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Root Canal Treatment Duration
How long after root canal treatment before permanent seal is put in, and is it normal if it is still hurting?
Permanent Seal?: By permanent seal, do you mean permanent build up? Permanent crown? Or permanent rc filling. If there is still pain, the root canal treatment should not be completed, and if it is completed, my opinion is that the root canal filling should be removed and either extra/accessory nerve canals looked for and cleaned, or if all has been found, the canals should be medicated till pain is gone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When you consider root canal treatment is successful in a patient? After how long from starting treatment?
Pulpectomy 1-2 month: Pulpotomy is usually performed on baby teeth. A pulpectomy is a dental procedure in which all of the pulp in the pulp chamber and root canal of a tooth is removed, but not sealed. If the temporary filling is dissolved then you run the risk of reinfection, and the pulpectomy treatment may need to be repeated. Do not procrastinate, it will avoid future complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking alendronic acid, 1 weekly. Need root canal treatment for gum boil. Should i stop taking this? If so for how long before & after treatment?
Fosamax: Has been shown to pose a potential of bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw (bronj) primarily with invasive oral surgery procedure and extractions. Eliminating an infection via rct of a tooth and avoiding an extraction is exactly what you should be doing. More info for the public on bronj is available here: http://www.Aaoms.Org/bronj.Php. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If root canal treatment is failed, will i be able to feel if it is failed, before it become real serious? Until what stage of pain is it normal?
See your dentist: Only way to find out if a root canal is in failure is to see a dentist and have an x-ray. How old is the root canal? Are you in pain? Do you feel a bump on the gum by the root? Do you still have a temporary filling or a crown? Your dentist will be able to help you with this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Detailed: A good root canal involves removing all the diseased pulpal tissue, cleaning and shaping the canals, and sealing the canals with a dense thorough filling material! this principal is sometimes easier said than done. Root canals are like fingerprints. No two are exactly alike. Knowledge of anatomy and attention to detail are critical to a successful result. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain is not usual: There is a lot of fear associated with root canals. It gets a bad RAP from comedians. Todays root canals can be painless and a valuable treatment to keep your teeth. I suggest you go to an specialist called an endodontist for your treatment. Do your research, read reviews and don't be afraid. Take your music and earbuds with you. Also, you will need a crown on the tooth when you are done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Root canal: Sometimes a retrograde filling or apicoectomy can be done to save the tooth. It is when the end of the root is removed the infected bone and tissue is cleaned and a filling is placed from the tip of the root. It depends on how bad the infection is or if there is a good chance of success, ask your dentist to examine you ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Root canal variant : 'holistic root canal' is a root canal technique(s) which is not an endorsed or recognized class of treatment by the american dental association or the academy of endodontists. Conventional root canal is a technique taught in recognized dental schools and involves the complete cleaning and disinfection of the canals in a tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: A crown is not always required after a root canal. After a root canal, a tooth becomes more brittle and more likely to break. A crown helps prevent the tooth from breaking. If you decide not to get a crown placed on the tooth then you are taking a chance of losing that tooth although you spent the time and money doing the root canal. Take your dentist's advise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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