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Dentis removed amalgam filling, drilled tooth root after suspecting caries toxicity.Now tooth area is swollen.Taking macropen. Is this normal/enough?

Dentis removed amalgam filling, drilled tooth root after suspecting caries toxicity.Now tooth area is swollen.Taking macropen. Is this normal/enough?

Infection: Your tooth appears infected. You need root canal therapy. Make sure your dentist is aware of your swelling. Taking macropen may not be enough to control the problem. Let your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Help dental experts! my tooth root seems to be black!?

Help dental experts! my tooth root seems to be black!?

Cavity ?: Even the experts need to see the tooth to diagnose it correctly. See a local dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a tooth with a crown. When I floss vertically I feel that there is a sizeable ledge between the crown and the tooth root. A problem?

I have a tooth with a crown. When I floss vertically I feel that there is a sizeable ledge between the crown and the tooth root. A problem?

Yes: There should be smooth, almost undetectable transition between tooth and crown. This would indicate a problem that needs to be addressed. See you dentist asap before the problem is even greater. It could be a number of things including decay, loose crown, overhang of margin, abrasion of root surface, calculus, etc. ...Read more

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Itero would certainly seem so much more accurate at the tooth root margin than the traditional approach manner of making a crown. Ledge emphasis. ?

Itero would certainly seem so much more accurate at the tooth root margin than the traditional approach manner of making a crown. Ledge emphasis. ?

It's the dentist: It's the quality of the dentist and his care and expertise, not the type of specific crown material or brand name used that is the important criteria. I would rather have michelangelo paint me a picture with finger paints than my daughter using the finest artist materials available. ...Read more

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What is the best recommendation for front tooth root canal?

What is the best recommendation for front tooth root canal?

Normal process: Front teeth don't have many complications if done properly. Your dentist might recommend a crown cause the tooth becomes discolored. the tooth becomes week after root canal. You need to get an exam and x-ray to see what is the best option for you. you can also send me your x-rays for a second opinion http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...Read more

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I am having problems with my front tooth/root canal, what can I do?

Go back: See your dentist and have it re evaluated. If done recently it may be hitting heavy on your tooth causing you the discomfort. If it's been awhile the tooth could be cracked. Any diagnosis needs an evaluation and x-ray. ...Read more

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Would my front tooth Root Canal be painful ? It got chipped off around 6 years back which is a long time. I do have a pain in the adjacent tooth too.

Would my front tooth Root Canal be painful ? It got chipped off around 6 years back which is a long time. I do have a pain in the adjacent tooth too.

Should be fine: As with all dental procedures, there is a fear of the unknown. In reality, you will be given an anesthetic that should make the treatment totally painless. The pain in the adjacent tooth can be referred from the one that needs root canal therapy. ...Read more

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Is there an effective way to mitigate abscessed tooth root pain?

Is there an effective way to mitigate abscessed tooth root pain?

Treatment of: The cause is the only definitive solution to mitigate the pain. Be evaluated by a dentist to determine the cause / problem so that appropriate treatment can be rendered. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am told that a certain tooth root is fractured. I feel no pain. Does this always mean an extraction?

Consult your DDS: In some cases, extracting the tooth or broken root makes the most sense. Only your dentist can decide if the tooth needs to be extracted or may be saved. ...Read more

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I got one tooth root canaled and crowned almost five years ago. Now, I have pain in it, like it has pus. What should I do?

I got one tooth root canaled and crowned almost five years ago. Now, I have pain in it, like it has pus. What should I do?

See dentist soon: It sounds like the root canal is failing or your tooth has cracked. Consider seeing a root canal specialist in order to see if the tooth can be saved. If it does need to be removed consider replacing it with an implant, there are considerations you would want to discus with your restorative dentist first. Prognosis on keeping your tooth is not very good regardless of the origin of the infection. ...Read more

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I had all my upper teeth extracted 3 months ago.I think I see the tooth root exposed it didn't hurt until today. Will it heal on its own?

I had all my upper teeth extracted 3 months ago.I think I see the tooth root exposed it didn't hurt until today. Will it heal on its own?

Not likely : Following tooth extraction, there is a small a possibility for a tooth or bone fragment to slowly work it's way out through the gingiva. Depending on what the fragment actually is, it may cause discomfort and potentially become mildly infected. I would advise seeing your treating surgeon for a quick follow up to identify the issue and course of action. Good luck. ...Read more

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Advice on a puzzling tooth root canal infection problem?

Advice on a puzzling tooth root canal infection problem?

Not sure...: I am not sure i understand your question. If there is an infection problem associated with a root canal procedure you had done i would call the dentist who performed the procedure to have it managed. If you have an infection and have not pursued care for it then i would call your dentist. A personal visual exam would provide you the best information for how to progress from here.... ...Read more

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Is invisalign safe to wear immediately after a front tooth root canal?

It should be: If you have any discomfort, report it to your orthodontic provider but it should be ok unless major trauma to your tooth is what lead to your needing root canal therapy. Report any problems but don't just stop wearing the aligners without discussion first. ...Read more

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Can a properly sealed and performed root canaled tooth still present with an infection at the tooth root tip? Hardly ever, sometimes, highly likely?

Can a properly sealed and performed root canaled tooth still present with an infection at the tooth root tip? Hardly ever, sometimes, highly likely?

Yes, it can: Although root canal therapy is not 100% foolproof, it does work a vast majority of the time. Retreatment and apicoectomies are standard remedies in the field... these additional treatments don't always solve the problem. Have the tooth evaluated by an endodontist if there is a problem. ...Read more

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Tooth root canal treated 1 month ago. No pain. Gum around this tooth feels soft n tender instead of firm. Discomfort at times. Is this normal?

Tooth root canal treated 1 month ago. No pain. Gum around this tooth feels soft n tender instead of firm.  Discomfort at times. Is this normal?

Tender gums: This is not normal, and it could be an unhealed infection from the tooth, a gum infection, a fractured tooth, etc. A diagnosis can only be made with a visual and clinical exam with x-rays. Make an appointment to see your dentist. ...Read more

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