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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) while taking vicodin after root canal therapy?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) while taking vicodin after root canal therapy?

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

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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?

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

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Is it safe to mix vicodin and attivan on same day? I have a root canal appointment and I was wondering

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

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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?

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?

Root canal: You should be heeling and starting to feel better by now. See the dentist that did the root canal for an evaluation to find out if there is a problem with this tooth or another tooth. ...Read more

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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?

Contact your dentist: It was not clear if your root canal treatment was started or completed and how much of the original swelling is still present. It is possible you may need some additional treatment and/or a different antibiotic. You should contact your dentist for re-evaluation. ...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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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.

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

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Old root canal are breaking?

Old root canal are breaking?

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

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What happens during a root canal?

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

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What is involved in a root canal?

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

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What are some of the root canal risks?

What are some of the root canal risks?

Chronic infection: 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

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What can happen if a root canal fails?

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

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I need root canal. How painful is this?

I need root canal. How painful is this?

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

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Is there an alternative to a root canal?

Is there an alternative to a root canal?

Extraction: Once you get to the point where the tooth is abscessed and the pulp, nerve is infected and degenerating your choices are to save the tooth with a root canal or to extract the tooth. ...Read more

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What should I expect after a root canal?

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

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Is 19 too young to be having a root canal?

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

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How to know if I really need a root canal?

Root canal: It is best to go for a consultation with your general dentist or endodontist. Hard to diagnose without an exam and x-rays. ...Read more

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What are signs that a root canal is going bad?

Inflammed or infecte: Also may mean sensitivity to heat or cold, which is indicative of a possible root canal problem. Several previous answers on this topic should be reviewed. ...Read more

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Why would I have pain weeks after my root canal?

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

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Why would someone perform an incomplete root canal?

Why would someone perform an incomplete root canal?

Difficult procedure: 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

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Please tell me, could a root canal be filled instead of crowned?

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

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Should root canal be finished if root is calcified?

Should root canal be finished if root is calcified?

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

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When should a pulpotomy be recommended instead of a root canal?

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

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Please help! I need a root canal on my premolars. What to expect?

Please help! I need a root canal on my premolars. What to expect?

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

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What are the benefits/risks of having a root canal versus an extraction?

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

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What are root canal treatments?

Nerve Removal: The nerve inside the tooth is either infected, necrotic (dead) or severly inflammed. To keep the tooth the nerve must be removed. This is done with small files, by hand or on a drill. After removal the space has to be filled properly and sealed. ...Read more

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What can cause a root canal crack?

What can cause a root canal crack?

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

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Can I have beer after a root canal?

Yes: Unless you're on medications that preclude you from doing so. Check with your dentist or pharmacist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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When does a tooth need a root canal?

Many reasons: It could be many reasons.

you can consult a dentist and get x-rays.

some reasons why you need root canal:
1- infection
2- broken tooth.
3- exposed tooth nerve.

best way to tell is to get an exam and x-rays by dentist to evaluate ...Read more

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Would my tooth hurt after a root canal?

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