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Not all tooth pain is treated with a root canal surgery, it depends on what is wrong with the tooth and how bad it is.

Here are some causes of toothache and a possible treatment:

1) sensitive teeth. Not much can be done about this except for using special toothpaste.

2) Tooth decay. Treated by doing a filling.

3) Abscess. Often after the abscess has been treated with antibiotics it is necessary to root fill the tooth.

4. Sinuses. Sometimes a sinus problem or infection can cause referred pain in certain teeth. Treatment focuses on the sinuses then, not the teeth.

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Is there pain when you have the final filing done on a root canal tooth?

there shouldn't be pain


Is it secure to root canal the tooth of a 4 years baby?

no it will pain the baby


What if you hada root canal butt you still have a lot of pain?

what could have happened is that the root canal was not done properly, or the tooth was so damaged that the root canal did not work. In this event, the tooth may have to be pulled (its what happened to me about a week ago)


Do dentists remove the root of a tooth when a root canal is performed?

Yes, They do remove it. The reason for getting a tooth treated with the root canal treatment is because of the cavity of the teeth which has reached its root level and has started causing pain. Hence it is removed and treatment is completed by covering the infected tooth with the crown.


Can you get dry socket from a root canal?

No. By definition, a 'dry socket' is a painful condition that occurs following a tooth extraction, not a root canal. That is not to say that you cannot have pain following a root canal. You can, particularly if the tooth was acutely infected at the time of the root canal, or if the root canal is incomplete. You should consult with the dentist who performed the procedure and follow his/her recommendations.


Why does it hurt when i oprn my mouth yo eat 5 days after root canal - no pain right after root canal - the pain is on the same side i had the root canal but it doesnt hurt near the tooth?

Many times when the canal was deep and infected the dentist will use special files to widen the canal. This is essentially removing tissue from the tooth. this can cause the gums to be sore. Now if the root was not all removed you would feel pain in the exact tooth. thanks for reading.. Http://www.BrowardDDS.com is my Dental website.


What is the difference between a filling and a root canal?

A root canal clears away bacteria and damaged tissue to relieve pain and save the tooth. A filling restores the function and cosmetic appearance of the tooth; a root canal cleans and protects the soft tissue inside the tooth from further damage.


How long is the pain after a root canal?

Several days. And that tooth may be cold sensitive indefinitely .


Does a root canal increase the chances of losing a tooth?

No . . . the root canal procedure is intended to save the tooth.


How can you get the root canal to stop hurt you?

If there is pain in your root canal something must be wrong. Usually a completed root canal treatment should be pain-free. Go back to your Dentist. Or Find a new one. There may be an abscess forming around the tooth in the gums. Or they may not have properly removed the tissue inside the tooth.


Will teeth which have undergone root canal treatment still have chance to feel pain after months?

If a root canal has been done properly, the tooth itself will never feel pain again. The root canal process removes all nerve tissue from the inside of the tooth. However, there will still be nerves surrounding the tooth located in the periodontal ligament that attaches the tooth to the bone. These nerves feel pressure, and help you 'feel' your teeth when you bite down. After a root canal is done, you can still 'feel' pressure-type pain from these outside nerves if you bite on something too hard or break your tooth.


Do you need a root canal?

i think if your tooth hurts when you drink something cold or hot then you should go to the dentist because you most likely need one --------------- I disagree with the above answer. There are many reasons that a tooth may feel pain when exposed to heat or cold, and very few of them have anything to do with a root canal. Often people who need root canals have had some trauma to the tooth and their dentist will recommend a root canal. In many people, they don't realize that a root canal is needed until it becomes infected after the tooth dies. In this case, you will feel a throbbing pain, especially when pressure is put on the area. A root canal is needed when a tooth dies. The death of the nerve inside the tooth can cause painful and dangerous infections. A root canal removes the dead tissue (root) of the tooth and can prevent the infections and discomfort.


What is d3330 root canal therapy?

that is a root canal of a molar tooth. Meaning the dentist is removing the nerve and pulp of the tooth.


Is bananas good for root canal pain?

yes bananas is good for root canal pain


What is the risk of killing a nerve of a tooth that is causing you pain?

