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Why would an endodontist give up on doing a root canal before he finished it?

Why would an endodontist give up on doing a root canal before he finished it?

Something gone wrong: He wouldn't unless something went wrong, or is more complicated than originally thought, if simply gives up, and doesn't explain, and doesn't make an appropriate referral, (s)he has not performed service correctly. Go back to your general dentist, or find a good one if don't have. Important (opinion): for dental or general health problems, always c good generalist first (topic 4 blog 2 come). ...Read more

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Endodontics (Definition)

Endodontists are experts in treating diseases of the pulp and peri-apical tissues. They now do root canals under a microscope if they have remained current. Their procedures are mostly pain free with very positive results. They are proficient in treating difficult cases and know root anatomy better than anyone. They are also experts ...Read more


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What else besides a shot of novocaine can a endodontist give you for a root canal?

Another shot: There are different shots that can be given: in the back jaw, around the tooth, in the gum pockets of the tooth and down the canals in the root of the tooth. Sometimes some doctors may prescribe a valium or a sedative medication to help patients. Consult your endodontist. ...Read more

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My endodontist started a root canal and put a temp crown on it. Going to finish in 2 weeks and put another temp on it. 3rd visit is crown. Normal?

Root Canal: Yes very normal. Often root canal procedures take a couple of appointments to complete. A crown is placed almost as a standard of care on molar teeth in the us., after root canal due to extensive loss of tooth structure, and to protect tooth as root canal treated teeth can be more brittle after procedure. Be sure to follow up and have crown placed to protect tooth for many years of use. ...Read more

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Can't use epinephrine i get rapid heart rate, endodontist wants to give me 20 mg Valium crushed 1/2 hour before root canal. Is this ok?

Can't use epinephrine i get rapid heart rate, endodontist wants to give me 20 mg Valium crushed 1/2 hour before root canal.  Is this ok?

Epinephrine: After over 40 years of dental practice I have had only a handful of patients who truly are sensitive to Epinephrine in local anesthetics. Almost all patient who say they react with an increased heart rate do so because of the release of their own epi due to anxiety, or react from poor injection technique. Ask your dentist about the use of sweet air instead of valium. Btw ok with precautions. ...Read more

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When will lan endodontist do a root canal ?

When will lan endodontist do a root canal ?

When needed.: Usually there is pain and/or swelling that signals to a person that their tooth requires root canal treatment. Some teeth give little indication that there's a problem within their dental pulp or area around the roots. These cases are often discovered, unexpectedly, during a routine dental examination. ...Read more

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Can an endodontist see if you need a root canal?

Yes: An endodontist or general dentist can perform diagnostic tests to determine if you need a root canal. Sometimes it can be very difficult to determine which tooth is causing pain, or in some cases if it is from a tooth at all. An endodontist or general dentist will be able to help you figure this out. ...Read more

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Could endodontists prescribe pain pills after a root canal?

Could endodontists prescribe pain pills after a root canal?

Root canal pain: Yes, an endodontist may prescribe pain medication following a root canal. They may also prescribe an antibiotic if they feel it is indicated. The decision will be left to the endodontist performing the treatment. ...Read more

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Has anyone had an iinexperienced endodontist cause a root canal gone wrong?

Yes...: Unfortunately, every profession has its bad eggs, despite how many credentials on the wall. In fact, if there are too many, would worry about the self-confidence of the professional. Having said that, am not sure what you are basing your statement that the endodontist is 'inexperienced'. That is not an assessment you can likely make. Perhaps you are just pissed. ...Read more

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Why would an endodontist do my root canal and not a regular dentist?

Why would an endodontist do my root canal and not a regular dentist?

Complexity: General dentist evaluate the tooth and see if he/she can do the root canal. If the root canal looks too complex they may send the patient to a endodontist. The endodontist spercializes in root canals and is especially good at complex procedures. Last the dentist for whatever reason may not feel comfortable with doing the root canal. ...Read more

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Why should an endodontist do my root canal and not my regular dentist?

C prior answers ++: Ever good health professional--- be it physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, generalist (regular), chiropractic, acupuncturist, osteopath, specialists, physical therapist, nutritionist, alternative medical therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists (md or do), must know their limitations and know when to refer. Basic tenet: first, do no harm. ...Read more

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