Is a dentist as qualified to do a root canal as an endodontist?

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Yes, legally all general dentists are qualified to do root canals. But, IMO not as qualified as an endodontist who has gone through 2-3 years of additional training in the specialty and does ONLY root canals all day rather than once/week.

I would only let an endodontist do my root canal and similarly (but more serious) I would only let a heart surgeon do my bypass surgery.
All Dentists are qualified to do root canals.
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Is a root canal necessary if a dentist takes an x-rays discovers a swollen nerve and spot but the patient has absolutely no pain?

Find you another dentist; have that one transfer your records over to him/her from your old dentist. Then have the new dentist check your mouth out. This would be a second opinion. If it turns out the same way, then go back to your old dentist, or if not, then keep the new one. Some of these, just l ( Full Answer )

If your tooth is broken will the dentist pull it fill it or do a root canal?

Possibly a root canal. Or he could put a false half on it. Dentists NEVER "glue back on" the other half. If it is a small"chip" most likely a filling will do it. A larger break willrequire a filling to make the tooth "tooth shaped" again and then acrown. A root canal is only needed if the tooth had ( Full Answer )

What can you do if your dentist didn't finish your root canal?

Have it done as soon as possible. Any leftover nerve tissue may become calcified over time and cause future complications with the treatment. Any leftover bacteria will cause infection in the tooth and jaw. . Answer . i had a partial root canal and had a temporary filling put in it. i waited t ( Full Answer )

How can you 'regrow' the root nerve and pulp of a tooth after a reckless dentist has removed them in preparation for an unnecessary root canal?

The nerve can not regenerate in a tooth, instead what is left of it will eventually die. You would be better off having the root canal treatment completed and if it is a back tooth you NEED a crown on the tooth to prevent breaking the tooth in the future.. Answer . The tissue inside a tooth cann ( Full Answer )

What is a root canal?

It is a procedure used to save an abscessed tooth by removing the dental pulp (nerve), usually if the tooth is dead or has had the pulp exposed (due to cavities or fractures). After the pulp is removed and any infection has been resolved, the hollow area left behind after the nerve is removed is fil ( Full Answer )

Could a shadowy area below a tooth root on an xray be a large abcsess if you have no pain or swelling and should you let the dentist do a root canal with no anesthetic to see if you feel pain?

Root canals can and are done without anesthetic if a tooth is known to be dead. This can usually be determined *before* the root canal is started. To answer your question, if a tooth is dead and asymptomatic, you may be able to have the procedure without anesthetic but the main reason would be to av ( Full Answer )

1 dentist says the tiny dark spot on xray at the root means root canal is needed another says its just irritation that a grind plate will help heal the tooth can still feel coldhot can it heal?

The Dark spot on the xray could be a number of things. i hope it isn't a lower premolar, because it could be the mental foramen. Anyway. If you still have hot/cold sensation it is a sign that the tooth is vital. ie the nerve still works. If you are having symptoms of discomfort. aka PAIN. then the t ( Full Answer )

Cracked back molar which your dentist says can be fixed by extraction safely without worry of tooth movement or looseness should you do this or have root canal therapy done and a crown with a post the?

It totally depends on you and how you feel about losing a tooth as well as the financial aspects. I do have to say though check around with people you know that have had root canals because many people that I know have always said don't ever get a root canal as they have caused them many problems. D ( Full Answer )

If a tooth was healthy a dentist injured it while prepping it for a crown necessitating a root canal do I have any recourse He refuses to admit damage demands full pmt 800?

If the dentist was prepping the tooth for a crown, the tooth was not 'healthy'. More than likely, the decay that necessitated the crown was closer to the nerve than was first realized, and when the dentist removed all the decay, the nerve was exposed and a root canal became necessary. This was NO ( Full Answer )

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 ( Full Answer )

I had a root canal on tooth days ago. Still taking strong pain pills and antibiotics. Dentist said he does not know anything else to do. Any suggestions?

Answer 1 . First continue taking antibiotics, secondly if the root canal was completed you SHOULD NOT be having any pain at all. If your dentist does not know what else to do, you should search out another dentist that can help you. also if you are in that much pain that you need pain killers, so ( Full Answer )

What does an endodontist do?

Endodontists are specialized dentist, There area of work is focusedon disease, damage to and repair of dental pulp. One of the mostcommon procedures that involve Endodontists are root canaltherapies, such as when cavities have penetrated crowns andinfected/destroyed the underlying root tissues.

What are root canals?

Root canal treatment is a type of dental procedure that addressesthe roots of teeth. Also known as an endodontic treatment, rootcanal procedures address nerve damage, tooth pulp damage, or otherinjuries or diseases of the teeth that cause pain, infection, andloss of teeth. A root canal helps save no ( Full Answer )

What area of dentistry makes the most money pediatric dentist Endodontist Orthodontist etc?

an established orthodontist makes by far the most money, and ironically does the LEAST amount of work. Once you have a successful practice in place as an orthodontist, you are essentially making well over $400k to simply change the occasional wire on a kid's braces a couple times a week. Your assist ( Full Answer )

Why have a root canal?

A root canal is a procedure that can extend the useful life of a tooth that is infected and would otherwise be lost. If your quality of life or your appearance will not be adversely affected, then a root canal is not absolutely necessary, but the tooth should then be extracted to get rid of the infe ( Full Answer )

Are all dentist trained to do root canals?

