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

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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Which is worse in terms of pain, a crown, root canal procedure, or extraction?

Which is worse in terms of pain, a crown, root canal procedure, or extraction?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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What's worse, an incision and drainage or the actual root canal?

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 more

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Is root canal worse than getting a tattoo? During and post procedure? And how long does a rct last?

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 more

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My left lateral incisor had a filling this morning. It hurts terribly bad now, even worse than a root canal. Is this normal?

My left lateral incisor had a filling this morning. It hurts terribly bad now, even worse than a root canal. Is this normal?

Pain is not normal: I assume that the decay was right next to the nerve and in the cleaning process the filling penetrated dental pulp. In this case root canal therapy is warranted. See your dentist for exam and x-ray. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to which is worse, root canal treatment or tooth extraction?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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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 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.

See a dentist ASAP: If not treated in time, the infection can spread from the tooth to the supporting jawbones and other parts of the body. The only way to cure a toothache is with dental treatment. See your dentist for consultation. ...Read more

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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 more

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