I assume you are talking about going to a dentist and having a root canal therapy performed on the tooth. This procedure removes the nerve and blood supply of the tooth. The interior of the tooth is then filled with an inert rubber material called gutta percha. The most common risks associated with a root canal are pain during the procedure that is usually effectively controlled with local anesthetics; pain after the procedure as the healing process begins, usually managed with OTC or prescription pain medication and antibiotics; failure of the root canal therapy, which may require either a second procedure or a surgical procedure called an apicoectomy and retrofill or extraction of the tooth. Assuming that the root canal therapy is successful, most teeth will soon require a crown restoration because the tooth will tend to become brittle and fracture. Having a crown placed prior to the fracture is highly recommended. Sometimes a root canal tooth will turn dark from the inside out. This will become a cosmetic concern if it is a front tooth visible when you smile or talk. Most root canal teeth can last many years, often a lifetime. However, sometimes root canal teeth will fail many years later for no apparent reason. Depending on the specific situation, the root canal may be repeated. For the best information, you should seek out a quality dentist and discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives with him/her.


How can you tell if a tooth has gone bad under a crown that has a root canal?

If a tooth has a root canal filling you will not be able to know because the main factors of a tooth that has gone bad is sensitive to hot and cold or tender when putting any pressure on the tooth but if it has a root canal it is slightly different because the nerve is removed so you cant feel it. The tooth if it has a root canal will always go dark as the tooth is dead but this does not mean it is bad. The main sign of a bad tooth that has had root canal is an abscess under the tooth so if you feel pain when lying down that is keeping you awake at night or when leaning forward it really hurts then you have an abscess and that tooth will most probably have to be re-root canalled by a specialist or extracted! :)


Symptoms of a root canal?

the symptoms from a tooth needing a root canal ranges. Root canal symptoms can arise from a tooth being traumatized or mostly commonly from a deep cavity or restoration that is close to the nerve. Every tooth has a nerve. When the nerve is violated it sends a pain message to the brain to let us know that something is wrong. Common symptoms of a tooth needing a root canals are: A: Unprovoked pain, meaning that you don't have to eat something cold, hot, or hard to bring on the pain B: Dull throbbing pain that comes and goes, but when it comes, it will last for hours at a time C: Pain and pressure on one side of the face D: Changes in posture or rapid movements can bring on pain Signs or a tooth needing a root canal usually swelling near the roots along with possible large cavities or fractures on the visible tooth surface Early detection and routine check ups by your dentist and can help prevent a tooth from needing a root canal


What are the results of a root canal?

With successful root canal treatment, the tooth will no longer cause pain. However, because it does not contain an internal nerve, it no longer has sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweets.


What is in the root canal of a tooth?

nerves and arteries


How do you get rid of tooth roots?

root canal


Tooth is sore 2 months after root canal and crown?

A tooth can be mildly sore two months after root canal therapy, because of the stress that the tooth has undergone. If the pain is more severe, it would be good to check it with a dentist, because the crown might need more adjustments, or there might be still some infection remained from the root canal.


Why would I have pain in different tooth than the one with the root canal?

I wished I had an answer to this question. During a root canal recently I could feel pain in a completely different tooth that wasn't even being worked on. And ever since then it has been bothering me? My dentist doesn't know why? WTH?


What is the normal result of a root canal?

With successful root canal treatment, the tooth will no longer cause pain. However, because it does not contain an internal nerve, it no longer has sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweets.The restored tooth may last a lifetime


Is replacing bonded tooth with a crown necessary to prevent root canal?

Is replacing bonded tooth with a crown necessary to prevent root canal?


How can you tell if you need a root canal?

you can tell if you need a root canal if your tooth has an infection like me i have a infection in the bottom of the root and i was searching about if it hurts and stuff. i am freaked am not lying do not be afraid if you have extreme pain(like Me) go to the dentist. just do not wait till extreme pain it will hurt if you do. Answer Yes if you experience tooth pulp damage, or other injuries or diseases of the teeth that cause pain, infection, and loss of teeth. A root canal helps save not only the health of a single tooth, but surrounding teeth, as well as providing pain relief and return of chewing function.