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Doctor insights on: Root Canal Flare Up

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Can a failed root canal cause meningitis and / or headache flare ups?

Can a failed root canal cause meningitis and / or headache flare ups?

Unlikely: If you think you have meningitis, go to a hospital emergency department right away! Meningitis is a potentially fatal condition. It is very unlikely there is any connection between your root canal tooth and meningitis. There are many, many causes for headaches. Let your doctors find out what they are. ...Read more

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Can crown experience random pressure (flare-up feeling of movement) after root canal re treatment?

Can crown experience random pressure (flare-up feeling of movement) after root canal re treatment?

Yes: There are many possible causes such as: bruxism, loose crown, periodontal problem, periapical problem, internal fracture, etc. See your dentist to have everything evaluated and hopefully resolved. ...Read more

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Will a root canal hurt?

Will a root canal hurt?

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 more

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What is the root canal?

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 more

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Does a root canal hurt ?

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 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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How painful is a root canal?

See dentist ASAP: The dentist will try to make you as comfortable as possible. If you feel that you have anxiety prior to the visit, the dentist can prescribe an oral sedative or nitrous oxide can be used. It is important to bring a driver for both of these suggestions. It is also relevant to state, that it is much more comfortable to treat a tooth that does not have a raging infection, see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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How painful is a root canal?

How painful is a root canal?

Can be painless : If proper local dental anesthesia is applied root canal treatment can be painless . The presence of infection or inflammation can result in lack of proper numbness. Antibiotic therapy prior to the treatment will help. ...Read more

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When do I need a root canal?

Numerous reasons...: Root canal treatment may be recommended to treat deep decay, to remove infected or severely inflamed tissues within the tooth, or to allow a post to be placed for crown preparation. ...Read more

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