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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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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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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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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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What is worse, a crown, root canal procedure, or extraction?

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

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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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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Bruising after root canal?

Bruising after root canal?

Uncommon: Bruising is uncommon as a direct result of root canal therapy. The most common explanation is that the bruising or more likely the hematoma, was a result of the local anesthetic injection. Blood thinners in general may exacerbate the incident. ...Read more

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Can root regrow after having root canal therapy?

Can root regrow after having root canal therapy?

No: Any tooth structure removed during root canal therapy will not regrow. However, only a small amount of tooth structure is removed through the center of the roots. So is the pulp which is also in the canal area. The root as a whole is still functional after it is filled. ...Read more

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Can a tooth after root canal therapy continue to decay?

Absolutely: The root canal procedure eliminates the infection and the pain, but does not give immunity from decay. Even with a crown, which is commonly needed after the root canal is done, decay can occur if hygiene is not adequate. Brush, floss, and see your dentist for follow-up care. ...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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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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Can a tooth with root canal therapy continue to abscess?

Can a tooth with root canal therapy continue to abscess?

Yes : A tooth with a root canal can still abscess for several reasons. Root canals are not 100% successful although there is a high success rate. In addition there may be other factors contributing to the infection such as a possible fracture. If the infection continues it should be reevaluated so that a decision can be made to either retreat it conventionally, do an apicoectomy or extract the tooth. ...Read more

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Is tooth needing root canal sensitive to heat?

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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Pain after root canal retreatment normal?

Yes and No: You probably had you mouth open for quite a while and your muscle is sore. Your gum may be irritated from the clamp. The disinfectant used to clean the root canal can irritate as well. If you don't feel better after 2 days call your doctor (or sooner if you're concerned). Meanwhile, take whatever you dentist prescribed or Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours. You should not be in extreme pain, howeve. ...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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Dental abscess after root canal, what to do?

Dental abscess after root canal, what to do?

Call dentist: I would call the dentist who treated the root canal, tell him you have pain and swelling? And he will probably prescribe an antibiotic for you. He may also have you return to the office for an evaluation to determine if you need any medications. But call the doctor first. ...Read more

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