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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