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Pain Worse After Root Canal
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Still can vary...: Although any of these can vary, most likely, the extraction would be worst. However, with that said, even that pain could be mild and perhaps last only for a few days. There are many variables, many other details that may make the answer differ. When managed properly any of these can be very tolerable if one is open to cooperating with the circumstances and is willing to work with it..... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got an old root canal retreated this past tues due to abscess. Dr put meds and temp crown on it til appt in 2 wks. Abscess seems worse. Normal?
Endo retreatment: Whenever a n old root canal is retreated, it is normal for the tooth to be more sensitive than before. The removal of the root canal filling is more laborious that taking out the pulp tissues. It is always possible to take the files outside of the root into the surrounding bone and cause some post op pain. Continue the medication as prescribed and check back with the dentist if symptoms worsen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neither: You would not be condidering either unless you had pain. Whichever is indicated will make you feel better. Sometimes the area can be drained through the tooth during the root canl process. If the infection is advanced it may require an incision as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is root canal worse than getting a tattoo? During and post procedure? And how long does a rct last?
Not even close!: The only time a root canal is "bad" is when the treatment is delayed and the tooth becomes infected/abscessed. So don't wait. Otherwise, root canal therapy is no worse than a "filling" procedure. Couple of injections for numbing, maybe a third if already infected and"hot." tattoo is thousands of injections! ouch! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My left lateral incisor had a filling this morning. It hurts terribly bad now, even worse than a root canal. Is this normal?
Extraction is worse: Many people consider extraction of infected tooth a better option than root canal treatment. Root canal treatment is tooth preservation procedure. Root canal treatment with dental crown will be less expensive and more predictable than getting tooth extraction done followed by replacement of missing tooth with dental implants. Both procedures are painless and safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need root canal on upper back left molar. Had it filled 8 times, always hurts a lot. Afraid a root canal will hurt even worse, I might not be numb.
Root canal: You should see an endodontist for the best outcome for your root canal. They are well trained in getting patients numb and making this procedure as comfortable. Make time because the source of the pain is removed you feel much better very quickly. Make sure that you follow up with your dentist and protect the tooth with a crown. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a bad toothache which is causing me to be light headed is that normal? I've had a partcial root canal done but has gotten worse over the years.
I just had a root canal and my tooth infection has got worse. I'm taking amoxicillin still but what should I do?
See Endodontist: for evaluation. Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing complications after root canal treatment and use advanced special equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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