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Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

No,: No. Some gum abscesses might be periodontal in nature and you might just need to have a deep cleaning with local anesthesia to clear up the infection. ...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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Which is better - root canal or tooth extraction?

Which is better - root canal or tooth extraction?

Root canal treatment: is a always a better option than tooth extraction as it saves the natural tooth and it is safer and less invasive than getting the tooth extracted. It is always better, if possible, to save natural tooth than getting it removed. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what is better root canal or tooth extraction?

Dental experts! what is better root canal or tooth extraction?

Keep the tooth: All things considered equal, like the tooth can be restored after the root canal without any periodontal treatment, then it's always better to have the root canal and save the teeth. It allows continuing contact with the adjacent teeth to keep them from shifting, and it allows contact with the teeth in the opposite jaw and keeps them from drifting up or down which could change your bite. ...Read more

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Could dental veneers cause root canals?

Could dental veneers cause root canals?

Possible ?: Possible? Yes. Likely? No. In the hands of an experienced dentist and with proper precautions, the risk of this is very small. Any time a drill is used on teeth, there is always a risk of inflammation and irreversible damage to the nerve of the tooth. More often, the tooth would have required root canal therapy anyway due to previous decay or dental treatment. ...Read more

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Root canal vs. Tooth extraction. What's the difference?

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Root canal vs. Tooth extraction. What's the difference?

Root canal therapy: is a endodontic treatment to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth instead of extraction. The procedure to replace infected root canal (nerve) with an artificial material. Extraction is when the whole tooth and root is removed. ...Read more

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Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?

Depends : It depends on the amount of space available for treatment access. If other molars are missing and the wisdom tooth has moved forward, then saving and not extraction is the better option. ...Read more

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Filling caused root canal and crown - dentist at fault?

Filling caused root canal and crown - dentist at fault?

Thanks for asking!: A fillings most important function is to be leak proof. When the tooth is prepared for a filling not all of the bacteria is removed. Some are still hiding in the tooth structure and will continue to decay the tooth at a slower rate when covered by the filling because there is little to no oral fluids leaking in to feed the bugs. In time the bugs win again and then you get a root canal and crown. ...Read more

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Root canal or tooth extraction and health. What are chronic problems associated with root canals or tooth extractions?

Root canal or tooth extraction and health. What are chronic problems associated with root canals or tooth extractions?

Usually none. : Usually no chronic problems are associated with root canal therapy. However, if you extract a tooth & do not replace it, then you may have drifting, shifting, and malocclusion of your other teeth. This could be considered a chronic complication of unreplaced extracted teeth. If root canals are done properly and subsequently restored, chronic conditions are not normally found . Take care... ...Read more

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Can a root canalled tooth with a crown get decayed?

Yes: You can get decay under your crown and the crown may need to be replaced. Because you have had a root canal you would not have pain or sensitivity if there is decay in the crowned tooth so make sure you have regular dental care so any problem can be detected early and be fixable so you do not loose your tooth. ...Read more

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Dentist recommends root canal therapy on that tooth. What is root canal therapy?

Dentist recommends root canal therapy on that tooth. What is root canal therapy?

Removes the nerve: A root canal removes the nerve, blood vessels, lymphatics and other dead cells in the center of the tooth. After the root canal is done, the tooth will not be sensitive to hot, cold or sweets. The tooth needs a root canal because the "nerve" of the tooth has died, liquefied and drained to the tip of the root can has attracted bacteria. ...Read more

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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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Is tooth needing root canal sensitive to heat?

Heat sensitivity: A tooth needing root canal can be heat sensitive. Usually this woud indicate an infected tooth unless you are also senstive to cold. At any rate it would be a good thing to see your denist or endodonist to check your tooth. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction vs (incomplete) root canal. Should i insist on extraction?

No: Information incomplete to answer your question. Usually, when possible, have the root canal. Is the dentist unable to complete the root canal? You may need to see another dentist for a second opinion or go to a root canal specialist (endodontist). ...Read more

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If an old root canaled tooth is extracted, does any dentistry material remain?

