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How Long Does 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 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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