staining on your teeth may be an indication of a cavity but it's not always the case. Even your dentist would need x-rays to see cavities between the teeth, they aren't seen with the naked eye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get it taken care of: See a dentist for care. You will either need it removed or need root canal and crown. You may also need the abcess drained. You do need antibiotics in any case and would likely be given some pain meds as well. It will take a couple days for it to do better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptoms or X-ray: Tooth pain can be from the live nerve inside a tooth or an abscess outside the tooth. Nerve pain is usually sharp and triggered by cold, hot, sweet or a crack. It is usually difficult to feel which tooth is the cause and can even refer to the other jaw. An abscess hurts when you bite, or push on the gum near tip of the root. It is usually easy to locate. Sometimes no pain if it self drained. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bulge or lump.: A hernia will manifest itself as a bulge, most commonly in the groin or belly button region. The bulge may be tender, is often reducible (either spontaneously or with direct pressure), and may be as small as a grape or as large as cantaloupe. In general, no bulge, no hernia. A simple exam by your doctor should confirm your suspicion. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You don't: You don't need a colon cleanser! if your colon is damaged or sick, this needs to be treated. Otherwise, there is nothing to cleanse your colon from. I've been present at colonoscopies and believe me there are no deposits in the colon that colon cleanse sales people claim to remove with their products! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you know if you have a vaginal infection and what can you do to make it better without going to a doctor?
Yeast infection?: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication (like miconazole) if you have these symptoms. If the symptoms persist after this treatment, or if you are experiencing any pain, it should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more
TROUBLE !!!!!!!!!!!: If you have been advised that you need root canal therapy on one of your teeth, you have 3 options: 1-have it done and save the tooth; 2- have the tooth extracted or 3- do nothing, in which case the tooth will eventually cause you either excruciating pain and\or will become infected causing severe swelling, destroying bone and possibly spreading to other parts of your body. That can kill you. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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