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Will there be lingering pain after having a root canal?

Will there be lingering pain after having a root canal?

Sometimes: Sometimes yes, often no. This really depends on the tooth being treated and the individual. ...Read more

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Could there be a reason to take antibiotics after a root canal?

Could there be a reason to take antibiotics after a root canal?

Dentist determines: You own dentist will determine whether or not you should be on antibiotics after actually treating you. It is not always necessary, depending upon the individual circumstances. ...Read more

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What can be done for pain in a tooth one week after root canal treatment?

What can be done for pain in a tooth one week after root canal treatment?

Re-evaluation: If you are experiencing pain one week after root canal treatment, it is best to follow up with your treating dentist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain after a root canal..?

Yes.. but: It is not uncommon and should subside with time. If not, call your dentist to have the tooth evaluated. ...Read more

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Could it be absolutely necessary to go for capping after root canal treatment of a tooth?

Could it be absolutely necessary to go for capping after root canal treatment of a tooth?

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 more

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Could it be healthy to have pain after getting shots for a root canal?

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 more

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Could you save a root canal with a broken root? Is there a procedure for that?

Could you save a root canal with a broken root? Is there a procedure for that?

Generally not: If the root is fractured either vertically or horizontally, it is difficult to get a seal that will contain the infection. Consider extraction and evaluation for a bridge or implant ...Read more

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If a tooth with root canal has abscess, would you feel pain?

If a tooth with root canal has abscess, would you feel pain?

Yes and no: If the root canal was done, one would not feel pain until the abscess extends into the surrounding tissue and bone. ...Read more

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What can cause pain after having a root canal?

What can cause pain after having a root canal?

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 more

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Had a root canal a few years ago, general dentist found a nerve root left, very small infection, should I be concerned?

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 more

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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?

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?

Post op Pain: Good day; Post op endodontic pain may be due to the procedure or a need to have the bite adjusted; However, you need to contact endodontist ASAP. ...Read more

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Could a infected nerve in your tooth cause heart palpitations. I will be getting a root canal sometime this week.

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 more

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Is it possible to have a normal dental checkup with no cavities and then 6 months later you need a root canal?

Is it possible to have a normal dental checkup with no cavities and then 6 months later you need a root canal?

Yes could be: Yes..There are lot of reasons why rootcanal needed..Can happen any time..If advised by dentist get tooth treatment soon.. ...Read more

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Is it normal after root canal to have drainage?

Infection: There can be some drainage if there is an active infection. You should be taking an antibiotic for the infection. Call the dentist or endodontist who did the root canal to answer this question for your case. ...Read more

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Can root canal be done without having pain?

Painless: root canal may sound like an oxymoron, but new techniques and advanced anesthesia are making it a reality for many patients. It helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and improve your general health. ...Read more

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Is it required to get a root canal before having a tooth crowned?

No: Your dentist can tell you why you might need the root canal. Usualy if a tooth has had a root canal, the treatment is to crown the tooth. ...Read more

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Pulpotomy. How long should I wait before the tooth needs to be extracted or a root canal done?

Pulpotomy. How long should I wait before the tooth needs to be extracted or a root canal done?

Soon after one week.: The pulpotomy procedure is not intended to be long term. It is a short term fix. I would obtain definitive care as soon as i could following the first week after the pulpotomy. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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After a root canal procedure, is it common to feel discomfort or pain in the gums a week out?

After a root canal procedure, is it common to feel discomfort or pain in the gums a week out?

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 more

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