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Should There Be Pain After A Root Canal
Depends: The american assoc. Of endodontists recommends that all posterior teeth that receive root canals have cuspal protection. That means a crown or onlay! this prevents fractures and tooth loss.In anterior teeth, it depends on the integrity of the tooth, presence of previous fillings, occlusion and other factors . Hence it may not be necessary on some anterior teeth.In children, we sometimes wait. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not uncommon: Are you saying after the local anesthetic was given, you still felt pain while the root canal procedure was being done? If so, yes, sometimes this happens in an acutely infected tooth with an infection at the root tip. The infection is very acidic and the local anesthetic doesn't work as effectively in an acidic environment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation . . . .: After a tooth has been treated with a root canal, there can be inflammation which can result in pain/discomfort. The ligament fibers of the tooth that anchor it into bone can literally swell and cause the whole outside of the tooth to become sore even though the nerve inside has been removed. Also, the injection sites where you were anesthetized can be sore as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a root canal a few years ago, general dentist found a nerve root left, very small infection, should I be concerned?
Unfilled RCT: Small infections can become large infections and cause problems not only to the tooth but your general health. Seek a consult from an Endodontist and General or Restorative Dentist regarding your options. I would not just leave it untreated even if there is no pain or other symptoms present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cause of nerve pain flossing around a root canaled/temp tooth? Have no infection/fracture. Never had pain prior to the crown/root canal procedures.
What could be cause of a toothache that resulted an endodontist to perform two root canal treatments (due to deep cavities) and still there is throbbi?
Could a infected nerve in your tooth cause heart palpitations. I will be getting a root canal sometime this week.
Usually not.: Although bacteria can enter your blood stream and effect your heart, this is really very rare. You do need to clear up the infection and an antibiotic may be suitable for you. Contact your dentist and tell her/him your concerns and what you are experiencing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to have a normal dental checkup with no cavities and then 6 months later you need a root canal?
Had a partial root canal thursday, discovered vertical root fracture, was not completed. Lot of pain vicodin not helping. How long should I be in pain?
Vertical fractures: Vertical root fractures resemble what a splinter does. It tracts bacterial down the split and causes the tissue to fester and be painful. Anti-biotics , anti-inflammatory drugs and pain killers help. But the cure is to remove the tooth. Period. Stay off it till that happens. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Root canals performed by well trained endodontists have patients which may experience pain after a week. Have it reevaluated. Fractures may sometimes be present but undetected. Additionally there may be additional canals present which are difficult to detect. A cbct scan can aid in determining whether or not these issues are present. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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