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Dr. William Walsh
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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more


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Can bacteria in unfinished root canal cause sepsis?

Can bacteria in unfinished root canal cause sepsis?

Yes...: If the bacteria in your mouth gets into your bloodstream, you can end up with sepsis. This may not happen but it is a possibility so follow up with your dentist asap. Call your doctor or go to the er if you develop symptoms of infection like fever, chills, malaise, etc. ...Read more

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Had 2nd part of root canal done. Getting chills temp99.3. Could I have sepsis without my face swelling from tooth? I've been on z pack

Had 2nd part of root canal done. Getting chills temp99.3. Could I have sepsis without my face swelling from tooth? I've been on z pack

Unlikely: It would be unusual on antibiotics with minimal symptoms to have sepsis from a root canal. If it is bothering you have you dentist take a look at it. Could there be any other cause for your low grade fever? ...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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Does a root canal hurt?

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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How painful is a root canal?

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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When do you need a root canal?

Root canal: It is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth is damaged and /or infected through tooth decay or trauma. ...Read more

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Why do people need a root canal?

To treat. ..: If the nerve tissue (nerve/blood vessels) within the tooth die, then the toxic products from their death drain through the tip of the root and cause an infection in the bone - leading to bone loss. The root canal removes the dead tissues and seals the canal within the tooth/root to protect the bone. ...Read more

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How badly will a root canal hurt?

Depends: If you are starting with a badly infected tooth, there is likely going to be a bit more tenderness, as it may be more difficult to get adequate anesthesia due to the infection. Talk with your Endodontist about this before starting. We have excellent anesthetics, so most often there is little or no pain. If tooth not infected, then virtually no pain more often than not, in the hands of a specialist ...Read more

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How safe is it to get a root canal?

Thousands done every: They are very safe. Tens of thousands are probably done everyday in the United States with a very low risk of a patient having a problem I done properly. ...Read more

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How painful is getting a root canal?

Times have changed: Root canals have changed in the past 10 yrs. People have gave root canals a bad reputation from all of the story's that your parents or grandparents may have told you or that you may have over heard. The procedure is very painless now with more technology that makes it quicker an much smoother then before. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need a root canal?

Do you mean why?: Root canal or endodontic therapy is needed when the tissue inside of a tooth is dying and/or infected. There can be many reasons why this occurs so call your dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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How painful is it to get a root canal?

How painful is it to get a root canal?

Not so painful: More people are afraid of the treatment, but once they have it they realize it was not that painful. ...Read more

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What is the risk of getting a root canal?

What is the risk of getting a root canal?

High for some: That would depend on the condition of a person's teeth and the frequency of dental exams and treatment. Those who do not see a dentist regularly and have untreated cavities are at high risk for a dental infection that requires a root canal. ...Read more

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How do you know if you need a root canal?

How do you know if you need a root canal?

Sensitivity: If your tooth is sensitive to hot or cold for more than a few seconds and/or bothers you for no reason at all and progressively gets worse. ...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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Is the second half of a root canal painful?

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Less: Typically the first part if a root canal involves removing a partially live nerve or cleaning out the area on the pulp chamber that contained the nerve. Good anesthetic should make this comfortable. The second part of a root canal is sealing the canals of a dead clean tooth. Should be less than the first. ...Read more

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How badly wills a root canal procedure hurt?

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Not much: Don't believe what other people tell you. I have so many patients that tell me after I had performed the procedures that they have absolutely no pain. Make sure you find someone that can work with your pain tolerance and are sensitive to your need. For patients that are extremely anxious I use oral sedation as an adjunct. Talk to your dentist and obtain a referral to an endodontist if warranted. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork will reveal elevation of ...Read more


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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Septicemia / sepsis occurs when a serious infection has spread through the blood. It can cause organs to stop functioning and in some cases ...Read more