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Reasons For A Root Canal
What can be the reason for tooth with root canal done 8 years ago to suddenly starts to hurt.It's not very bad it does not pulse and it's not constant?
RCT tooth pain: There are many possibilities which include root fracture, crown fracture, periodontal or apical abscess, bruxism or even an adjacent tooth with a problem. This needs to be evaluated by dentist in person with a clinical exam, x-rays and possible some other tests. We can only guess, your own dentist can determine the actual cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crowned tooth pain/possible missed 4 canal from root canal 2 years ago i had a root canal and a crown. When i finally settled on my current dentist (for insurance network reasons) i had a root canal and crown. The first 2 dentists said i had a 4th root so
See Endodontist: 95% of upper molars have 4 canals. The missed canal is called the mb2 canal. Microscopically trained endodontists are adept at finding and treating this problem. I suggest you see one asap. In the future, suggest to your dentist you want to see a specialist. You are in control of your treatment! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
RCT sensitivity: I will assume that the rct was completed. Properly treated root canal therapy teeth cannot have sensitivity to cold, hot or sweets. If the tooth is still sensitive, it's most likely another tooth. Patients have difficulty sometimes pinpointing exactly which tooth causes pain. See your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Root canals.. Safe or not? #nqlu I have heard that it is better for your health to get a bridge instead of a root canal. The reason being dead matter is dead matter, and it breeds decay and infection, so best to not do it. Is this true?
Root canals: Infections in a root are worse, what are your options? Are you going to place an implant? Than you have a titanium screw in your body (some people say that's bad too). Or a bridge, than you have to shave down two more teeth. Don't listen to everything you hear, everyone and every case is different. Ask you dentist to take an x-ray and see if there is an abscess present than see your options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It shouldn't: People will often hear horror stories around the water cooler about root canals. There are plenty of situations where a patient comes to a root canal specialist in pain. Our job is to take the pain away, not cause it. We will get you numb. Test you to make sure you're numb. If for some reason you have a "hot" tooth and need more anesthetic raise up your left hand. We will stop and get u more numb. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Root canal: is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead extraction. If a tooth can be saved with a good prognosis, the root canal is the treatment of choice. Root canal treatment is done under profound local anesthetic. It doesn’t hurt more than a filling or any other dental procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Speak with dentist: The dentist will use a local to numb the area. Prior to this a topical is placed in the area to try to superficially numb the area to feel the needle less. If needed nitrous oxide can be utilized to calm any fears or the dentist can prescribe a low dose of valium to allay any anxiety. You will be fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers