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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

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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 doesnt 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.?.

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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