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I have to have a root canal on thursday. How long will the procedure take and how will the procedure work?

I have to have a root canal on thursday. How long will the procedure take and how will the procedure work?

Depends: It all depends where the tooth is in the mouth, how many roots it has, and if the canals are open and accessible. The rentist doing the treatment should explain the procedure to you and answer questions before starting treatment ...Read more

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What is success rate for root canal re-treatment on a premolar? How long does re-treat procedure usually take? Are antibiotics given & for how long?

What is success rate for root canal re-treatment on a premolar? How long does re-treat procedure usually take? Are antibiotics given & for how long?

75% - 80%: The root canal re-treatment is identical procedure to the original root canal treatment. The success rate for a root canal re-treatment runs at around 75% - 80%. The root canal re-treatment is usually performed by an endodontist. Find an endodontist in your area. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I have a severe toothache after a 4 root canal procedure on a mauler and if so, for how long?

Should I have a severe toothache after a 4 root canal procedure on a mauler and if so, for how long?

Root canal: It's possible to have post-op pain in a root canal, but usually this won't last more than a few days to a week. If it's been longer than this, go back to your dentist. ...Read more

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Is root canal worse than getting a tattoo? During and post procedure? And how long does a rct last?

Is root canal worse than getting a tattoo?  During and post procedure? And how long does a rct last?

Not even close!: The only time a root canal is "bad" is when the treatment is delayed and the tooth becomes infected/abscessed. So don't wait. Otherwise, root canal therapy is no worse than a "filling" procedure. Couple of injections for numbing, maybe a third if already infected and"hot." tattoo is thousands of injections! ouch! ...Read more

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What are any known longer term health risks associated with either a root canal or implant procedure that I should consider before choosing one or the other?

What are any known longer term health risks associated with either a root canal or implant procedure that I should consider before choosing one or the other?

Local Infection: A failing root canal or dental implant can cause a localized infection. I am unaware of any systemic health risks associated with these procedures. If the localized infection cannot be managed and cured, the tooth or implant would need removal. ...Read more

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How long does a root canal take?

How long does a root canal take?

From 1 to 2.5 hours: Depends on the tooth's location, how many roots it has, if there is draining infection coming out of the tooth. It may possibly have to be done in two separate appointments.. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does a root canal take to do ?

How long does a root canal take to do ?

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 more

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I'm wondering how long does a root canal take?

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 more

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I had my tooth done with root canal procedures last 2007. Is it true that it should be pulled off after 10 years? How long does a root canal last?

I had my tooth done with root canal procedures last 2007. Is it true that it should be pulled off after 10 years? How long does a root canal last?

No time limit: Correctly treated and appropriately restored, a root canal treated tooth could last a lifetime. There are other factors like regular visits to your dentist, oral hygiene, etc... That all lay a roll, but it should last longer than 10 years if you and your dentist follow conventional routine. ...Read more

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After pulpotomy of a tooth is performed, how long does a root canal take?

1-3 visits: Most root canals can be done in a single visit (pulpotomy and root canal filling). However, sometimes due to infection or advanced anatomy, it may take multiple visits (1-3). ...Read more

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How long should a root canal take?

How long should a root canal take?

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 more

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How long does it take to recover from a root canal?

Varies: Some patients are fine the same day and others it can take some time. Depends on the complexity of the root canal, the experience of the dentist, whether an infection was present and the patients tolerance level. ...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 painful is a root canal and how long does it take to heal?

How painful is a root canal and how long does it take to heal?

RCT Pain: In the vast majority of cases there is no pain during root canal therapy as you will be given a local anesthetic to completely numb the area. Most of my patients experience little or no discomfort following rct although occasionally there is mild to moderate discomfort, especially to biting pressure, for a day or two at most and is easily handled with mild to moderate otc pain medication. ...Read more

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Pain in my tooth after root canal, will it stop eventually? How long will it take?

Pain in my tooth after root canal, will it stop eventually? How long will it take?

Yes: It is normal to have some resedual pain and the area maybe sore when you are chewing. All of the discomfort should go away soon. It is not the same for everyone. For some people the healing is quick maybe a couple of days and for others it could be a couple of weeks . If your discomfort remains call your dentist. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does it take to have a root canal done on an upper left tooth?

Depends: Depending on the complexity and number of canals, it can range from 30 minutes for one canal to 60 minutes for 4 canals. Retreatment usually takes longer. Talk to your dentist during your consultation. ...Read more

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Can i take amoxicillan with half a root canal. how long will the antibiodic stay in my system once finished?

Can i take amoxicillan with half a root canal. how long will the antibiodic stay in my system once finished?

Amoxicillin: I am not sure what Half a root canal is? If you have an infected tooth that required antibiotic coverage, the entire root canal needs to be cleaned out to remove the source of the infection. Otherwise an antibiotic, like Amoxicillin, would only relieve possible swelling, but would not cure the infection. Only a completely done root canal would address the removal of the cause.. ...Read more

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I might be getting a root canal so I have a few questions. Does a root canal hurt and does it make the tooth fall/break?How long does it take?Thanks:)

I might be getting a root canal so I have a few questions. Does a root canal hurt and does it make the tooth fall/break?How long does it take?Thanks:)

Depends: Often, a front tooth single canal is performed in about 1 hour or less & a premolar or molar will take longer, because they have more canals(2, 3 or more) in these teeth to seal. Usually a root canal gets you "out of pain" but you may have some discomfort. Yes, root canal treated teeth are more brittle than non-treated teeth, so you may need a crown & will need to be careful eating on that tooth. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my dentist to re-cement the root canal cap?

How long will it take for my dentist to re-cement the root canal cap?

Not very long: If your crown is in good shape then it takes only a very short amount of time for your dentist to clean out the crown and recement it. Your dentist will evaluate the crown and make certain that there are no problems with it before cementing it. If there is decay in the tooth or the tooth is broken then you may need a new crown. You dentist will let you know. ...Read more

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