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How Long Is A Root Canal Procedure
See dentist ASAP: The dentist will try to make you as comfortable as possible. If you feel that you have anxiety prior to the visit, the dentist can prescribe an oral sedative or nitrous oxide can be used. It is important to bring a driver for both of these suggestions. It is also relevant to state, that it is much more comfortable to treat a tooth that does not have a raging infection, see your dentist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Post root canal: You really need to have a permanent restoration as soon as possible after your root canal is completed. Prior to that you would have a temporary filling in your tooth. You could risk breaking the tooth or having it get contaminated. So please get it filled ASAP! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Damaged Nerve Tx: Irreversible nerve damage can only be treated by making an access hole into the tooth, removing the damaged tissue and sealing the canals (root canal) or by removing the tooth. Root canals are an invaluable tool allowing us to save teeth otherwise doomed to removal. ...Read moreSee 3 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
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
Unknown: I hope you mean that you have a permanent filling but no crown. A temporary filling will not last forever and a temporary filling will eventually dissolve and risk infection or tooth fracture. Molar teeth should have a crown, but front teeth may only need a permanent filling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can vary: Depends on the area as well as how the anesthesia was given..Cob be as less as 45 min to as long as 6 to 8 hours.Sometimes anesthesia is given as infiltration ...Sometimes as nerve block which can take longer..Especially for back molars..Also depends on location as well as course of the nerve.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It varies: The fee for a root canal procedure varies by provider, insurance, tooth location, severity, specialist vs general dentist. It could be as low as $600 or as high as$1800. Be sure to figure in the cost of exam and a restoration (filing or crown) afterwards. The best value is the one that lasts the longest, not the cheapest. .. And price and quality might be in opposition to each other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Discomfort goes from zero to substantial, although a lot of pain is rare. If you put your teeth together and it hurts, then see your dentist immediately to take the tooth down a little so that it is " out of occlusion.?. This will allow better , painless healing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: A crown is not always required after a root canal. After a root canal, a tooth becomes more brittle and more likely to break. A crown helps prevent the tooth from breaking. If you decide not to get a crown placed on the tooth then you are taking a chance of losing that tooth although you spent the time and money doing the root canal. Take your dentist's advise. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Times have changed : Root canals have changed in the past 10 yrs . People have gave root canals a bad reputation from all of the story's that your parents or grandparents may have told you or that you may have over heard. The procedure is very painless now with more technology that makes it quicker an much smoother then before. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had a tooth root fracture after root canal procedure. My dentist suggested root amputation. Is it my best option? What are the complications?
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
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