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Doctor insights on: Pulpectomy Vs Root Canal

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Is a root canal mandatory after a pulpectomy?

Is a root canal mandatory after a pulpectomy?

Pulpectomy: A pulpectomy is a root canal treatment. It is the total removal of the pulp. A pulpotomy is the removal of the pulp (nerve) from the crown portion of the tooth. This is a temporary treatment to relieve acute pain and reduce inflammation. A complete root canal treatment needs to be done after a pulpotomy in order for the infected tooth to heal. ...Read more

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What's the difference between root canal and pulpectomy?

What's the difference between root canal and pulpectomy?

Go together: Pulpectomy is part of the root canal process, but sometimes only a pulpectomy is done for pain control reasons in prep for a root canal that is done later. Root canal therapy refers more to the completion of the process. ...Read more

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How do I alleviate post pulpectomy (1st part of root canal) pain?

How do I alleviate post pulpectomy (1st part of root canal) pain?

Advil tylenol (acetaminophen): Take 3 advil with 2 extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) if there are no contraindications. This is the best otc pain relief combo for dental pain. ...Read more

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For how long can a pulpectomy last before the need for a root canal?

For how long can a pulpectomy last before the need for a root canal?

RCT: Risks start as soon as the pulpectomy is finished. Normally it's a good idea to follow up with root canal therapy in about a week, especially if there was an infection present or in the works. When will the volcano erupt? Technically the need for rct is initiated when you do a pulpectomy. ...Read more

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How long do I have to complete the full root canal after the pulpectomy is completed? I'm trying to hold out for he new year for insurance reasons.

How long do I have to complete the full root canal after the pulpectomy is completed? I'm trying to hold out for he new year for insurance reasons.

Make it a priority: The pulpectomy is just a temporary procedure. The risks of not following through with root canal treatment are infection, tooth fracture and you may end up losing your tooth. See if you can work out a payment plan with your dentist. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Does the pain after a pulpectomy end after the infection is cured or after the root canal procedure?

Does the pain after a pulpectomy end after the infection is cured or after the root canal procedure?

Yes and yes: When a tooth that is highly infected and has a root end abscess is treated endodonticly, the abscess is still present in the bone. It takes time for the body to heal ...Read more

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Hi, I just want to know if pulpectomy is charged separately from root canal treatment proposal or is included? I thought it was, until yesterday.

Dentist preference: They are separate dental codes so they can be charged per procedure. This is more of an individual dentist preference. ...Read more

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Is it true that if the dentist did pulpectomy 3 months ago, they have to do it again to complete root canal treatment?

"repeat" root canal: The misunderstanding is that the inside of the tooth canals are "cleaned" out. In many cases the dentist will wait and not "fill" them with a "final" material so that any gas or liquid will have a chance to dissipate, especially for "hot" (painful) teeth. At a second separate appointment, the canals are again cleaned and then "sealed". However, not all teeth cooperate, and some do require removal. ...Read more

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Why wouldn't dental anesthesia not work during a root canal I was having a pulpectomy on a hot tooth and none of the shots worked. I felt everything! Even after I left none of my mouth was numb. Now I am afraid to have any more dental work. Even though I

Dental nerves: Nerves inside of a tooth come from many different locations. Dental infections sometimes make Lidocaine less effective due to the acidic environment. To make you more comfortable a dentist needs to give Lidocaine or Carbocaine (sometimes works better in an acidic environment). Also the location of the anesthetic may need to be adjusted due to the infection. ...Read more

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Old root canal are breaking?

See your DDS: According to the literature published by the dental association posterior teeth with previous root canal treatment have a six times great risk of fracturing if not covered by a crown for various reasons. I suggest that all posterior teeth that have root canal be restored appropriately within 30 days of root canal completion to avoid breakage. See your DDS for help. ...Read more

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What happens during a root canal?

Cleansing: The center of he tooth s hollow, filled with soft sterile tissue in health. Infected, and diseased tissue must be removed. Root canal treatment cleans out the space, resterilizes the hollow and seals it from inside. To protect he tooth, it must be properly restored adhesively. ...Read more

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What is involved in a root canal?

Clean & fill: Root canal treatment today can be done painlessly and confortably under local anesthetic. Once anethesia is complete, the tooth is opened and the canals identified, cleaned and sterilized before sealing each canal with a sealer material. After treatment, the tooth will typical need a crown to protect it from fracture. ...Read more

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What are some of the root canal risks?

What are some of the root canal risks?

Chronic infection: Besides the many risks enumerated by dr bui, there is evidence that most root canals harbor chronic infections that can lead to a variety of serious health problems including cancer. See http://www. Westonaprice. Org/dentistry/root-canal-dangers ; http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/18/dangers-of-root-canaled-teeth. Aspx ; http://www. Dentistryhealth. Com/rootcanals. Html. ...Read more

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What can happen if a root canal fails?

Several things: If your root canal treatment fails, you may need to have the root canal treatment redone. However, this is very difficult and what the dentist will usually do is a procedure called an apico-ectomy. This is where the dentist will do a surgical procedure through the gum and bone and fill in the root tip. If this fails, you may need to have the tooth extracted and replaced with an implant or bridge. ...Read more

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I need root canal. How painful is this?

I need root canal. How painful is this?

Dental procedure: As in any procedure medical and dental there is to be some pain expected but this can be managed. Your dentist may use a mucosal numbing agent before doing the dental block which makes things much easier to bear. After the procedure you will be sore but simple oral analgesia will usually do the trick. Topical agents, sat water gargles, ice (if tolerated), repeat dental blocks may help also. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to a root canal?

Is there an alternative to a root canal?

Extraction: Once you get to the point where the tooth is abscessed and the pulp, nerve is infected and degenerating your choices are to save the tooth with a root canal or to extract the tooth. ...Read more

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What should I expect after a root canal?

Nothing to something: Root canal post op varies from nothing meaning no pain or discomfort to some discomfort. But nothing major to keep you up at night or away from work. Mostly it will remove your original pain immediately. Sometimes a generalized soreness upon chewing or touching the area is normal for few days after the procedure. ...Read more

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Is 19 too young to be having a root canal?

Not too young: A root canal will save a tooth that has serious decay into the pulp, nerve tissue. The only other is extraction and. 19 is too young for extraction. It is also important to work with your dentist on prevention and avoid future root canals. This will be improving diet, brushing flossing, regular dental care. ...Read more

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How to know if I really need a root canal?

Root canal: It is best to go for a consultation with your general dentist or endodontist. Hard to diagnose without an exam and x-rays. ...Read more

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