Can getting a root canal or cavity hurt?

Dental work. When the anesthetic wears off, some discomfort occurs, easily dealt with by the pain medication u are given.
Pain. No neither procedure is painful as long as your doctor uses adequate anesthesia. You should feel no discomfort from either procedure!
It shouldn't. Dentistry today is virtually pain free... After you are given a local anesthetic, you should not feel anything.

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I have a cavity on my upper right 2nd molar and I have to get a root canal, but it's so expensive. Should I get it removed?

Upper root canal. In my opinion, you should not have a tooth removed that can be saved. That being said, extraction of the tooth is a decision you should make with your dentist. There may be other factors involved such as other needed dental treatment, whether there are other missing teeth, whether the extraction will affect other teeth or your bite. Ask your dentist if he works with care credit for payment help. Read more...
No-brainer. If your tooth is restorable, have the root canal and save your natural tooth. Check with your dental school for affordable root canal fee. Read more...
Least expensive Rx. Root canal + Crown is less expensive than removing the tooth, having the lower molar overreact, possibly interfering with your occlusion and causing TMJoint dysfunction. Loss of posterior support may also result in migration, flaring, and spacing of the anterior teeth. Follow your Dentist's advice. Read more...
Save your tooth. The best way to preserve your oral health and chewing function is to save a tooth that can be saved. This is the entire purpose for the root canal procedure. Yes, repairing the damaged tooth is an investment, but it is one that you will be happy you made. Extracting the tooth is not necessarily a more affordable option when you consider the need for bridgework or a dental implant to replace it. Read more...

13 year old has deep cavity... Dentist says she needs a root canal. Is that safe? She'd have to get a silver crown. Is it better to just pull it?

This response is. From a non-dentist. You will likely also have outstanding input from healthtap dentists. I just wanted to point out one issue. When you pull a tooth - that leaves a space. Over time other teeth may coalesce toward that open space. Thus pulling a tooth effects not just that tooth but also the teeth around it. Read more...
No-no -no. If your finger was broken would you want it amputated? A root canal would preserve the tooth and keep all the other teeth in line and prevent crooked and shifting of other teeth.A missing tooth can cost more to replace than a root canal and crown. Read more...
NO . NEVER. Get is treated as per your dentists recommendations. The minimal expense now to save the tooth will pale in comparison to what an implant, orthodontics etc will cost later down the road. Dave it while it can still be saved. Make sure your child also has routine dental checkups to prevent such things from happening again. Hope this helps. Read more...

I had a deep cavity and a deep cleaning same tooth. The gums hurt on and off 2 months after, is this normal or is a root canal needed?

2 months? Not normal. Some degree of pain is normal for at most a few days, not months, after a deep cleaning and removal of deep decay. If your bite on that tooth is normal, then see your dentist for a thorough evaluation. As you wrote, you may need root canal treatment. Read more...
See your dentist. See your dentist. There are different possibilities for what it can be and only a dentist can give you a good differential diagnosis. Read more...
Not normal. No, it's not normal and should be evaluated. There are many possible causes, perhaps multiple ones and perhaps more than one tooth is involved. You don't necessarily need rct. Your own dentist can determine what's wrong and what treatment is indicated. Read more...

My 8 year old daughter had an extremeky large cavity in her top back molar. She was missing 4 sides of the tooth. They recommend a root canal but there really isn't any tooth left to save. Would u still recommend a root canal or get it pulled and use a sp

Get help. if its top back tooth in an 8y old it's a 6y molar, a permanent tooth. Unlike baby teeth if a permanent tooth is lost there is no additional permanent tooth waiting to replace it. Please consult with Orthodontist and with Endodontist (Root Canal Specialist). Removal of permanent molar has serious Orthodontic consequences. What you do now will affect the rest of her life. Seek consultations. Read more...
Try to Save It. Even if the tooth does not appear to have much structure left to support a restoration, its retention is important to preserve the supporting bone. A root canal and a restoration may be a long-term temporary solution until something more definitive can be done at a later date, such as an implant. Read more...
Visit a pedodontist. If the tooth can be saved with root canal, the pedodontist will discuss your options for stainless steel crown. Read more...
Dental Treatment. Root canal therapy is only part of the picture... if the tooth is missing much of it's structure, then a crown would also be necessary. Much to discuss with an endodontist and the restorative dentist. Read more...

Will I need to be put under for a root canal/cavity?

Put under. Generally root canal treatment can be done with local anesthetics. However, some people have extreme dental anxiety and cannot or do not want to have dental treatment done unless under IV sedation. Read more...
No. If you are ok to get a filling without being "put under", you will be fine getting a root canal also. Very few people need more than local anesthesia! Read more...
See your dentist. is a common procedure, generally performed under local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia by a specially trained dentist or endodontist. Often root canal is the best solution to keep your tooth for a lifetime. See your dentist for x-ray and evaluation. Most dentist know how to do a root canal. Read more...