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Vicodin Root Canal
Sure: Multimodal therapy is very effective for acute pain. Advil 800 mg every 8 hours for a few days can be taken independent of vicodin dosing. As the pain improves consider replacing the vicodin with plain tylenol (acetaminophen) 625 mg every 6 hours. Try to avoid taking tylenol (acetaminophen) and vicodin at the same time as vicodin also contains tylenol (acetaminophen). Max daily tylenol (acetaminophen) should not exceed 4 grams. ...Read more
Took vicodin for a root canal, just a 5mg, I forgot and then took 50mg of benedry. I'm going to sleep will I be ok?
Vicodin/benadryl: Should not be a problem. 5 mg of Vicodin (hydrocodone) is a low dose especially as a one time medication. The benadryl (diphenhydramine) will likely make you sleepy but there should NOT be a problem this one time. By all means you should NOT consume any alcoholic beverages tonight. ...Read more
Is it safe to mix vicodin and attivan on same day? I have a root canal appointment and I was wondering
NO: Make sure you consult with the endodontist before you take these meds. Also make sure you avoid driving or doing any activity that demands full attention. ...Read more
Severe pain after root canal sensative to hot cold n pressure still. On antibiotics for a week n vicodin for pain but still very painful what do I do?
I got a root canal done, and my face was swollen 2 days after, taking antibiotics and vicodin, its now been 5 days and still have swelling. Help?
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
Root canal 7/27. Tooth 30. antibiotics, Vicodin, steroids. Jaw pain excruciating. Can't open mouth much. Ear hurts. Endo says needs time. All okay.
Be patient: Your endodontist is probably right in suggesting patience as it is nearing time, more than a week, to start seeing improvement in pain and swelling with the medications you are on. I would say wait until Monday for a reassessment by your endodontist for any complication. ...Read more
See your DDS: According to the literature published by the dental association posterior teeth with previous root canal treatment have a six times great risk of fracturing if not covered by a crown for various reasons. I suggest that all posterior teeth that have root canal be restored appropriately within 30 days of root canal completion to avoid breakage. See your DDS for help. ...Read more
Cleansing: The center of he tooth s hollow, filled with soft sterile tissue in health. Infected, and diseased tissue must be removed. Root canal treatment cleans out the space, resterilizes the hollow and seals it from inside. To protect he tooth, it must be properly restored adhesively. ...Read more
Clean & fill: Root canal treatment today can be done painlessly and confortably under local anesthetic. Once anethesia is complete, the tooth is opened and the canals identified, cleaned and sterilized before sealing each canal with a sealer material. After treatment, the tooth will typical need a crown to protect it from fracture. ...Read more
Besides the many risks enumerated by dr bui, there is evidence that most root canals harbor chronic infections that can lead to a variety of serious health problems including cancer. See http://www. Westonaprice. Org/dentistry/root-canal-dangers
; http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/18/dangers-of-root-canaled-teeth. Aspx
; http://www. Dentistryhealth. Com/rootcanals. Html. ...Read more
Several things: If your root canal treatment fails, you may need to have the root canal treatment redone. However, this is very difficult and what the dentist will usually do is a procedure called an apico-ectomy. This is where the dentist will do a surgical procedure through the gum and bone and fill in the root tip. If this fails, you may need to have the tooth extracted and replaced with an implant or bridge. ...Read more
Dental procedure: As in any procedure medical and dental there is to be some pain expected but this can be managed. Your dentist may use a mucosal numbing agent before doing the dental block which makes things much easier to bear. After the procedure you will be sore but simple oral analgesia will usually do the trick. Topical agents, sat water gargles, ice (if tolerated), repeat dental blocks may help also. ...Read more
Nothing to something: Root canal post op varies from nothing meaning no pain or discomfort to some discomfort. But nothing major to keep you up at night or away from work. Mostly it will remove your original pain immediately. Sometimes a generalized soreness upon chewing or touching the area is normal for few days after the procedure. ...Read more
Not too young:
A root canal will save a tooth that has serious decay into the pulp, nerve tissue. The only other is extraction and. 19 is too young for extraction.
It is also important to work with your dentist on prevention and avoid future root canals. This will be improving diet, brushing flossing, regular dental care. ...Read more
Occlusion: I would have the occlusion checked. This is the way the tooth hits on the opposing tooth. This can keep a root canal tooth sore. Also, make sure there is no more infection around the tooth. Check adjacent teeth for problems. Sometimes these teeth are in trouble and can refer pain to a different area. Another consideration is that root canal teeth can be sensitive for longer than normal. ...Read more
Many root canals are complicated, general dentists are trained to do endo, but a microscopic endodontist is trained for2-3 more yrs, and much better at understanding complex root anatomy, and handling cases routinely that a gp finds difficult or impossible.
Most failing root canals that I see can be handled great if they had presented originally to the specialist! ...Read more
Confusion: You are confused about two different procedures. Root canal therapy is one procedure. Placing a crown on a tooth is a different procedure. Since it is difficult to determine, over the internet, exactly what your problem is, have your dentist explain to you in detail what treatment you need. ...Read more
Ideally: If there is an infection, then the root canal must be finished. If there is no infection, then it is a bit more complicated. If the tooth needs a major restoration like a crown, then ideally the root canal should be finished. If no treatment is planned for the tooth, then it may be okay to leave it unfinished for now, but it needs to be monitored closely in case it does develop an infection. ...Read more
Temporary treatment: Aside from treating primary, or baby teeth, with a pulpotomy instead of a root canal, a permanent tooth may be treated with a pulpotomy as a palliative or temporary treatment to relieve pain, especially when finances or great infection do not permit for completion of the root canal at that immediate time. The root canal must be completed on the permanent tooth in the future, however. ...Read more
Root canal: If a tooth can be saved with a good prognosis, the root canal is the treatment of choice. Root canal treatment is done under profound local anesthetic. It doesn’t hurt more than a filling or any other dental procedure. The root canal therapy on premolars is a routine, selective procedure. ...Read more
Keeping a tooth: A root canal will allow you to keep your tooth and maintain the integrity of your bite. When a tooth is extracted the space must be replaced or the teeth aroud the area will drifty causing future problems. A viable alternative is an extraction with an implant replacing it. If a tooth is badly broken down an extraction is the better choice. ...Read more
A Post: A post placed into the canal after a root canal can cause the root to crack. The post is placed to help anchor the crown if there is not enough tooth structure remaining. The post does not strengthen the tooth; it actually weakens the tooth. Undue forces applied when inserting a post aggressively can cause a crack. ...Read more
Maybe: There are many variables that affect postoperative pain. It would be advisable to return to the practitioner that provided the treatment for the best answer. If the pain is decreasing since the treatment it may be just a function of time until it subsides completely. If it is escalating there may be a problem. Give your DDS a call I'm sure they with have your best interest at heart. Good luck - ...Read more