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Some of my gums do bleed when I brush. Is there anything I can do about it? And also, can root canal be done on these tooth?

Some of my gums do bleed when I brush. Is there anything I can do about it? And also, can root canal be done on these tooth?

See your dentist: Healthy tissue (gums) do not bleed unless cut. You most likely have a gum infection which must be properly diagnosed and correct therapy prescribed. Nutrition plays a big role in gum health. Root canals... a completely different matter. Why would you be considering this? ...Read more

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Why is my gum bleeding after root canal done 3 weeks ago?

Why is my gum bleeding after root canal done 3 weeks ago?

That's strange: Bleeding from the gums is not common after a root canal, especially 3 weeks after. It could be an unrelated problem, but you should definitely return to your dentist to have it evaluated. Most bleeding gum problems are due to an irritation in the area like plaque accumulation or a rough filling. ...Read more

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When does a tooth need a root canal?

When does a tooth 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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Would my tooth hurt after a root canal?

Would my tooth hurt after a root canal?

It can: And that doesn't necessarily mean that something is wrong. Consult with the treating dr. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to care for a tooth after root canal ?

Like any other,: for the most part. Keep the gums healthy by brushing and flossing regularly. Teeth that have had root canal therapy are brittle and often need a crown, so discuss this treatment with your dentist. ...Read more

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Should i pull my tooth or get a root canal?

Should i pull my tooth or get a root canal?

SAVE the tooth: Although the final answer to this question is your needs/wants it is always best to save a functional tooth for eating purposes, for esthetics, and for your general health. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have a root canal for front tooth?

Is it painful to have a root canal for front tooth?

Not if done right: There is no reason dentistry has to be painful. If your dentist actually cares about not hurting you! if he/she hurts you fins another dentist. ...Read more

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What is this knot I have beside my tooth that had a root canal?

What is this knot I have beside my tooth that had a root canal?

See your dentist : The knot is also called fistula is a sign that there is a dental or gum infection and your body is draining it out. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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What is this knot I have beside my tooth that had a root canal?

What is this knot I have beside my tooth that had a root canal?

See your dentist: The knot is also called fistula is a sign that there is a dental or gum infection and your body is draining it out. See your dentist for evaluation if concerned. ...Read more

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Could removing a tooth be a better option instead of a root canal?

Could removing a tooth be a better option instead of a root canal?

Rarely: Keeping functional teeth that can be saved is what most dentist are about. If you have a good prognosis to keep a tooth, why would you want to give it up? I personally believe the best option is to keep the tooth but that really depends on your values and ability to afford treatment. Dr. Charles mayo once said that keeping teeth can add up to 10 years to one's life expectancy. I believe that. ...Read more

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I need a root canal on my tooth. Do I need consent from my insurence?

No: Most dental procedures do not need pre-approval from the insurance. However, even with a pre-authorization it's never a guaranty of payment to your dentist. Most dentists will have a policy stating that the ultimate financial responsibility is yours. So before any treatment is started i always suggest you ask how much is the work to be completed in case the insurance does not pay. ...Read more

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Why would my tooth that i had a root canal on suddenly start hurting?

Why would my tooth that i had a root canal on suddenly start hurting?

Many things: Most likely to be an infection or a fracture. In the upper jaw a sinus infection can also be suspected to be the cause. Clinical exam and radiographic evaluation is advised. See your dentist. If the rct was recently done there can be many other reasons. ...Read more

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Does your tooth turn gray after a root canal?

Does your tooth turn gray after a root canal?

Sometimes: The darkening of a tooth after trauma or root canal treatment is the result of blood from the pulp penetrating the dentin (tooth structure) and oxidizing (rusts). This condition can occasionally be corrected with bleaching. It should be noted however that bleaching has been linked to a destructive condition known as cervical resorption. Check with your dds what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Is there swelling around tooth with root canal?

Is there swelling around tooth with root canal?

Sometimes: A tooth that needs a root canal does not always display swelling. A tooth may need a root canal for different reasons which manifest themselves in different ways. ...Read more

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Infected tooth pull it or root canal, what to do?

Infected tooth pull it or root canal, what to do?

Root canal: If your dentist thinks it can be saved and restored with a root canal then that is the best option in my opinion. I always recommend using your own natural tooth as the best restorative option. ...Read more

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What hurts more a root canal or having a tooth pulled?

What hurts more a root canal or having a tooth pulled?

Depends: I am guessing that you have pain of dental root origin and your dentist suggests a root canal versus removal of the tooth. If the tooth is in bad shape, extraction might be in order. But if the tooth can be saved (unless it is a wisdom tooth), then a root canal which can be done painlessly, will save your tooth which has significant benefits. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read more

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What should I do about a broken tooth post-root canal?

See your dentist: Sorry to hear that your tooth has broken after a root canal. Teeth after the root canal seldom as structurally sound as they were originally. And for this reason, they often require the placement of a post and crown for strengthening and protection. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if my gum above tooth hurting after root canal?

Be patient 7-10 days: During the root canal therapy a lot of collateral tissue (gums, nerves, muscles) damage is done. The swelling is a symptom of the affected tissue inflammation. Over the counter medications (Aleeve, Advil) for a few days will ameliorate the pain and swelling. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration. ...Read more

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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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