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Pain After Root Canal Cracked Tooth
Is it possible to keep my cracked-tooth intact with my gum without removing or doing root canal by taking sincere care?
Extent of crack: A cracked tooth will be evaluated to see if it it is limited to only the crown, or if it extends vertically into the root of the tooth. They can sometimes be very tricky to detect and treat. Be sure to ask the dentist about all the options, if the extent of the crack is clear, and how confident they are about the recommended treatment if they want to save the tooth. ...Read more
Does letting a cracked tooth go too long always end up with a root canal? I've had a cracked tooth for a while now, but didn't go to the dentist because I didn't have insurance and wouldn't have been able to afford the cost. Now it kind of hurts a little.
No: Not always. But the longer you wait the higher the probability. ...Read more
Have swelling very low on gum between cheek & jaw, dentist said cracked tooth, did step 1 of root canal, still some pain & swelling still there, why?
Infection: You didn't tell us how long ago procedure was done. Treatment will take time to be fully effective. Sometimes when tooth is cracked even root canal treatment can't save it. Call your Dentist and report your symptoms. If they don't recede, extraction or referral to an Endodontists (root canal specialist) may be indicated. ...Read more
My mother has a cracked tooth at the nerve and needs 2 root canals she's in pain got no meds is there any home remedies for a tooth ache?
Toothache remedies: There is nothing you can do except get to a dentist for help ASAP. Until you see your dentist you can take temporary pain relievers. Alternate NSAID (Advil) with Tylenol (acetaminophen) for moderate to severe pain. Do not place an aspirin in the painful area on the gum. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Had a crown for a cracked tooth, now dentist says I need a root canal. I am 8 weeks pregnant. Will see my Ob next week but is this safe in pregnancy?
Have cad stent lad. Cracked tooth need rootcanal infected tooth. Need to wait due to cost. Dangerous for heart? Is procedure dangerous? On 81mg asp.
See a dentist ASAP: The tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. The maximum ibuprofen dose for adults is 800 mg per dose or 3200 mg per day. See a dentist ASAP for assessment and treatment options.. ...Read more
Cracked tooth: Treatment for a cracked, broken or chipped tooth will depend on how severely it is damaged. Your options are: filling, crown or tooth extraction and implant. After consultation with your dentist comparing the basics it is easy to decide what treatment best for your needs. ...Read more
I heard this crack from my tooth that I had a root canal on 4 yrs ago. Will I have to get it pulled out or even extractions on it?
Examination: Your dentist can check to see if there is a crack using various methods. They are sometimes difficult to detect. ...Read more
Will I have to get a root canal? My tooth was hurting bad last night and it's one of my back teeth on the upper left side. It's cracked too.
See a dentist:
I can't tell you if you need a root canal to save your tooth or if it is too badly broken to treat it. If you can save your tooth with a root canal then get it. Root canals are not as bad or as scary as all the stories that you have heard.
At you age it is important to get the est treatment and keep your teeth. Seea dentist asap. Good luck. ...Read more
When I recently had a root canal on my bottom second to the last tooth on the right side, I was told I had a large crack in the tooth ad that the root canal may or may nit "work". Over two weeks went bye and I was still in constant high pain even while t
Go back 4 followup: Pain in the tooth should have been resolved by now. However if you are still in pain most likely the tooth is fractured or still infected. I would strongly advise you to go back for followup. Dr mike. ...Read more
I've got to get a root canal cause my tooth is cracked, but I been following up on the internet that a root canal can cause cancer. What do I do?
Junk: You need to be more discerning. The scare over formylcresol is a misapplication of Petri dish junk science. The disinformation artistry and links to big money quackery are obvious. Research piranhas at the NIH get root canals. Go get your tooth fixed and forgive my bluntness. ...Read more
Is it normal to file down a tooth that was causing pain from a crack in the crown over a 3 year old root canal? I had a crack in a crown over a 3 yr old root canal and pain was coming from this crack and my dentist said it needed to be filed down which ca
Your dentist filed down your tooth to take it out of occlusion, in this way it would not be hitting the opposite tooth, which would cause you pain. The filing down of the tooth did not cause the abscess... The fracture which allowed food and bacteria under the gumline did.
