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How Long Does A Root Canal Procedure Take
I have to have a root canal on thursday. How long will the procedure take and how will the procedure work?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I have a severe toothache after a 4 root canal procedure on a mauler and if so, for how long?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
I'm scheduled to have a root canal. I'm NOT having any pain right now except when chewing. Should I take ibuprofen before the root canal procedure?
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 5 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
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
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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