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The tooth next to a root canal is now loose. I think it may have been from the dam clip. Will it improve?

The tooth next to a root canal is now loose. I think it may have been from the dam clip. Will it improve?

Depends: Isolation of a tooth during root canal is commonly accomplished with a rubber dam. This is usually secured with a clamp on the tooth being treated. It is uncommon for it to effect the tooth adjacent to it. If the clamp was placed on the adjacent tooth being treated it is still uncommon for it to cause it to become loose. I suggest you return to your DDS to re-evaluated your problem. ...Read more

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Loose tooth post-root canal & crowning, how can this be remedied?

Loose tooth post-root canal & crowning, how can this be remedied?

Loose from?: If the crown is loose, intact and no caries, the crown might be able to be re-cemented. If the structure inside the crown is decayed or fractured, at least a new post and crown. If the tooth is unrestorable due to root fracture, periodontal breakdown, untreatable infection, etc. An extraction would be in order. This needs to be evaluated in person by a dentist who can discuss your options. ...Read more

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I had a root canal done 8 months ago on tooth 2 it has recently become loose with no pain. Dentist says xrays look good, so why is it loose?

I had a root canal done 8 months ago on tooth 2 it has recently become loose with no pain. Dentist says xrays look good, so why is it loose?

Can't guess: Your tooth should not feel loose, if it is and your current dentist can't tell, you may want to get a second opinion. We can not guess over the internet, unless we can see it and test it we can not advise you.
Good luck and hope it feels better. ...Read more

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I recently had a root canal, but am unable to afford the crown. How long do I have until I loose the tooth? My root canal was at the end of feb. I had a temporary filling, but my insurance ran out before I could pay for the crown.

I recently had a root canal, but am unable to afford the crown. How long do I have until I loose the tooth? My root canal was at the end of feb. I had a temporary filling, but my insurance ran out before I could pay for the crown.

That: That would depend on which tooth it was, the condition of the tooth itself, and your bite. A tooth that is in the front of the mouth that does not contact any teeth when you bite could last many years without a crown. A tooth in the back of the mouth like a molar that you bite against and had a large cavity and/or multiple fillings in it prior to having root can break in a few weeks. You need to see your dentist and talk to him or her about your situation. If the tooth is vulnerable, you may be able to have a temporary crown made to protect the tooth for several months until you can afford the permanent crown. ...Read more

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My crown has come loose on my front tooth, I went to an emergency dentist and he took X-ray of tooth. Says post is ok but could be root canal fracture?

My crown has come loose on my front tooth, I went to an emergency dentist and he took X-ray of tooth. Says post is ok but could be root canal fracture?

Not sure: What your question is. Yes there could be a tooth fracture which would require extraction in most cases. The question would then be how to replace it. Best solution usually would be a dental implant or fixed bridge depending on the dental conditions of the rest of your mouth. Hopefully you have the time to discuss all options with your regular dentist. ...Read more

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The dentist told me that I need a root canal or i'll loose both of the teeth, the hole is between 2 teeth an is very sensitive can I get filling?

The dentist told me that I need a root canal or i'll loose both of the teeth, the hole is between 2 teeth an is very sensitive can I get filling?

Trust, then proceed: Without actually being able to personally examine you and see x-rays of those teeth, no one over the internet can tell you what you should or shouldn't have done, and what would be the appropriate treatment or your options. Have your dentist explain to you what needs to be done and why. If you don't believe or trust him\her, find another dentist whom you do trust. ...Read more

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Hi, I had root canal rx started 6 days ago and temporary filling put in place. This was done on molar. Three teeth beside that still feel like they are loose and sensitive to touch. Gp prescribed antibiotics as infection suspected, but after 2 days still

Hi, I had root canal rx started 6 days ago and temporary filling put in place. This was done on molar. Three teeth beside that still feel like they are loose and sensitive to touch. Gp prescribed antibiotics as infection suspected, but after 2 days still

Yes: I think the answer to your questions is Yes the other teeth can still be loose and sensitive to the touch if the infection on the tooth of issue was extensive. The body also has it's own process of dealing with issues and this may be different from person to person. If you still have concerns just call and schedule with your current dentist to review the area and help ease your concerns ...Read more

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When does a tooth need a root canal?

When does a tooth need a root canal?

Many reasons: It could be many reasons.

you can consult a dentist and get x-rays.

some reasons why you need root canal:
1- infection
2- broken tooth.
3- exposed tooth nerve.

best way to tell is to get an exam and x-rays by dentist to evaluate ...Read more

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Would my tooth hurt after a root canal?

Would my tooth hurt after a root canal?

Maybe: There are many variables that affect postoperative pain. It would be advisable to return to the practitioner that provided the treatment for the best answer. If the pain is decreasing since the treatment it may be just a function of time until it subsides completely. If it is escalating there may be a problem. Give your DDS a call I'm sure they with have your best interest at heart. Good luck - ...Read more

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How to care for a tooth after root canal?

How to care for a tooth after root canal?

Like any other,: For the most part. Keep the gums healthy by brushing and flossing regularly. Teeth that have had root canal therapy are brittle and often need a crown, so discuss this treatment with your dentist. ...Read more

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Should I pull my tooth or get a root canal?

