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Loose Root Canal Tooth
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
I have a tooth in the back that is a root canal procedure and never done anything, and now that tooth is a little loose. What now? Please help
Tooth: You will most likely need to get the tooth pulled - You need to see a dentist especially if pain and swelling around the gum ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: Yes, that is the goal - to be able to use it. ...Read more
Call ur dentist: Not much you can do yourself. Tooth needs evaluation to see if can be restored. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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