What was discussed with your dentist? Is the tooth restorable, or does it need to be extracted? Did he/she give you another appointment to extract it, or did they refer you to an oral surgeon? Were you given antibiotics for your infection?
Only your dentist knows for sure what the prognosis is of this particular tooth. He may be planning to remove the fractured piece and restore the rest of the tooth with a crown, or he may feel the tooth is unrestorable and needs to be extracted. These are things that should be discussed with your dentist. ...Read more
Had root canal done. Now part of tooth is still painful. Endodontist says maybe a crack. Dentist wants to save tooth should I have it pulled?
Wants and needs: What want to do and what we need to do may be different. If the tooth is cracked, it may be hopeless. Only the practitioners who are treating you can make the final call. I would not invest more time or money into restoring that tooth unless you are pain free. Implants may be an option. ...Read more
My temporary crown cracked off (lower back). I can't get to dentist for a few days, any harm in having it uncovered? It was a root canal tooth.
Probably not, but: Crowns are recommended to help prevent the treated tooth from cracking. Without the temp crown on, your tooth may be more vulnerable than it was before. Be careful and do not chew on it. Because it has has a root canal, you should not have any temperature sensitivity. You might impact food or debris around it, so brush and floss as normal. If there is a temp filling missing, go in right away. ...Read more
The dentist says I have a small crack in a tooth which is causing sensitivity to cold. Should I see an endodontist? The dentist said I might need a root canal or I might need a cap; but it is not clear to me how this is to be determined. I worry that th
See the endodontist: A crack can only get worse. Sometimes we will do a provisional (temporary) crown to see if this will help. If so, then that is the answer and we proceed with the final crown. If it doesn't help, then more than the crack is causing the pain. If you get the root canal treatment, you must get the crown soon after to protect the tooth. Have the endodontist check with microscope to see where crack goes. ...Read more
I had a cracked molar that was repaired w/a root canal & crown dentist said I may always have tenderness on that tooth after biting&i amIs this valid?
Guarded prognosis: Treatment of cracked tooth syndrome is not always successful and the prognosis is always guarded. Your dentist should inform you about the prognosis and treatment outcomes. ...Read more
Are there any general hints you may need root canal or extraction? Teeth aren't cracked yet but turning yellowish grey and minor crack. Going on mon.
Don't try: Don't try to guess what treatment would be indicated or needed. You'll find out soon enough once your dentist takes some x-rays and clinically examines your tooth. ...Read more
My one teeth was crack & half broken 3 yrs ago because of cavity. Root canal treatment done on that teeth. But now pulse is rising out from that teeth?
Please see below: Please see the dentist who did rct. ...Read more
I had root canal treatment to one of my teeth and the dentist place a temporary filling. However I saw that the teeth cracked. Is it possible to save?
Where: Where is the crack. Depends on its length and location. See your Dentist. Evaluation/treatment by an Endodontist may be in order. ...Read more
Cracked Tooth: The best course of action at this juncture would be to be evaluated by a dental professional. Early treatment is always best. Good luck! ...Read more
No: A pain killer will not repair a fracture and possible underlying cavity (infection). There's no gel, ointment, herb, salve, paste, or other OTC that will fix a broken tooth. You need professional help fast. Please see a Dentist for the appropriate treatment before the crack becomes irreparable. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Yes, and we do that all the time. However, that area of the tooth takes a lot of stress, and unless you are very careful, it is likely to break again. When that happens can be days, weeks, months, years or never. It would help to know the reason it broke, and that would determine the best way to restore the tooth, namely bonding, laminate or a crown. Discuss options with your own dentist. ...Read more
Pain with biting: Cracked tooth syndrome is the name we give any tooth that hurts when you bit on it and regularly does this. It does have to be diagnosed to make sure no other reason is causing pain. Cts can be with a tooth that has a large filling, small filling and even no filling. Know that when it hurts to bite down or eat on that tooth you may be the proud owner of a tooth that will only get worse. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the angle of the x-ray and the projection of your tooth relative to the x-ray. ...Read more
Crack Tooth Syndrome: Some teeth have cracks that are too small to show up on X-rays and sometimes the cracks are under the gum. Cracked tooth syndrome is one of the most difficult dental problems to diagnose because the pain is not predictable. However, it is treatable in most cases. ...Read more