Should I pull my tooth or get a root canal?

SAVE the tooth: Although the final answer to this question is your needs/wants it is always best to save a functional tooth for eating purposes, for esthetics, and for your general health. ...Read more

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Had a root canal and crown tooth still hurts?

Had a root canal and crown tooth still hurts?

See the Dentist: The dentist needs to check for 3 general possibilities:
1) there is still infection at the end of the root where the root canal was done.
2) the crown is higher than the rest of the teeth and you are biting on this tooth first.
3) the root may be split. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have a root canal for front tooth?

Not if done right: There is no reason dentistry has to be painful. If your dentist actually cares about not hurting you! If he/she hurts you fins another dentist. ...Read more

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Why is an old root canal tooth still causing me pain?

Infection/fracture: It is possible to have an infection or fracture in the old root canal treated tooth but is usually does manifest as pain and swelling. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment options. ...Read more

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I keep losing a tooth or will this root canal save it?

RCT is recommended: Most people are not aware that root canal treatment is a viable alternative to tooth extraction. A root canal is actually a very important procedure that can save a natural tooth. Artificial teeth can limit your ability to chew certain foods necessary to maintaining a balanced diet and quality of life.. ...Read more

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What is a 'hot' nerve in a tooth that needs root canal?

Inflammed or infecte: Also may mean sensitivity to heat or cold, which is indicative of a possible root canal problem. ...Read more

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Half my post root canal tooth fell out. What should I do?

Half my post root canal tooth fell out. What should I do?

Call ur dentist: Not much you can do yourself. Tooth needs evaluation to see if can be restored. ...Read more

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When should a tooth; (post root canal) ever be extracted?

If Not healing: You should consider an extraction, if after a root canal, your tooth is not getting better and you have even more pain or more infection, or if your tooth breaks down and get more cavities that makes it impossible to repair, or if you don't take care of your tooth.
You should also extract the tooth if you get a gum infection around the tooth that is not treatable such as periodontal disease. ...Read more

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What do they put in your tooth when you get a root canal?

What do they put in your tooth when you get a root canal?

Gutta percha: During a root canal treatment, numerous solutions and medicaments are placed inside your tooth. Some aid in debriding the canals. Some to sterilize the canals. Some help prep and dry the canals. However, the most common filling material to seal and close the canals is gutta percha. There are several forms (putty, sticks, heated, etc) and techniques to perform this function. ...Read more

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What caused tiny hole in tooth after root canal procedure?

When happened.: Hole before root canal? From cavity
hole after, temporary filling fell out,
you need a core placed and a crown. ...Read more

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I had a root canal but my tooth still hurts, what can I do?

Be patient 7-10 days: During the root canal therapy a lot of collateral tissue (gums, nerves, muscles) damage is done. The pain is a symptom of the affected tissue inflammation. Over the counter medications (Aleeve, Tylenol) for a few days will ameliorate the pain. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration. ...Read more

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Will root canal affect or cause any problem on nearby tooth?

Will root canal affect or cause any problem on nearby tooth?

No, it will not.: If done properly a root canal will have no adverse effect on neighboring teeth. However, it you need a root canal and do not get it done, the resulting infection could damage neighboring teeth. Bottom line - if you need it get the root canal done. ...Read more

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How long can I wait after a root canal to have tooth crowned?

Ask dentist. .: Your dentist will advise you on that depending on what he found when did xray and after actual root canal done. Pertinent things relevant may be extent of infected root, abscess, extent of manipulation with dental tools, etc. In general, I would think at least a month. ...Read more

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Why is an old root canal tooth still bothering me? Help please?

Root canal pain: Sometimes there is not complete healing following a root canal. See the dentist who did the root canal or an endodontist (root canal specialist) to see if the tooth needs to be retreated. Sometimes an apicoectomy is indicated, which cleans out the area at the tip of the root. ...Read more

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What is this knot I have beside my tooth that had a root canal?

What is this knot I have beside my tooth that had a root canal?

See your dentist: The knot is also called fistula is a sign that there is a dental or gum infection and your body is draining it out. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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What is this knot I have beside my tooth that had a root canal?

What is this knot I have beside my tooth that had a root canal?

See your dentist: The knot is also called fistula is a sign that there is a dental or gum infection and your body is draining it out. See your dentist for evaluation if concerned. ...Read more

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Can I eat after my root canal and getting tooth fixed procedure?

Can I eat after my root canal and getting tooth fixed procedure?

Yes but Be careful: After root canal treatment your dentist may place a temporary or permanent restoration in the access. If a temporary has been placed, you need to be careful and try not to chew on the tooth, and if you do, make sure it is not a hard substance. The safest thing to do is to stay away from that side if you can, until you get a permanent restoration, or full coverage crown. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I should get a tooth crown after a root canal?

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Please tell me if I should get a tooth crown after a root canal?

Yes: It is definitely recommended for molars. You may be able to do without for front tooth (it still needs a permanent filling but not necessarily a crown). It depends on the force distribution and extend of decay. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more