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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 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?

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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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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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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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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How bad does a root canal hurt and for how long?

How bad does a root canal hurt and for how long?

Root canal pain: Most root canal treatment does not hurt at all. If there is pain after a root canal you should call the treating dentist. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does a crown last after a root canal?

Average 5-10 years: There are multiple factors that determine how long a crown lasts. These factors include: the patient's oral health maintenance, diet, clenching or grinding, and how much of the original tooth was left to restore. ...Read more

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How long does a jaw bone infection after root canal take to heal?

How long does a jaw bone infection after root canal take to heal?

Infection dependent: This depends on the size of the infection, the amount of time it has been present, the success of the root canal and the proper antibiotic used. Typically a week, give or take. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take a nerve to die after a pulpotomy?

How long does it normally take a nerve to die after a pulpotomy?

Hard to say: At least for baby teeth, the goal of a pulpotomy is to remove coronal damaged pulp tissue and for the remaining tissue in the roots to actually stay alive. If the remaining tissue does die, the pulpotomy has failed (a fairly common occurrence) and either removal of the remaining dead tissue is necessary (root canal therapy) or removal of the whole tooth (extraction) is appropriate, depending .. ...Read more

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

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 does a tooth extraction take?

How long does a tooth extraction take?

Thanks for asking!: Most extractions take 3-5 minutes per tooth. Of course not all extractions are the same and many multi-rooted or root canal treated teeth will take longer due to their level of difficulty and need for surgical removal. ...Read more

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How long does a gingivectomy take to complete?

How long does a gingivectomy take to complete?

Depends...: Is the procedure being performed for improving aesthetics, for reduction of overgrown gum tissue or to allow the dentist to restore your tooth/teeth more precisely? Also, will it be performed conventionally (scalpel) or by use of a dental laser? Laser work can be performed often in less than 30 minutes and has faster healing and is often less uncomfortable healing than conventional treatment. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a root canal hurt after?

On average, how long will a root canal hurt after?

Many factors: That is a very broad question & not easily answered. It depends upon many factors some of which are: whether the nerve is alive\dead\infected? The ability and experience of the dentist, your own pain threshold, your eating habits, & how well you respond to pain medication. I usually tell my patients, "10% chance no pain at all, 80% chance mild discomfort, especially to pressure, 10% pain 1st day. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bruised tooth nerve to heal?

weeks to months: A few weeks to a few months. After that, you need to be thinking it is not going to get better by itself. If so it would need a root canal. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tooth abscess to develop?

How long does it take for a tooth abscess to develop?

It varies: A dental abscess can develop very rapidly but in other cases may take days to weeks to even years before an abscess is noticed. Regular dental exams are needed to prevent problems. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the root of a tooth to die from abscess?

How long does it take for the root of a tooth to die from abscess?

See a dentists: The sooner you treat the infection the better the prognosis and the healing of the tooth. A tooth that is infected is either slowly dying or already dead. Go see a dentist asap. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long will a root canal last without a crown?

Various: You are taking a risk. If the tooth brakes, then you will need to get extraction. its a risk you don't want to take. the tooth becomes week after root canal. You need to get an exam and x-ray to see what is the best option for you. you can also send me your x-rays for a second opinion http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...Read more

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How long does a temporary crown last after a root canal?

How long does a temporary crown last after a root canal?

Not very long: It is very important to get the permanent crown on a root canal treated tooth as soon as you can. These teeth are very susceptible to breaking down and need the coverage to provide strength. You don't want your investment of time and money in the root canal to be wasted. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get a normal tooth cavity filling?

About an hour: It depends on the size and location of the filling to be done. Some take as little as 10-15 minutes, others about an hour. Ask your dentist how long he or she expects the apointment to take. ...Read more

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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 ?

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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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?

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?

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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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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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?

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

Root canal: The time it takes to do a root canal depends on the tooth itself. This includes the curve of the root, the member or canals, the size and shape of the canals. The results are dependent on the cleaning and shaping of the canals not on the speed of the dentist. Root canals, especially the molars can take quite some time. ...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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When the cause of a root canal infection is solved, does bone regrow at/near root tip in the space that the infection laid in? How long may it take?

When the cause of a root canal infection is solved, does bone regrow at/near root tip in the space that the infection laid in? How long may it take?

Root canal healing: When a root canal has been completed and the canals are sealed to remove the source of nutrients for the bacteria, studies have shown that regeneration of bone at the apex of the tooth occurs and 71% of the lesions in the bone have complete resolution within one year on average. While some lesions do not heal on their own, surgical intervention can usually resolve this problem. ...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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It hurts a lot from my gum/tooth infection so I have to have a root canal. It is still hurting just as much so how long do they take to work?

Root canals: Completed on a painful tooth almost always improve acute symptoms immediately. Depending on the amount of inflammation and infection that infiltrated into the tissues surrounding the tooth, symptoms can continue to aggravate u after the root canal. Medications are prescribed to fight this issue. There are many possibilities. If its been more than 5 days, return to your doctor. ...Read more

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