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How long can you wait after pulpotomy before root canal?

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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sooner = better

It can be a ticking time bomb depending on the situation.
Pulpotomy is usually an emergency treatment (except on Primary [baby] teeth). Get in to see the Dentist or Endodontist (specialist in root canals) ASAP. Good Luck.

In brief: Sooner = better

It can be a ticking time bomb depending on the situation.
Pulpotomy is usually an emergency treatment (except on Primary [baby] teeth). Get in to see the Dentist or Endodontist (specialist in root canals) ASAP. Good Luck.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Don't wait

The pulpitomy is only a temporary emergency relief and generally is rarely done.
It is only a matter of time before the tooth flares up again. Have the root canal done soon.

In brief: Don't wait

The pulpitomy is only a temporary emergency relief and generally is rarely done.
It is only a matter of time before the tooth flares up again. Have the root canal done soon.
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dr. Ragan Faler
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not long

I would not wait too long to have your tooth treated as you are allowing the infection to continue.

In brief: Not long

I would not wait too long to have your tooth treated as you are allowing the infection to continue.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dr. Richard Ruden
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Dr. Jeff Kimble
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ASAP

In my practice, most patients will find relief from pain with a pulpotomy/pulpectomy for about a month.
Then it will start hurting again. This said, you should still complete the root canal treatment asap to start the healing process.

In brief: ASAP

In my practice, most patients will find relief from pain with a pulpotomy/pulpectomy for about a month.
Then it will start hurting again. This said, you should still complete the root canal treatment asap to start the healing process.
Dr. Jeff Kimble
Dr. Jeff Kimble
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry

In brief: Not long

Normally i rec less than 2 months to my patients.
Some have gone a year with out prob but others have re-infected after less than 2 months. The sooner you get it done the better. The pain can come back.

In brief: Not long

Normally i rec less than 2 months to my patients.
Some have gone a year with out prob but others have re-infected after less than 2 months. The sooner you get it done the better. The pain can come back.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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