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What Are Signs That A Root Canal Is Going Bad
Depends: If you are starting with a badly infected tooth, there is likely going to be a bit more tenderness, as it may be more difficult to get adequate anesthesia due to the infection.Talk with your Endodontist about this before starting. We have excellent anesthetics , so most often there is little or no pain. If tooth not infected, then virtually no pain more often than not, in the hands of a specialist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not much: Don't believe what other people tell you. I have so many patients that tell me after i had performed the procedures that they have absolutely no pain. Make sure you find someone that can work with your pain tolerance and are sensitive to your need. For patients that are extremely anxious I use oral sedation as an adjunct. Talk to your dentist and obtain a referral to an endodontist if warranted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See Endodontist: Endodontists are dentists who specialize in saving bad root canal teeth, and have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing tooth pain after root canal treatment and use advanced special equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: It shouldn't hurt at all. You will be given a local anesthetic and as long as there's no large infection in the area of the injection, the anesthetic should block all of the sensations from the tooth reaching your brain. If you do feel some discomfort, tell the dentist and he will definitely give you more anesthetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's a lot: Yes. In this modern age of fluoridated water, toothpaste and all the information about the importance of brushing and flossing, that is a significant number of cavities to have and also to need a root canal. It's important to get these cavities taken care of and follow the dentist's instructions on how to improve your oral home care to prevent further cavities from occurring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a temporary crown put in after a root canal about 1 and 1/2 years ago and have not gotten the permanent crown put in. Is this bad?
Only if...: It's only bad if you mind losing the tooth. Temporary crowns are just that, temporary. They are not designed to last more than a very short time. Greatest risk is leakage of the sealing material between the cap and the tooth, allowing bacteria to get under the crown and destroy the tooth. Please see your dentist asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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