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My Temp Unfinished Root Canal Filling Came Out Can I Wait Till Visit
Root canal half done, have a temp filling. Cant afford 2nd visit. Can I extract tooth if root canal incomplete? Can I get denture for bottom front tooth?
I'm having a root canal retreatment done, second appointment is on Mon. Top of temp. Filling fell out tonight, Can I wait until next app.? .
If only a part of the temporary came out, there is still a seal and no problem.
If you taste medication, then call your dentist and get it replaced. ...Read more
I had a root canal a week ago and the temp filling has fallen out. The tooth was already broken. Am I ok to wait 2 days to see my dentist?
Need examination: Either you got a mild infection that can be treated and the tooth restored, or a massive infection that leads to rct failed and subsequent extraction. ...Read more
I had a root canal and got a temp filling. Filling is falling out in chunks and my appointment for permanent filling is in a week will it be ok?
It really depends if the remaining temp filling is enough to seal the opening. If you have a bad taste, then the seal is inadequet. Most of the time the temp is thick enough so losing some doesn't matter.
But my advice is to call your dentist and get that opinion for your particular situation. ...Read more
I had a root canal and my temporary filling is crumbling. OTC temp filling didn't stick. Am I in danger of infection?
See DDS: See dentist ASAP to avoid possible tooth fracture. ...Read more
Hello Dr. I had a root canal done on Tuesday and some of the temp filling came out and I was exposed to some of the copalite varnish. Will it harm me?
Just had a root canal done, when done he put a temp filling in said that the cavity was bigger then he thought, 5pm, 11pm its throbbing so bad normal?
Temp filling after root canal damaged? Have seen dentist. Crown scheduled later this week. Is there a great risk for another infection before?
Probably Not: The purpose of the temporary filling after root canal treatment is to prevent the influx of bacteria from your mouth. If you damaged the temporary but the dentist checked it and did not feel it necessary to immediately replace it you probably didn't cause any damage. Replace the temporary with the crown anytime after the initial inflammation passes but not longer than 30 days. See your DDS. ...Read more
My dentist told me that tooth #18 needs a root canal;she put temp fillings on; Is it possible to get Invisalign without doing anything to that tooth?
No: No reputable Orthodontic Specialist will treat you unless and until all infections are brought under control first. Untreated infected tooth can damage adjacent test, bone, gums, can cause damage to other organ systems, and can even be life threatening. Please have any and all infections eliminated before starting tooth movement. ...Read more
I had my first appt for a root canal 2 weeks ago and I have a temp filling until my next appt later this week. One day after getting temp filling my throat, lymph glands in neck swelled up and tongue was extremely sensitive sorr and white looking. I took
Temporary filling very close to nerve starts hurting months later - should you wait to see if antibiotics cure the pain or go ahead with root canal?
Getting root canal retreatment on an abscessed tooth. Part of the temporary filling fell off today. Should I see a dentist soon or wait till monday?
Any symptoms?: If not, wait until Monday. The rest of the temp should be sufficient. ...Read more
Have metronidazole for an abscess 400mg 3x over 5 days. The swelling has reduced on 6th pill. Tooth has root canal, filling came out. Drainage needed?
See a dentist ASAP: Dental caries is the most prevalent chronic disease in the world. If cavities aren't treated with fillings, they can lead to root canals, severe toothache, infection and tooth loss. Although cavities can be fixed by the dentist the prevention of cavities is the best strategy for your oral health. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Depth into tooth: A filling denotes a procedure where decayed tooth structure is removed and the space is then filled with a composite or amalgam. As long as the damage does not extend past- both the outer enamel and inner dentin- you are fine. Once the pulp tissue has been damged, it (nerve tissue) needs to be removed. Hence, the need for a root canal filling, as opposed to merely a tooth filling. ...Read more
Pain: Root canal therapy and getting a filling are both usually pain free for the procedure. Afterwards, you have a greater risk of some discomfort with root canal therapy. Having said that, most patients tell be that had no pain (or slight discomfort for the first day) following root canal therapy. ...Read more
Depth of damage: Root canals are fillings. When damage/decay/fracture/bacteria find access into the pulp chamber system inside a tooth, a root canal filling becomes an option. A filling, crown, or partial crown (inlay-onlay) usually works for damaged teeth that do not have pulpal involvement. ...Read more
Tooth pain: The difference in pain between a tooth needing a root canal or a needing a filling is not always clear cut. Often times a tooth that has pain with cold and hot stimulation and lingers, requires root canal treatment. Sometimes a tooth may need a root canal but presents with no pain. Visit an endodontist or dentist for an evaluation and any indicated x-rays. ...Read more
Either: Either the filling broke and the pieces fell out, or the tooth has decayed away from around the filling, allowing it to fall out. Please see your dentist now to resolve this issue before this small problem becomes a big one. ...Read more
Temp filling: Some drug stores sell over the counter temporary fillings that you can try. Since the root canal seal is far below the surface of the tooth, there is little danger of infecting the tooth from the lost filling assuming you have an appointment in the near future to restore the tooth permanently. ...Read more
See a dentist: Dental caries is the most prevalent chronic disease in the world. If cavities aren't treated with fillings, they can lead to root canals, severe toothache, infection and tooth loss. Although cavities can be fixed by the dentist the prevention of cavities is the best strategy for your oral health. See a dentist for examination and x-rays. ...Read more
See your dentist: This may be part of the normal healing process. Have the dentist take a look at the tooth. ...Read more
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