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My temp unfinished root canal filling came out? Can I wait till visit?

My temp unfinished root canal filling came out? Can I wait till visit?

No...: Call dentist. Too much food and bacteria can be packed into the tooth and cause a much bigger problem than u started with. ...Read more

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Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more


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Have metronidazole for an abscess 400mg 3x over 5 days. The swelling has reduced on 6th pill. Tooth has root canal, filling came out. Drainage needed?

Have metronidazole for an abscess 400mg 3x over 5 days. The swelling has reduced on 6th pill. Tooth has root canal, filling came out. Drainage needed?

See a dentist ASAP: Antibiotics are rarely required and should only be used as an adjunct to dental treatment for infection since they may complicate further outcome. Take the NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) to control pain and see a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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What is a root canal filling made up of?

What is a root canal filling made up of?

Isonadra gutta: It is a tree sap. Isonandra gutta, a handsome tree native to borneo, java, and sumatra, is tapped to release a milky, rubbery sap that is concentrated to form the wondrous material known as gutta-percha. It is used for its soft property when heated which allows it to be stuffed into small spaces. ...Read more

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How does a root canal differ from a filling?

How does a root canal differ from a filling?

Nerve involved: A filling in a tooth does just that...It replaces the part of the tooth lost by decay or that the dentist removed. Hopeful, there is no nerve involvement. Root canal is the removal of the nerve from the tooth because it is diseased or the space is needed to restore a tooth to usefulness. Also...Root canals are a lot more expensive. ...Read more

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Should a root canal hurt more than a filling?

Very similar: As a patient in the chair would hear me say, the root canal procedure is very much like a long filling appointment from the patients perspective. ...Read more

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Will losing temporary filling after root canal ok?

Will losing temporary filling after root canal ok?

No: It is normal to wear out some of the temporary filling. However, it is not good to have the temporary filling completely out. Once the inside of the tooth is exposed to contaminants like saliva, bacteria and food, root canal will become contaminated and eventually leak. Go back to your dentist right the way to have it checked. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I need a root canal or a filling?

How can I tell if I need a root canal or a filling?

Depends: If you have severe pain and swelling the need may be obvious. Otherwise it depends on the amount of decay present in the cavity, its's nearness to the pulp (nerve) of the tooth (if it's into the nerve you usually need rct) and the kind of symptoms you have (heat sensitivity usually means rct). It's up to your tooth, not the dentist or you! ...Read more

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What can I do to know I need a root canal vs. A filling?

What can I do to know I need a root canal vs. A filling?

See a dentist ASAP: Dental caries is the most prevalent chronic disease in the world. If cavities aren't treated with fillings, they can lead to root canals, severe toothache, infection and tooth loss. Although cavities can be fixed by the dentist the prevention of cavities is the best strategy for your oral health. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a root canal and a filling?

Depth into tooth: A filling denotes a procedure where decayed tooth structure is removed and the space is then filled with a composite or amalgam. As long as the damage does not extend past- both the outer enamel and inner dentin- you are fine. Once the pulp tissue has been damged, it (nerve tissue) needs to be removed. Hence, the need for a root canal filling, as opposed to merely a tooth filling. ...Read more

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My fillings fallen out but it had a root canal will it hurt later?

My fillings fallen out but it had a root canal will it hurt later?

It could: Not at first. However once the root canal is exposed to your saliva it could get reinfected. Some studies say it could take 30 days to get re contaminated and thus more prone to infection. If it gets reinfected it could cause you pain. Lastly, if the filling is out it may mean the hole in the tooth is to big for just a filling and would be better off with a crown. ...Read more

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How do a root canal and getting a filling differ in terms of pain?

Pain: Root canal therapy and getting a filling are both usually pain free for the procedure. Afterwards, you have a greater risk of some discomfort with root canal therapy. Having said that, most patients tell be that had no pain (or slight discomfort for the first day) following root canal therapy. ...Read more

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How to know when do you need a filling and when do you need a root canal?

Depth of damage: Root canals are fillings. When damage/decay/fracture/bacteria find access into the pulp chamber system inside a tooth, a root canal filling becomes an option. A filling, crown, or partial crown (inlay-onlay) usually works for damaged teeth that do not have pulpal involvement. ...Read more

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What is the difference with regards to pain between a root canal and a filling?

What is the difference with regards to pain between a root canal and a filling?

Tooth pain: The difference in pain between a tooth needing a root canal or a needing a filling is not always clear cut. Often times a tooth that has pain with cold and hot stimulation and lingers, requires root canal treatment. Sometimes a tooth may need a root canal but presents with no pain. Visit an endodontist or dentist for an evaluation and any indicated x-rays. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I should have a crown or a filling after having a root canal?

Filling and crown: You need a filling to fill in the tooth and then get a crown to further protect the tooth and make it stronger. ...Read more

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The filling from my root canal came out while I was eating. Could this be serious?

Either: Either the filling broke and the pieces fell out, or the tooth has decayed away from around the filling, allowing it to fall out. Please see your dentist now to resolve this issue before this small problem becomes a big one. ...Read more

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I have a deep filling that is touching a nerve. Are there any alternatives to root canal?

3 options: 1. Fix it 2. Pull it or 3. Live with the pain unfortunately, a root canal is the only treatment option allowing you to keep the tooth (painlessly) for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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I had a root canal filling 5 weeks ago. I haven't had any pain until 3 days ago. Is this normal?

Not Usually...: ... but it does happen. Was the tooth infected? Infection may have returned. Was the tooth very broken down? It may be fractured. Call your treating dentist for a follow up appointment. ...Read more

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Filling was used to cover up the hole left from the root canal. Is that the normal procedure or should a new crown be placed?

Tooth build up: From your question it seems like you already have a crown and then they had to do a root canal through the crown. In that situation, just filling the hole by doing a build up is enough provided the existing crown is in good shape. However if there is no existing crown on that tooth and the root canal is done, then you need a crown on the tooth for further protection after the root canal ...Read more

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