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My temp unfinished root canal filling came out? Can I wait till visit?

My temp unfinished root canal filling came out? Can I wait till visit?

No...: Call dentist. Too much food and bacteria can be packed into the tooth and cause a much bigger problem than u started with. ...Read more

Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more


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Can you perform root canal filling in a multi-visit procedure without use of local anesthesia?

Can you perform root canal filling in a multi-visit procedure without use of local anesthesia?

Sometimes: Although there is no nerve left in the tooth a rubber dam is placed with a clamp on the tooth and a local anesthetic ensures that the clamp doesn't cause any discomfort. ...Read more

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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.? .

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.? .

Possibly: 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

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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?

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?

Be seen ASAP: If the root canal is exposed to saliva, studies have shown it only takes 24 hours for the seal to be lost and possible reinfection to occur. Go see your dentist asap to make sure the root canal is protected. ...Read more

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My temp filling after a root canal fell out a year ago, now in extreme pain. Please help?

My temp filling after a root canal fell out a year ago, now in extreme pain. Please help?

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

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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?

Possibly: 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

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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?

No: Will not harm you, but exposing the inside of the tooth to oral bacteria can harm the tooth. Call your Dentist to schedule to reveal the tooth and to begin the restoration process. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Residual Inflammation: Throbbing and continued pain after root canal treatment may be a sign of complications. See your dentist; if there are signs of infection antibiotics and anti-inflammatory will be prescribed. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Antibiotics: If you need antibiotics, you are infected, and if infected, you need root canal therapy. BTW, antibiotics are not painkillers... have your dentist test the tooth for vitality. Either the nerve is still vital or it's not. ...Read more

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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?

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: Antibiotics are rarely required and should only be used as an adjunct to dental treatment for infection since they may complicate further outcome. Take the NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) to control pain and see a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Should a root canal hurt more than a filling?

Very similar: As a patient in the chair would hear me say, the root canal procedure is very much like a long filling appointment from the patients perspective. ...Read more

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What can I do to know I need a root canal vs. A filling?

What can I do to know I need a root canal vs. A filling?

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

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What's the difference between a root canal and a filling?

What's the difference between a root canal and a filling?

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

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How do a root canal and getting a filling differ in terms of pain?

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

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How to know when do you need a filling and when do you need a root canal?

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

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What is the difference with regards to pain between a root canal and a filling?

What is the difference with regards to pain between a root canal and a filling?

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

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Please tell me if I should have a crown or a filling after having a root canal?

Filling and crown: You need a filling to fill in the tooth and then get a crown to further protect the tooth and make it stronger. ...Read more

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The filling from my root canal came out while I was eating. Could this be serious?

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

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Temporary filling fell out after root canal, what can I do?

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

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How to decide betweeb composite filling instead of root canal?

Treatment decisions: The answer to your question is best addressed by your dentist. It's a case by case situation. Root canal therapy is performed only when needed. ...Read more

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When does a cavity become irreparable (via filling or root canal)?

Decay: When the decay is too close to the nerve that the nerve can not repair or is exposed or if there is not enough tooth structure about the gum left to build it up. ...Read more

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Extra root canal filling inside the sinus sever pain and swilling?

Infection: Sounds like you have infection or your mouth and or sinuses. If so you may need procedure, drain a dental abscess, or treat the problem. You start with one of us on healthtap, or call your dentist or doctor. ...Read more

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When you have a cavity, do you have to do a filling or a root canal?

When you have a cavity, do you have to do a filling or a root canal?

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

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Temporary filling fell out after root canal and is causing pain. Why is there pain?

See your dentist: This may be part of the normal healing process. Have the dentist take a look at the tooth. ...Read more