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How Long Does A Root Canal Take
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 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
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 2 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
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
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