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How Long After Root Canal Should Pain Continue
Few days....: 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 1 more doctor answer
Immediatelyl: Generally, if everything went well with the root canal therapy it would be a good idea to start immediately with the fabrication of a crown. Only when the prognosis might be guarded due to a number of reasons, would it be wise to make sure the rct is successful prior to making a crown for the tooth (just in case the rct fails). Discuss this with your own dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Run and get a crown!: The longer you wait, the greater the chance your tooth will become reinfected. Bacteria from your saliva will leak into the root canal space and cause the root canal to fail. You will loose your tooth or have to re treat the root canal and pay for it all over again! just because it doen't hurt does not mean you can ignore it. It is top priority if you want to save the tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after root canal will I have major pain? I read that I can still have lots of pain after, so thinking I should just have it pulled. Confused.
Varies : Root canal post operative pain can vary widely. Most of my patients have little or no pain under they bite down on the tooth for the 1st few days. However if he tooh has a virulent infection or difficult anatomy it can be one of the teeth you've heard about. If the tooth has good bone support and the decay is not to close to bone it is usually better to save tooth. ...Read more
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
How long after root canal infection will jaw bone build back up? Had retreat, xrays showed some bone gone due to bacteria. Dentist:it will grow back.
Depends: Root canal treatment is the process used to eradicate an infection. The virulence of the bacteria as well as the complexity of the anatomy influence the speed of the process. Allow the doctor to use as much or as little time he or she feel the process should take. You will benefit in the end. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: During root canal treatment, the dentist needs enough time to open the tooth, enter the pulp chamber and root canals, clean the debris out of these areas, enlarge, sterilize and fill the root canals. This may take from 1-3 hours and from 1-3 visits (if there are no complications). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1-2 or >appointments: Root canal therapy often takes 1-2 or more appointments to complete. Always follow your doctors directions. If a root canal has only been started, return as he instructs to help ensure a successful outcome, usually within a 4 week period. Take care and be patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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