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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

Very common: After the root canal treatment, you may have some pain for 24-72 hours. If pain becomes worse or does not improve after 72 hours, call your dentist for post-op evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. John Yu Dr. Yu
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Pain after root canal retreatment normal?

Dr. John Yu Dr. Yu
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Pain after root canal retreatment normal?

Yes and No: You probably had you mouth open for quite a while and your muscle is sore. Your gum may be irritated from the clamp. The disinfectant used to clean the root canal can irritate as well. If you don't feel better after 2 days call your doctor (or sooner if you're concerned). Meanwhile, take whatever you dentist prescribed or Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours. You should not be in extreme pain, howeve. ...Read more

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Can root canal treatment be painful?

Can root canal treatment be painful?

Not Usually: Root canal treatment has a bad rep that it usually does not deserve. The pain is caused by an infection in the nerve space of the tooth. Root canal solves this problem and eliminates the pain. However, if you wait to long and have a large infection under the tooth it may be difficult to make the tooth adequately numb. Root canal done in a timely manner are not painful. ...Read more

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Can root regrow after having root canal therapy?

Can root regrow after having root canal therapy?

No: Any tooth structure removed during root canal therapy will not regrow. However, only a small amount of tooth structure is removed through the center of the roots. So is the pulp which is also in the canal area. The root as a whole is still functional after it is filled. ...Read more

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What happens during root canal therapy?

What happens during root canal therapy?

Removes tooth nerve: The goal of root canal therapy is to clean out the infected nerve and blood vessels inside the tooth. Removing that tissue will control the infection. Dentists use very fine instruments to clean out the tissue, and then place a material inside the tooth to provide strength and prevent other bacteria from getting inside. ...Read more

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What's the proper root canal treatment?

What's the proper  root canal treatment?

Detailed: A good root canal involves removing all the diseased pulpal tissue, cleaning and shaping the canals, and sealing the canals with a dense thorough filling material! this principal is sometimes easier said than done. Root canals are like fingerprints. No two are exactly alike. Knowledge of anatomy and attention to detail are critical to a successful result. ...Read more

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Is having a root canal therapy painful?

Is having a root canal therapy painful?

Generally no!: The presence of infection does cause an increased risk of pain during the procedure but we now have anesthetics that work better in infected areas...Though not always. If the infection is controlled prior to the rct, the root canal treatment can be performed with predictable comfort.. ...Read more

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Dentist recommends root canal therapy on that tooth. What is root canal therapy?

Dentist recommends root canal therapy on that tooth. What is root canal therapy?

Removes the nerve: A root canal removes the nerve, blood vessels, lymphatics and other dead cells in the center of the tooth. After the root canal is done, the tooth will not be sensitive to hot, cold or sweets. The tooth needs a root canal because the "nerve" of the tooth has died, liquefied and drained to the tip of the root can has attracted bacteria. ...Read more

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Can the teeth regrow after having root canal therapy?

No: Teeth do not regrow, the root canal saved your tooth. The tooth can super erupt meaning rise higher then it is if there is no tooth opposite it, for example if root canal saved your lower tooth and there is no tooth on top to chew on this root canal treated tooth can rise up changing your bite. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics help pain after root canal?

Will antibiotics help pain after root canal?

Root canal: Some pain is common after a root canal . If there is an active infection an antibiotic can help you heal. See the dentist that did the root canal about your pain and they will be the best one to answer your question. ...Read more

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Sometime after deep cleaning, is root canal treatment necessary for perio disease treatment?

Sometime after deep cleaning, is root canal treatment necessary for perio disease treatment?

Root canal: Deep cleanings are done when someone has bacteria under the gums. Root canals are done when bacteria, decay, trauma, or infection reaches the nerve of a tooth requiring removal of the nerve. They are usually not related. Sometimes you can have a perio-endo infection which means both infections meet together. Or your gum infection was so bad it required root surface removal that went into the nerve. ...Read more

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Could endodontists prescribe pain pills after a root canal?

Could endodontists prescribe pain pills after a root canal?

Root canal pain: Yes, an endodontist may prescribe pain medication following a root canal. They may also prescribe an antibiotic if they feel it is indicated. The decision will be left to the endodontist performing the treatment. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen relieve pain if taken before root canal treatment?

May help: May help for post treatment symptoms . But accurately placed local anesthesia for the procedure is the "magic" for a painless root canal . I have found that Ibuprofen works well for many patients after local anesthesia wears off. ...Read more

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Is a crown always required after root canal treatment?

Is a crown always required after root canal treatment?

No: A crown is not always required after a root canal. After a root canal, a tooth becomes more brittle and more likely to break. A crown helps prevent the tooth from breaking. If you decide not to get a crown placed on the tooth then you are taking a chance of losing that tooth although you spent the time and money doing the root canal. Take your dentist's advise. ...Read more

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When is root canal treatment necessary? Safe during pregnancy?

When is root canal treatment necessary? Safe during pregnancy?

Nerve compromised: Root canal therapy is necessary when the nerve is compromised, either from decay or trauma. It is perfectly safe during pregnancy and will help prevent inflammation and/or infection. If this is what you need, have your dentist coordinate your treatment with your obgyn. ...Read more

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What is worse, a crown, root canal procedure, or extraction?

Depends: If the tooth has healthy roots and surrounding periodontal tissues then a root canal treatment and a crown would be the treatment of choice. But if the tooth is infected and might have a poor prognosis , then extraction would probably be the best treatment . Your dentist would be able to give you the right advise after examination. ...Read more

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How can I relieve pain before a root canal treatment?

Over the counter med: Use products like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin, take the appropriate antibiotic if infected, avoid chewing on the affected tooth and get the root canal done asap. ...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