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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?

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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Should I have a severe toothache after a 4 root canal procedure on a mauler and if so, for how long?

Should I have a severe toothache after a 4 root canal procedure on a mauler and if so, for how long?

Root canal: It's possible to have post-op pain in a root canal, but usually this won't last more than a few days to a week. If it's been longer than this, go back to your dentist. ...Read more

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Is root canal worse than getting a tattoo? During and post procedure? And how long does a rct last?

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 more

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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?

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?

Local Infection: A failing root canal or dental implant can cause a localized infection. I am unaware of any systemic health risks associated with these procedures. If the localized infection cannot be managed and cured, the tooth or implant would need removal. ...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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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?

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

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After I took a root canal procedures on some of my dental filled teeth, I changed all my other teeth dental fillings. How long a dental fillings last?

After I took a root canal procedures on some of my dental filled teeth, I changed all my other teeth dental fillings. How long a dental fillings last?

Depends on material: Not all fillings materials are created equal and the lifespan of a restoration also depends in a patient's oral hygiene, where in the mouth the restored tooth is located and professional care. So not a straight forward answer! That being said, on average, I'd expect a filling to last 10 to 25 years. The more specific details you can provide, the more precise an answer I can provide! ...Read more

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How badly wills a root canal procedure hurt?

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How badly wills a root canal procedure hurt?

Not much: Don't believe what other people tell you. I have so many patients that tell me after i had performed the procedures that they have absolutely no pain. Make sure you find someone that can work with your pain tolerance and are sensitive to your need. For patients that are extremely anxious I use oral sedation as an adjunct. Talk to your dentist and obtain a referral to an endodontist if warranted. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during a root canal procedure?

Pulp removal: Root canal treatment is the removal of the tissues inside the tooth including the nerve, and blood vessels (called the pulp) from the tooth and filling the space where the pulp was with a special filling material. The procedure usually followed by a preparation for a crown. ...Read more

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Is carbocaine used for a root canal procedure?

Is carbocaine used for a  root canal procedure?

Yes: Carbocaine is designed for those individuals with Epinephrine sensitivity. Someone who has cardiac disease or sensitivity to Epinephrine will need Carbocaine for any dental work. It is usually sufficient for root canal treatment. The one downside is that is wears off quickly and is slightly less potent due to the lack of epinephrine. ...Read more

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