Of course!!! They won't work on root canal if they're are not trained for it. Some dentist have assistance from a person that doesn't know much about root canal, but only to help the actual peraon doing the root canal.

What can you not do after a root canal?

After a root canal, it is highly recommended to put a crown on the tooth. After putting the crown you can eat anything u want but do not forget to brush twice a day. If you didn't put the crown even then you can chew things but not very hard.

Can you go to the er for a root canal?

No. The ER will only give you a prescription for an antibiotic or extract the tooth. Root canals are time-consuming elective procedures that are not appropriate for the ER setting. Besides that, most ER physicians are not trained in root canal procedures, and the ER is not equipped to perform root c ( Full Answer )

Is vomiting normal after a root canal?

I would think not. The vomiting could be from the stress or fear, or if you are taking a pain killer. Call your dentist immediately. If you still have pain, pain can also cause nausea in some individuals, but I am likely to think it could be from pain killers you are taking.

How do you know you need a root canal?

Only a dentist can know for absolutely sure, but if you have severe tooth pain or an abscess (an infection of the tooth that can involve swollen gums or jaw), then it's likely you might need one. Any of these symptoms are signs to call your dentist. Root canals are often feared as being horribly ( Full Answer )

What to expect after a root canal?

This is a very common question. Let me explain what to expect after a root canal. 1) Since your mouth is kept open for so long the muscles in your jaw will be very sore. 2) You will be numbed for the procedure please keep in mind you shouldn't eat until the numbness goes away (1-4 hours afterwa ( Full Answer )

Is a DDS dentist more qualifies than a DMD dentist?

No, they are equivalent degrees. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click under the related links section (Wikipedia) indicated directly below this answer section.

Does the root canal process hurt?

Yes, it does. I've had anything you can think of done to my teeth, including extraction, and I'm afraid root canal treatment is the most painful. It lasts an hour, it's tough to keep your mouth open the entire time and it's a sharp pain (although not constant) that you can barely bare. I've had it d ( Full Answer )

How does a baby root canal work?

Not given to babies. ANOTHER ANSWER: Sometimes a procedure called a 'pulpotomy' is performed on baby teeth. It is essentially the same as a root canal procedure on an adult tooth. The tooth is numbed with local anesthetic, the tooth is opened with a dental drill, the nerve and the infection is r ( Full Answer )

Can you do root canal filling in bleeding canals?

Yes. That just means the tooth is still vital (or alive). If the tooth is opened and the canals aren't bleeding this means the tooth is neucrotic or dead. The tooth has no more nutrients going to it, meaning the doctor will clean through and though, using files all the way out of the canal to clear ( Full Answer )

Is root canal going to hurt?

I got one recently and I am only ten and they don't hurt except for when they drill the whole and when they give you the shot! But other than that you will be fine! and if you are scared just think about when it is DONE!

Could DMD do root canals?

A DMD is the same as a DDS - it just depends where you went to school. Since both degrees are dentists...YES, a DMD can do root canals. The specific specialist that does root canals is an endodontist, but general dentists can do them as well.

Why the dentist can't deaden the gum for root canal?

All dentists do, if in fact after injection of lidocaine is injected area should become numb. If infection is present lidocaine may not penetrate. At this point antibiotics should be prescribed to the patient, and then return to clinic to begin treatment again.

What is the preparation of a root canal?

the dentist may prescribe an antibiotic, then the patient should take the full prescribed course. With the infection under control, local anesthetic is more effective, so that the root canal procedure may be performed without discomfort.

What protects a root canal?

Once root canal treatment is performed, the patient must have a crown placed over the tooth to protect it. The cost of the treatment and the crown may be expensive.

Who does root canals?

Root canal treatment may be performed by a general dentist or by an endodontist, a dentist who specializes in endodontic (literally "inside of the tooth") procedures.

What do endodontists do?

They perform root canal treatments. Which is a procedure done for the pulp chamber and root canals of the tooth.In this procedure;tooth chamber and canals are disinfected from bacteria and cleaned from infection and filled with special filling designed for the root canals. القنوا ( Full Answer )

I have a root canal but want to take out the root canal?

Im not sure of the question but sounds like the doctor already removed the inerts of the tooth and placed a filling into the root. That is what a root canal therapy is. If you want to remove the root canal filling material and replace it with a more biocompatible material there are dentist that do t ( Full Answer )

Can the dentist reuse your old gold crown on the same tooth after a root canal?

depends on the reason the crown had to be taken off if it was for caries the crown should be replaced if it happened just because the pulp started hurting but with no caries involved he might be able to glue the crown with temporary glue preform the root canal and then glue it again permanently -tho ( Full Answer )

Where can one find a qualified dentist?

One can find a qualified dentist by asking friends and families for recommendations. Some qualified dentist are usually recommended on employee's benefits.

How do you know if dentist is right you need root canal?

You can get a second opinion, you can ask the dentist for the factsincluding any x-ray evidence. The first time I got a root canalover 40 years ago I am certain beyond doubt that I needed it. Thedentist began drilling and I pointed out that he did not administernovacane. He said "Don't worry; you do ( Full Answer )