Can root canal treamtnet discolor teeth?

Absolutely not! Root canal treatment does not discolor teeth. Teeth may discolor if the nerve ; other tissues inside the canal(s) of the tooth become non-vital ; necrotic. Then internal staining can show through ; darken the tooth. When a tooth has had rct it can change color over time. Internal bleaching is only necessary after\if staining ; not as a precaution, nor if the tooth is crowned.Not all rct need crown.
Can but shouldn't . If all pulp tissue is removed, bleaching irrigation is used, and the root canal is performed w a microscope, the tooth will not darken! it may lose translucency, but not darken. Technique is important!

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Does anyone know, after a tooth has root canal treatment done to it, does it discolor in the future?

Sometimes. Teeth that have had root canal therapy can darken over time moreso than vital teeth. Many such teeth have crowns, so the darkening is a mute point. There is a technique where internal bleaching can be done on the dark tooth to try to lighten it, from the inside out. If that fails and you don't need a crown, then a laminate may be the answer. Read more...
Sometimes. There can be a slight darkening of the tooth since the root canal tooth no longer has any internal moisture in it due to the loss of the pulp tissue and the materials used to fill in the tooth. If not all of the tissue is removed from the pulp chamber, then the tooth can darken- this would be seen in front teeth. Read more...

What do teeth like like after root canal treatment?

The same . . . . Teeth treated endodontically should look the same, with the exception of an access hole that is drilled on the biting surface of back teeth or the back sides of front teeth. If there is a lot of decay on the tooth, removal of it may alter the appearance of the tooth. Either way, the tooth will be filled so that it is properly sealed and most often, this is barely noticeable. Read more...

I have done root canal treatment for my teeth, now its again paining after 3 months. What to do now?

Follow up Check. The tooth which had a root canal may be experiencing pain from a variety of causes. If the nerve tissue was incompletely obturated or if the tooth has fractured (prior to a build-up filling and crown placement)- then you could be experiencing the pain you've described. However, it is quite difficult to make an assumption without inspection or radiographs. See your dentist for a follow-up. Read more...
See a dentist ASAP. Depending upon the severity and type of pain, i would see the dr. Who treated and performed the root canal if possible. The source of your issue may be a cracked tooth or root, or a re-infection of the roots or gum tissue. Read more...
See your dentist. If there was no pain and you suddenly startedhhurting..Could be lot of different reasons..Most common if the tooth got cracked ..If wad not crowned and is aback molar..Also could be the root canal treatment itself ..Your dentist would be the bedt to evaluate.. Read more...

Should root canal treatment be done on the supporting teeth for a bridge?

No. Unless the particular tooth is essentially gone and can't be crowned or fixed on own and be stable, no. Read more...
Possibly. It is not abnormal for a root canal to need to be performed on a supporting (abutment) tooth of a bridge. If the nerve is inflamed or infected, the root canal must be performed. The only other option is tooth removal and loss of the bridge. Read more...
Depends. If the nerves of the supporting teeth die or develop "irreversible" symptoms like waking you at night, aching throughout the day, etc, then yes, they would probably need endodontic treatment. But in general, just because a tooth supports a bridge does not mean it needs a root canal done. Read more...

What is crowning? Normally those that did root canal treatment did the crowning also. Does it permanently stick to teeth?

Tooth Covering. A crown, also referred to as a cap, is a covering that is placed over a tooth. Crowns are placed to protect a tooth from failure, such as breaking, or to replace parts of a missing tooth. A crown is permanently cemented to the tooth. If the crown falls off it can easily be recemented by a dentist. Read more...
Protective cover. A crown is a durable cap that veneers and gives strength to teeth that have been weakened by decay or fracture. It is permanently cemented to the tooth, but can still fail if not cared for. If you had a root canal by your general dentist, he or she will likely place a crown after. If an endodontist (specialist) did your root canal, you will be referred back to your general dentist for the crown. Read more...
Tooth Covering. A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. Porcelain generally has the most natural appearance, your dentist will decide which material is best to use. Read more...

30 minutes ago I had a root canal treatment for my upper teeth and now am experiencing a headache…Do I need to take some medicine?

Postoperatory pain. The most likely reason you had root canal treatment was because an infected tooth. Once you start the treatment the pain generally diminishes but can still continue. Generally the treatment requires several session. Meanwhile you should consult with the treating dentist for the need for antibiotics or pain medication or both. Read more...
Yes, it would help. It would be a good idea to take what ever you normally take for your headaches. Just the stress of having endodontic treatment can induce your headache and some local anesthetics can cause a headache as well. Good luck and feel better! Read more...
Take OTC Pain relief. The nature of root canal treatment requires patients to keep their mouth open for extended periods of time. This stretching of the muscle can lead to a headache. Simple over the counter pain medications will usually relieve the pain. If it continues be sure to call your treating dentist to advise of your condition. Good news - it is a temporary condition. Read more...

I had root canal treatment 1 month back. Pain subsided in a few days. But whenever I press my teeth together, the crowned teeth hurts a little. Help!

High bite on crown? If the root canal was done properly and the tooth crowned you should not have these symptoms. If the root canal was over filled or under filled then there still might be some inflammation at the tip of the root. You may want to see your dentist again to check your bite and make sure the root canal done on the tooth is successful. It may also be a crack in the root. Read more...
See your dentist. Most teeth that have undergone a root canal will not be sensitive at all. If it persists, you should see the dentist who performed the root canal for evaluation and x-ray. Read more...
Success rate. Success rate of root canal is not 100%. May be problem with root canal, or crown constructed "too high". See DDS first to see if crown needs to be adjusted, if not a problem, see DDS who did root canal for advice. Read more...

I had root canal treatment, is it normal that the teeth next to the treated tooth feel tender to biting?

Not unusual. After any type of dental work it is not unusual to have referred pain to adjacent areas for a short period of time. This is due to the inflammation in the area. Read more...
Quite possible... There may be some inflammation following treatment. Your dentist performing the procedure may be able to provide you with a mild analgesic to alleviate this inflammation. It may provide you with the relief you are looking for. Read more...
Sometimes. It is normal for the treated tooth to hurt or feel tender. The discomfort may be referred to other teeth, especially in the lower arch. Also, if the teeth are in the upper arch, a sinus infection may cause the teeth to hurt. Read more...
Yes this can. Be noted. One possible reson is that the bite load on the treated tooth was changed or even removed as a part of the root canal procedure. This places a little more load/chewing stress on the adjacent teeth. Also, inflammation from the "sick" tooth can have an influence on the neighbors. Explain this issue w your treating dentist. Read more...