No.: When the tooth is extracted all dental material should be removed with the tooth. The rare exception would be if some of the material used to seal the canals is extruded past the tip of the root, or apex, during the root canal but even that is usually removed by curetting the socket following the extraction. ...Read more

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Can root canal treamtnet discolor teeth?

Can root canal treamtnet discolor teeth?

Absolutely not!: Root canal treatment does not discolor teeth. Teeth may discolor if the nerve ; other tissues inside the canal(s) of the tooth become non-vital ; necrotic. Then internal staining can show through ; darken the tooth. When a tooth has had rct it can change color over time. Internal bleaching is only necessary after\if staining ; not as a precaution, nor if the tooth is crowned.Not all rct need crown. ...Read more

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Could getting root canal on abscessed tooth hurt?

Could getting root canal on abscessed tooth hurt?

Should not: To the contrary, the root canal should relieve the pain! proper anesthesia should prevent pain during the procedure! ...Read more

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Will root canals lead to tooth discoloration?

Most of the time: Sometimes teeth that have had root canal will discolor since the tooth is no longer "alive". There is no blood supply to the tooth and tends to be more likely to chip or fracture, so usually a crown would be recommended on a tooth after a root canal. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a tooth extraction before a root canal filling?

Is it ok to get a tooth extraction before a root canal filling?

? unclear: I'm not clear on what your question is or why you are asking it? If a tooth is deemed hopeless it needs to be extracted. Many teeth can be saved with rct if restorable ; the long term prognosis is good. Once the tooth is extracted it's gone! and no other treatment is possible other than replacing it. It sounds like you need to discuss your situation with your own dentist as well as your options. ...Read more

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What is the most commonly used local anesthetic for wisdom teeth extraction? Is it the same kind used for root canals/fillings? Is the dose different?

What is the most commonly used local anesthetic for wisdom teeth extraction? Is it the same kind used for root canals/fillings? Is the dose different?

Local Anesthetic: There are a number of different local anesthetics, some longer lasting than others. For the most part, Lidocaine is used for most all dental procedures. ...Read more

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Which is better - root canal or tooth extraction?

Root canal treatment: is a always a better option than tooth extraction as it saves the natural tooth and it is safer and less invasive than getting the tooth extracted. It is always better, if possible, to save natural tooth than getting it removed. ...Read more

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Root canal vs. Tooth extraction. What's the difference?

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Root canal therapy: is a endodontic treatment to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth instead of extraction. The procedure to replace infected root canal (nerve) with an artificial material. Extraction is when the whole tooth and root is removed. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction vs (incomplete) root canal. Should i insist on extraction?

No: Information incomplete to answer your question. Usually, when possible, have the root canal. Is the dentist unable to complete the root canal? You may need to see another dentist for a second opinion or go to a root canal specialist (endodontist). ...Read more

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What is better for a 4 year old with a large cavity: root canal or tooth extraction?

What is better for a 4 year old with a large cavity: root canal or tooth extraction?

RCT or Extraction: Whether to do RCT or extract a tooth depends upon many factors and not purely the age of the patient (which is the only information given to us). It depends on whether it is an upper or lower tooth, an anterior or posterior tooth, infected or not, integrity of the tooth, occlusion, the development of the permanent tooth etc. A Pedodontist and Orthodontist can confer with each other and advise you. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what is better root canal or tooth extraction?

Keep the tooth: All things considered equal, like the tooth can be restored after the root canal without any periodontal treatment, then it's always better to have the root canal and save the teeth. It allows continuing contact with the adjacent teeth to keep them from shifting, and it allows contact with the teeth in the opposite jaw and keeps them from drifting up or down which could change your bite. ...Read more

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Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

No,: No. Some gum abscesses might be periodontal in nature and you might just need to have a deep cleaning with local anesthesia to clear up the infection. ...Read more

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

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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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Had tooth extraction next to a root canal tooth & now RCT hurts, could this pain i feel in RCT tooth be inflammation of gums due to extracted tooth?

