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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 painful is a root canal?

How painful is a root canal?

Can be painless : If proper local dental anesthesia is applied root canal treatment can be painless . The presence of infection or inflammation can result in lack of proper numbness. Antibiotic therapy prior to the treatment will help. ...Read more

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How painful is a root canal?

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 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 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 is too long for a root canal to be filled. ?

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 more

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What is a root canal and how is it performed ?

What is a root canal and how is it performed ?

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

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 is it normal for an uncrowned root canal last for?

How long is it normal for an uncrowned root canal last for?

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 more

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Root canal local anesthesia how long does it last?

Root canal local anesthesia how long does it last?

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 more

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How does the root canal procedure work?

Nerve is removed: The canal or canals inside the root are accessed and the nerve artery and vein are removed and the canalis cleaned out, enlarged and sealed usually with a rubberlike material. ...Read more

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How much can a root canal usually cost?

How much can a root canal usually cost?

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 more

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How long is the pain supposed to last after a root canal?

How long is the pain supposed to last after a root canal?

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 more

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Is a crown always required after root canal treatment?

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 more

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How painful is getting a root canal?

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 more

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What is analgesia and how is it used during a root canal?

What is analgesia and how is it used during a root canal?

None during RCT: Analgesia is not trypically used during rct, as the procedure is done under local anesthesia. Your dentist may prescribe nsaids after the procedure if necessary. ...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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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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