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I recently had a root canal and it got infected / I went to the doctors he gave me medicine that upset my stomach badly please I'm n pain what else can do?

I recently had a root canal and it got infected / I went to the doctors he gave me medicine that upset my stomach badly please I'm n pain what else can do?

Second opinion: In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary. Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion helps you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have 2 pills left of my anitbiotic for a root canal. Having bad lower stomach pain. I believe now from antibiotic. Is advil ok for stomach pain?

I have 2 pills left of my anitbiotic for a root canal. Having bad lower stomach pain. I believe now from antibiotic. Is advil ok for stomach pain?

Stomach pain: May be side effect of antibiotic, but do't stop taking unless your Dentist or specialist Endodontists says it's OK to quit early. Advil can cause stomach irritation. This is one of the few times when Tylenol may be a better alternative. Also consider yogurt to reestablish normal gut flora. ...Read more

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During a teeth cleaning the nurse cut my gum. The next day my tooth was infected. No cavity or problem with tooth. Now a root canal? What happened?

During a teeth cleaning the nurse cut my gum. The next day my tooth was infected. No cavity or problem with tooth. Now a root canal? What happened?

Not related: Sometimes gums become inflamed, and when a cleaning is done, especially under the gum line, the infected gums will bleed. Teeth require RC treatment because of decay or, rarely, fracture or trauma. If gum disease severe you could have a combined Perio/Endo (gum/root canal) infection. Call your Dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dental implants can take 9 months. During this time some other crown or root canal problem happens. Not good. Why so long for bone graft to get solid?

Dental implants can take 9 months. During this time some other crown or root canal problem happens. Not good. Why so long for bone graft to get solid?

Bone grafts: It is what it is. Bone integration takes the body 4-6 months at least for enough integration to minimize chance of failure. Bone grafting around implant takes less but sufficient time needed. Other conditions such as irreversible inflammation of nerve of tooth, decay just don't take as long. Other procedures such as RCT or crowns take 1-2 visits generally. See comment below: ...Read more

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Please help? Is the rubber dam obligatory during a root canal?

Please help? Is the rubber dam obligatory during a root canal?

Of course: Endodontics (root canal) should not be performed without a dam. The main advantage is that you are protected from the ingestion or the aspiration of small dental instruments, tooth fragments and irrigating solutions. Patients also increasingly appreciate the use of the rubber dam. ...Read more

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Could I be put to sleep during a root canal?

Could I be put to sleep during a root canal?

Comfort zone: A root canal is a common dental procedure. Sedation dentistry is used to provide a safe, comfortable relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving any dental treatment. Depending on your degree of fear or anxiety, different levels of sedation may be required. Take care and have a comfortable experience. ...Read more

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What do dentists do during a root canal treatment?

What do dentists do during a root canal treatment?

Remove the nerve: Root canal treatment is performed when the nerve tissue (pulp) of the tooth becomes infected or exposed. The infected or exposed nerve tissue in the inside of the tooth is removed with small files that go down in the canals of the root (s). The now empty space is filled with material to seal the end of the root from the inside of the tooth. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent tooth sensitivity during a root canal?

RCT: All you should feel is pressure and only occasionally. If it is more than that ask for more anesthetic; it should be comfortable. Most of my patients fall asleep during the procedure. ...Read more

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Dentist left 2 pieces of file in my tooth during a root canal. Now I'm in extreme pain?

Dentist left 2 pieces of file in my tooth during a root canal. Now I'm in extreme pain?

Please notify: The dentist who did the procedure so that you can be evaluated further. ...Read more

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During a root canal tip of the file broke off, now my face hurts when smiling and it feels like there is swelling of my face, don't know what to do!

See Endodontist: 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 and use advanced special equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during a root canal procedure?

Could you tell me what happens during a root canal procedure?

Pulp removal: Root canal treatment is the removal of the tissues inside the tooth including the nerve, and blood vessels (called the pulp) from the tooth and filling the space where the pulp was with a special filling material.
The procedure usually followed by a preparation for a crown. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it normal to feel strong pain during a root canal?

It is not normal: Some soreness AFTER a root canal is normal. In most cases, you will not have any pain during a root canal procedure. If you have discomfort or pain during the procedure, let your dentist know and he/she will add more of local anesthetic to keep the comfort zone. ...Read more

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What is that bad smell during a root canal?

What is that bad smell during a root canal?

Abscess: If your tooth was necrotic when the treatment was started, it is very likely that the bad smell is coming from the pus that was present inside your tooth. ...Read more

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Is it normal for novacaine to be used during a root canal procedure?

Novocaine not used..: In this modern age novocaine had been replaced by other more effective and safe anesthetics. A dentist usually will give local anesthetic to numb the tooth being treated. Please do not hesitate to have a root canal therapy done. The success rate is very high and you can keep the tooth. ...Read more

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Is it possible to work on two teeth at the same time during a root canal procedure?

Is it possible to work on two teeth at the same time during a root canal procedure?

Absolutely. . . .: I agree with dr. Rutman. As long you are able to tolerate it, there is no reason why two or more teeth can not be worked on at the same time with a root canal. ...Read more

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My wife suffered a sodium hypochlorite incident during a root canal. She was admitted the next day to the intensive care unit the irrigation solution was shot into an extra canal and came in contact with vital tissue that caused massive swelling. She ha

Don't worry: Although this is a very unfortunate incident, it is important that you don't panic. The swelling and the bruising will get better, with time. Make sure that you follow your dentists/doctor's instructions. You many want to ask for a referral to an endodontist just for follow up, although not much can be done at this point, than let time heal the area, and it will. ...Read more

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Any tips? What should I expect during a root canal?

Painless: root canal therapy may sound like an oxymoron, but new techniques and advanced anesthesia are making it a reality for many patients. It helps you to eliminate future complications and improve your general health and quality of life. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it normal to feel pain during a root canal?

Yes: If you are not numb enough you may experience pain. Usually the local is plenty. ...Read more