Had tooth extraction next to a root canal tooth & now  RCT hurts, could this pain i feel in RCT tooth be inflammation of gums due to extracted tooth?

Surgery: You had surgery. Surrounding tissues will v3 sore for just a few days, but will improve soon. If not, seek advice from your Dentist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between root canal and tooth extraction?

To save the tooth: root canal: you try and save the tooth by cleaning the inside of the tooth and removing the nerve extraction: tooth can not be saved and have to be removed. You need to get an exam and x-ray to see what is the best option for you. you can also send me your x-rays for a second opinion http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...Read more

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Root canal or tooth extraction and health. What are chronic problems associated with root canals or tooth extractions?

Usually none. : Usually no chronic problems are associated with root canal therapy. However, if you extract a tooth & do not replace it, then you may have drifting, shifting, and malocclusion of your other teeth. This could be considered a chronic complication of unreplaced extracted teeth. If root canals are done properly and subsequently restored, chronic conditions are not normally found . Take care... ...Read more

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What is another treatment solution of pus gum aside of root canal and tooth extraction?

What is another treatment solution of pus gum aside of root canal and tooth extraction?

See your DDS: The cause for your condition is not clear from your question. When prescribing a treatment, the etiology for the infection must be known. It would be best for you to attain a proper diagnosis from you dentist and then apply the best treatment for the condition. See your dds. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get a root canal on molar after a part bony wisdom tooth extraction?

How long should I wait to get a root canal on molar after a part bony wisdom tooth extraction?

Right away: As long as you can open your mouth in comfort, i would not delay getting the root canal. Waiting only creates a greater potential for a dental emergency. A root canal is actually a much easier procedure than the extraction of a full boney impacted wisdom tooth. So don't delay and good luck! and don't forget to get a crown after the root canal is completed! to delay, risks your tooth breaking! ...Read more

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How common is osteomyelitis in the upper jaw after a tooth extraction of a molar & root canal of a premolar next to each other. endo saying I have osteomylitis & oral surgeon saying cracked RC. What are the symptoms of osteomylitis & cracked RC?

How common is osteomyelitis  in the upper jaw after a tooth extraction of a molar & root canal of a premolar next to each other. endo saying I have  osteomylitis  & oral surgeon  saying  cracked RC. What  are the symptoms of osteomylitis & cracked RC?

Bone Infection: You are dealing with two specialists who should reach out to each other to help solve the cause of this infection. If it is from the extracted tooth, then a simple antibiotic should clear things up. If after a course of antibiotics your issues remain, then it's probably a cracked tooth since antibiotics will not fix a cracked tooth. This is a simplified explanation, hard to diagnose sight unseen. ...Read more

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What is the advantage of an upper 2nd molar extraction or further root canal. I was told I have a hot tooth?

What is the advantage of an upper 2nd molar extraction or further root canal. I was told I have a hot tooth?

Root canal!: Your second molar not only provides support the first molar, but it helps in the chewing process, by compacting the food against the lower molar. By removing it, you are weakening the first upper molar, and rendering the lower molar pretty useless. All the chewing forces then will be redirected to the remaining molars. A hot tooth should be easily handled by an endodontist. ...Read more

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I've bad pain in tooth that had a filling, will i need a root canal?

Maybe: First you need to see your dentist to determine if filling is too high and needs to be adjusted or if there is a problem with the nerve , if so, you will need a root canal. ...Read more

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When they perform a root canal, is there any of the silver amalgam filling placed in the tooth?

When they perform a root canal, is there any of the silver amalgam filling placed in the tooth?

Yes, after a RCT: After a root canal therapy (RCT) has been completed, it will require some type of permanent dental restoration. There are two basic options that you have for restoring an endodontically treated tooth: 1. the placement of a dental crown or 2. A filling silver amalgam or tooth-colored composite). ...Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more