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Doctor insights on: Pain After Root Canal Filling

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What is a root canal filling made up of?

What is a root canal filling made up of?

Isonadra gutta: It is a tree sap. Isonandra gutta, a handsome tree native to borneo, java, and sumatra, is tapped to release a milky, rubbery sap that is concentrated to form the wondrous material known as gutta-percha. It is used for its soft property when heated which allows it to be stuffed into small spaces. ...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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How does a root canal differ from a filling?

How does a root canal differ from a filling?

Nerve involved: A filling in a tooth does just that...It replaces the part of the tooth lost by decay or that the dentist removed. Hopeful, there is no nerve involvement. Root canal is the removal of the nerve from the tooth because it is diseased or the space is needed to restore a tooth to usefulness. Also...Root canals are a lot more expensive. ...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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Will losing temporary filling after root canal ok?

No: It is normal to wear out some of the temporary filling. However, it is not good to have the temporary filling completely out. Once the inside of the tooth is exposed to contaminants like saliva, bacteria and food, root canal will become contaminated and eventually leak. Go back to your dentist right the way to have it checked. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i need a root canal or a filling?

Depends: If you have severe pain and swelling the need may be obvious. Otherwise it depends on the amount of decay present in the cavity, its's nearness to the pulp (nerve) of the tooth (if it's into the nerve you usually need rct) and the kind of symptoms you have (heat sensitivity usually means rct). It's up to your tooth, not the dentist or you! ...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?

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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My fillings fallen out but it had a root canal will it hurt later?

My fillings fallen out but it had a root canal will it hurt later?

It could: Not at first. However once the root canal is exposed to your saliva it could get reinfected. Some studies say it could take 30 days to get re contaminated and thus more prone to infection. If it gets reinfected it could cause you pain. Lastly, if the filling is out it may mean the hole in the tooth is to big for just a filling and would be better off with a crown. ...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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