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What are signs that a root canal is going bad?

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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How badly will a root canal hurt?

How badly will a root canal hurt?

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 more

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How badly wills a root canal procedure hurt?

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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 more

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How bad does a root canal hurt and for how long?

Root canal pain: Most root canal treatment does not hurt at all. If there is pain after a root canal you should call the treating dentist. ...Read more

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How do you reverse the effects of a bad root canal?

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 more

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I've to get a root canal and a crown, how bad will it hurt?

I've to get a root canal and a crown, how bad will it hurt?

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 more

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What is that bad smell during a root canal?

What is that bad smell during a root canal?

Abscess: If your tooth was necrotic when the treatment was started, it is very likely that the bad smell is coming from the pus that was present inside your tooth. ...Read more

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Is 18 cavities and a needed root canal bad for me if i'm only 19?

Is 18 cavities and a needed root canal bad for me if i'm only 19?

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 more

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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 more

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What are signs of infection after a root canal?

What are signs of infection after a root canal?

Pain, swelling: Common signs of infection after a root canal could be pain on biting, swelling on the area. If the root canal was recently completed, it may still be healing. ...Read more

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