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One endotontist told me to hurry up before it got pus in it and the other told me to leave it alone and see if it settled down after the crown procedure. Quack!

It depends on the situation, sometimes if you already have an acute infection the dentist may give you some antibiotics to start reducing the infection before having the root canal done. Partially this is done because it is pus can interfere with the anesthetic making it harder to get the area numb. Other dentists will open the canal and allow the pus to drain out of the center of the tooth, this relieves the pressure and pain. If you don't have an acute infection then it is best to get it done a.s.a.p. before one occurs, the longer you let things go the worse the prognosis is for the tooth to be retained long term. -RDH


Root canal has to be performed if the dental nerve has died and/or is infected. You may have no pain but still need a root canal treatment. Most common reasons for root canal treatment are bad caries and tooth abrasion at the dentist.

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Do you need a root canal if your jaw hurts?

There are many reasons your jaw could hurt that do not require a root canal. The only way you can know if you need a root canal is to be examined by a dentist.

What can you do to help from getting a root canal?

Brush and floss your teeth daily, and see your dentist regularly. If you get small cavities treated before they become too deep, you can avoid needing a root canal. Sometimes, though, the nerve in your tooth just dies and you need a root canal.

Tooth is in need of a root canal you have no cash how long before nerve dies or will it?

i worked for an endodontist(root canal dentist) IT WILL ABCESS!! talk about being in pain and lots of sweeling. the nerves wont just die. please get it pulled before it does abcess and dont wait until it hurts so bad that you cant stand it.

Do you really need a root canal?


Do you stop ecosprin before a root canal?


Do you bleed out if you smoke marijuana before a root canal?


What is the Ada code for a root canal?

D3310 Root canal, anterior (excluding final restoration) D3320 Root canal, bicuspid (excluding final restoration) D3330 Root canal, molar (excluding final restoration) These include the root canal and temporary filling. You may also need: D2950 Core buildup, including any pins You also need to add the permanent crowns.

Do you have to have a root canal before a pyogenic granuloma is removed?

Pyogenic granuloma and root canal are unrelated, and so are the treatments. One is not prerequisite to the other.

How long after a root canal before putting on a new crown?

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Do you have to get a root canal before getting your teeth bonded?


Do you have to have a root canal before you can cap a tooth?

Not necessarily. It depends on the extent and depth of the decay or fracture. If the decay has reached the nerve of the tooth, a root canal is indicated. If the decay has not reached the nerve, a root canal is not generally required.

Can root canal be done after a tooth has been capped?

Yes, my dentist told me today I might need to go back for a root canal.

About how long will a root canal procedure take Will I need to take pain medication after?

Root canals can take up to 6 hours. Be prepared for pain medication afterwards.

How long will antibiotics keep a person from having a root canal?


Do you need a crown after getting a root canal?

Yes, especially after a root canal on a molar, root canals remove important structure of a tooth and that may cause the tooth to break and will then have to be pulled

What are the signs of someone in need of a root canal?

if the tooth is extremely sensitive to touch and temperature and hurts often then it is most likely in need of a root canal. in general anytime you feel a discomfort of pain in a tooth you need to see a dentist just to prevent root canals. but if you let it get that bad then you probably procrastinated long enough and waited to long and got yourself into some mess. so you'll need a root canal now. . it started as a small cavity that you could of gotten filled in a short quick appointment and saved $$ but if you waited then you'l spend alot of $$$ and take alot of time at the office.

Can you have another root canal done on a tooth that's had a root canal done on it years ago?

Yes! Root canals like any other restoration are not permanent. You can still get infections in the root canals which will mean you will need that area retreated with another root canal. Usually you are sent to a specialist to get this procedure done.

Why do you need a root canal after you get braces on?

Root canals are not needed because of braces. It is just a coincidence if you need a root canal after you have had braces. Most likely what happened is that your home care was not the best while you had braces on so you developed a cavity. If the cavity is not treated it continues to get worse. Once the cavity gets close to the nerve of the tooth a root canal will have to be performed and the tooth will need a crown on it.

When you have a cavity and you don't fix it what will happen?

If you don't get your cavity filled, you will need a root canal, and if you dont get a root canal, your tooh will need to be extracted. I sudgest you get it filled unless you want to lose your tooth.

How long should you wit to eat after a root canal?

1 hour

How much does a root canal hurt and how do you know if you need one?

my friend had a root canal and it started hurting so he went to the dentist and his mouth was sore for 16 hours

Can you smoke marijuana before getting a root canal?

Well, I did, and it wasn't a problem.

If your root canal specialist told you that you could wait and not get a root canal because you are not feeling any pain should you get one anyway?

I am not a dentist, but I have had to get a root canal. If they say you need one get it done before it gets bad. I waited too long (I hate the dentist). The pain that the tooth started to cause was unbearable. My whole head was killing me after a while. I waited till it got infected and when I finnally got in I had to have it treated with antibiotics for something like two weeks before I could get the whole procedure done. Anyway, if I had to do it over I woould NOT have waited. Good luck.

Do you need a post after a root canal?

When do you know you really need a post on a molar if placing a crown

Do you need a crown after a root canal?

A crown is typically recommended after a root canal because the tooth will tend to become very brittle and may fracture easily. A crown can prevent this.