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What do dentists do during a root canal treatment?

What do dentists do during a root canal treatment?

Remove the nerve: Root canal treatment is performed when the nerve tissue (pulp) of the tooth becomes infected or exposed. The infected or exposed nerve tissue in the inside of the tooth is removed with small files that go down in the canals of the root(s). The now empty space is filled with material to seal the end of the root from the inside of the tooth. ...Read more

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My dentist said that during my root canal treatment, i had a lot of little treasures. What does this mean?

My dentist said that during my root canal treatment, i had a lot of little treasures. What does this mean?

Pulp Stones: I would bet the doctor was talking about pulp stones. They are very common and are found in the nerve spaces of a tooth. Just another way the body tries to protect an injured area. Although many nerves have pulp stones without any damage to a tooth. Once again, not to worry. The sometimes make it a little challanging when doing a root canal would be the worst. ...Read more

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Why a patient with hypothyroidism undergoing root canal treatment, faints during the treatment?

Why a patient with hypothyroidism undergoing root canal treatment, faints during the treatment?

Pain: Regardless of thyroid function (hypo, hyper or euthyroidism), pain for any reason can cause someone to faint, most likely due to a vasovagal response whereby the heart beats too slowly while the blood pressure drops. ...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 should I do if there was a breakage in the cleaning needle during root canal therapy procedure?

What should I do if there was a breakage in the cleaning needle during root canal therapy procedure?

Listen: It is not what should you do, it's what your dentist has told you to do & especially if you are not having any symptoms. He has explained it to you. Call him if you do not understand what he has explained to you. If a dentist does enough root canal treatment he will experience file separation (cleaning needle breakage). This happens. ...Read more

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What is root canal treatment?

What is root canal treatment?

Infection control: Teeth exist in an environment teeming with bacteria. These germs digest the sugars in our diet and excrete an acidic metabolic waste product that demineralizes the tooth. The process can progress to the point where the bacteria expose an organ in the tooth called the pulp. This results in an infection. The treatment of this infection is called root canal therapy and preserves the tooth. ...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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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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Could root canal treatment always work ?

No: Root canal treatments, just like everything else have a failure rate. Nothing is a 100% guarantee. Even the best dentists have failures due to conditions out of their control. Root canals however can work great and are usually a good option to save a tooth. Ask you dentist about it and ask what, if any, options there are. ...Read more

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What does "widening" mean in root canal treatment?

What does "widening" mean in root canal treatment?

Opens canal: The dentist widens the canal and cleans it, the widening allows a better fit for the root canal filling material. ...Read more

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Can there be an alternative to root canal treatment?

Can there be an alternative to root canal treatment?

Extraction!: If a tooth requires a root canal it most likely that decay or damage has involved the tooth's pulp. Root canal will allow a tooth's hard tissue to be saved and restored, but one can always opt to have the effected tooth extracted to avoid future pain, suffering and potential bodily harm. ...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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What can I do to make a root canal treatment painless?

Pain is not usual: There is a lot of fear associated with root canals. It gets a bad RAP from comedians. Todays root canals can be painless and a valuable treatment to keep your teeth. I suggest you go to an specialist called an endodontist for your treatment. Do your research, read reviews and don't be afraid. Take your music and earbuds with you. Also, you will need a crown on the tooth when you are done. ...Read more

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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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How can you relieve pain before a root canal treatment?

No great answer: Teeth that are beginning w symptoms that are mild to moderate usually respond well to nsaid's. As the tooth problem matures/worsens, I have not found a medication for pain that works universally. Even narcotic rx is rarely effective to control all pain. Antibiotics may be helpful, depends on the type & scope of infective progress. Get root canal treatment asap! the best "medicine" is treatment. ...Read more

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What are holistic root canal treatment and conventional?

What are holistic root canal treatment and conventional?

Nothing: The principals of root canal therapy are to clean and disinfect the canals and then fill the canal to seal them. Their are many techniques to accomplish both! after doing more than 20, 000 cases, i can tell you the term holistic means nothing. Some root sealing materials are thought to be safer, hence the term holistic. These materials are not around the bloodstream so i'm my opinion, not better! ...Read more

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What should I do if my root canal treatment is not working?

Re-treat it: If your root canal has failed, seek out an endodontist to see if s/he can re-treat the root canal. If that does not work, apicoectomy might be indicated. If all fails, a dental implant would be next. ...Read more

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I am going for a root canal treatment: how painful will it be?

I am going for a root canal treatment: how painful will it be?

It isn't: You should be completely numb with local anesthesia for the entire procedure. ...Read more

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What else can be done if a root canal treatment is ineffective?

Root canal: Sometimes a retrograde filling or apicoectomy can be done to save the tooth. It is when the end of the root is removed the infected bone and tissue is cleaned and a filling is placed from the tip of the root. It depends on how bad the infection is or if there is a good chance of success, ask your dentist to examine you ...Read more

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Does it happen that people get root canal treatment in an hour?

Yes: Yes. Some even faster. However, some do take longer. Many times the slowest part of the root canal treatment sequence is the time required for irrigants to work inside the pulp canal spaces. ...Read more

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