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Infected tooth pull it or root canal, what to do?

Infected tooth pull it or root canal, what to do?

Root canal: If your dentist thinks it can be saved and restored with a root canal then that is the best option in my opinion. I always recommend using your own natural tooth as the best restorative option. ...Read more

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Dr. Sophie Duriez
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Having serum ige to oregano can indicate the possibility of having anaphylactic spectrum reactions to foods spiced with oregano, however, there is a growing trend of testing for igg to foods. With specific examples such as heiner syndrome excluded, there are no known diseases associated with the presence of igg to foods (including oregano) and this could simply reflect that you eat ...Read more


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Bottom molar with crown and root canal hurts. Dentist wants to pull it out. Good idea?

Bottom molar with crown and root canal hurts. Dentist wants to pull it out. Good idea?

Why?: Does your dentist want to remove the crown or the tooth? Is the tooth re-infected, which would lend to having the root canal redone. Or, is the tooth fractured or decayed beyond being repairable? If in doubt see another dentist or an endodontist for a second opinion. ...Read more

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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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Root canal tooth pulled broken at gumline, what is the proper procedure?

Root canal tooth pulled broken at gumline, what is the proper procedure?

Oral Surgery: Go see a dentist that has the qualifications to remove the broken root. This can be a difficult surgery. I would recommend treating it soon before you get an infection. I would also recommend doing a graft after the root is removed which will help preserve the remaining bone. ...Read more

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Can teeth be pulled without a root canal?

Can teeth be pulled without a root canal?

Extractions: Yes. Teeth can be pulled at any time; however, you should consider what to do about the missing tooth. Just pulling teeth without a plan could cause problems later on with your bite. Man made products are never as good as your own natural tooth so saving teeth if possible is best unless the tooth is beyond repair. ...Read more

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My new molar crown, infected, root canalled by hole, temporary filling fall out, so went different dr, is filling method same, if root canalled or not?

My new molar crown, infected, root canalled by hole, temporary filling fall out, so went different dr, is filling method  same, if root canalled or not?

Is this the problem?: 1) you had a new crown placed on one of your molars (was this a replacement for a previous crown that failed?) 2) infection then occurred, they did a root canal treatment& placed a temp filling which fell out 3) you went to new dentist, this treatment is possible: remove current crown, build up tooth & place new crown. Or if the crown is intact with just a small hole, fill hole up with composite. ...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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Molar pain next to tooth that just did root canal.. Malocclusion?

Molar pain next to tooth that just did root canal.. Malocclusion?

Lots of reasons: Could be the sore tooth has issues that need to be addressed, such as cavity, split, etc. Could be referred pain from the root canal treated tooth as the infection clears and the area heals. Could be an occlusal problem, with change in the way teeth meet as adjacent teeth are reshaped. In any case, please call your dentist and let him/her take a look. Probably a simple fix. ...Read more

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Will I definitely need a new dental crown after the endodontist does root canal retreatment by drilling thru the center top of the existing crown?

Will I definitely need a new dental crown after the endodontist does root canal retreatment by drilling thru the center top of the existing crown?

Not necessarily: If rest of crown is intact with well sealed margins and the contacts and occlusion are good, then a resin restoration with/ without a post is typically sufficient. Consult with the endodontist and your restorative Dentist. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Tooth pain because of a broken tooth and exposed root canal ?

Tooth pain because of a broken tooth and exposed root canal ?

Abscess ?: It's very possible. Call a dentist ASAP for an evaluation appointment. This won't get better on its own. ...Read more

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My root canal and temporary filling fell out. Is there any danger to the tooth?

My root canal and temporary filling fell out. Is there any danger to the tooth?

Yes: Research has shown that re infection can occur within 30 days of contamination exposure to the oral cavity. The oral cavity is the most bacteria laden part of our body. To prevent this i recommend a permanent bonded core filling be placed immediately after the root canal is completed. Temporary fillings leak even if they are not dislodged. ...Read more

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After he does the root canal does dentist replace crown?

Depends: Did the dentist made a hole through the top of your crown to do the root canal? If so then, and the rest of the crown is ok and there is no decay anywhere else on the tooth, a filling can be placed in the hole that was made to do the root canal. After the years pass by, this crown may need to be replace or the fillng replaced depending on how it holds up. ...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 an endodontist drill through a permanent dental crown to do a root canal or does the crown have to come off (crown is affixed to bridge)?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can an endodontist drill through a permanent dental crown to do a root canal or does the crown have to come off (crown is affixed to bridge)?

Endodontist can: Endodontist can do it and not brake your crown. Endodontists are dentists who specialize in saving teeth, and have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing and relieving tooth pain/infection, and use advanced equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read more

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Help gum hurts from root canal?

See the dentist or: Endodontic specialist if that's who did your root canal. You may have gingival irritation due to a clamp that was around your tooth or you may have an abcess of sorts. If it's been more than a couple of days, see your doc. ...Read more

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Need to flush out the hole after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Need to flush out the hole after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Dont dislodge clot: Do not rinse for the first 24 hours, after that rinse gently and never dislogde the blood clot. Follow the instructions of your dentist to the letter to avoid "dry socket". ...Read more

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A back tooth can have 3 tooth roots. So, the dental implant itself is one "root" for that tooth replacement?

A back tooth can have 3 tooth roots. So, the dental implant itself is one "root" for that tooth replacement?

Implant: Ideally we would put one implant per root,. but besides the cost involved,factors such as the size of the implant, as well as the surgical space and restorative space, distance between teeth , dictate and necessitate the placement of one implant. this is not always the case but the majority. ...Read more

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Will getting root canaled teeth pulled painful?

Will getting root canaled teeth pulled painful?

Very similar to : other tooth extraction. However, in some cases a root canal treated tooth is harder to extract. Since there is no blood supply tot the tooth, the tooth tends to get brittle over time. In any case you will be anesthetized, so you won't feel anything Follow all instructions the dentist gives you to help preventing future complications. Good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Can getting a root canal or cavity hurt?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Can getting a root canal or cavity hurt?

Dental work: When the anesthetic wears off, some discomfort occurs, easily dealt with by the pain medication u are given. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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