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Root Canals

Root Canal or endodontic therapy is a series of treatments for the pulp of a tooth, intended to eliminate and protect the decontaminated tooth from future infection. When done properly, the procedure is relatively painless.

Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Retirement Planning, Medicare and Medicaid, Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery, Root Canals

Does medicaid pay for root canals partials or crowns when pregnant in the state of Louisiana?

Medicaid will pay for root canals, partials, crowns, etcetera regardless of state and pregnancy status. There are only specific offices that offer these treatments for medicaid patients, though, so make sure you visit an accredited dentist that accepts this form of payment. ...
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Can you eat before you get a root canal?

depends on the anesthetic if its local then yes if you are being put to sleep either by gas or injection then it is not recommended ...
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Is slight tooth discomfort normal after a root canal?

Yes, it is. If the discomfort does not ease, this is a sign of failure of the root treatment. I would suggest that if the discomfort is not severe, to wait a couple of weeks to see if it settles. An antiinflammatory drug such as Ibuprofen is often recommended for a couple of days post-operatively. I hope this is of some use to you. Answer Yes, after a root canal you might feel some pain for a few days, and then some discomfort...
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Should a tooth crack after a root canal?

No. A properly completed root canal should look exactly like a normal tooth from the outside (except where the drilling was filled), but should not crack. As to sensation, the nerve has been removed and you should no longer have feeling in the tooth if everything was completed as it should be. If you are experiencing pain or anything unusual in the tooth (like cracking, yikes!) I would definitely go back to your dentist. Or perhaps a different one if yours flubbed...
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Is it possible to do 8 root canals in 5 hours?

Probably it would be too much medication and trauma for the patient.
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How painful is a root canal on a scale of 1 to 10?

Pain depends on the severity of the infection, the depth of the root canal, the "skill" of the dentist, and your pain threshold. There's lots of factors in a root canal which can increase/decrease pain. I've personally had three root canals. At some points during, it is not comfortable at all. I've never felt pain during any of my root canals, probably because of the anasthetic which is used. In my last root canal I had a small ache afterwards for two...
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Can a failed root canal affect your ears?

It's possible. Or it could be that your ears are making your teeth sore. Go to the dentist and have the area checked or to the doctor and have your ears checked. A failed upper root canal effected my hearing on that side. Going to neither dentist, neurologist, EENT Specialist nor family physician ever proved useful. X-rays, MRI and CAT Scan showed nothing. Hearing tests showed some hearing loss due to ringing/buzzing in the ear which began in conjunction with the root canal....
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What is the treatment for infected molar?

Root canal therapy or extraction. Infected teeth can never get better on their own. ...
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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 any bacteria. If the tooth is bleeding, there isn't a need to go out of the canal, to the end or a mm short...
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If coverage under a company plan pays 50 percent for root canal and crowns can you get a supplemental plan that covers part or all of the other 50 percent?

I have not seen a supplemental policy that would cover the difference. If you did happen to be lucky enough to find such a policy that would, make sure there is not a limitation for a "pre-existing condition" or a waiting period that would need to be satisfied before "major" treatment, like root canals & crowns, is allowed. Doesn't help with your original question, but may be of use if you do find your answer. Best of luck! ...
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Can you get braces a day after getting a root canal?

yes you can although you will have to wait 2 hours or the braces may stuff up a friend of mine had that happen to me hope this answer helped ...
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Can you lose your taste from a failed root canal?

Not normally as the taste buds are on the upper surface of the tongue, around the soft palate (roof of the mouth), the upper esophagus and also the epiglottis. ...
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How painful is a root canal?

there are many clinics for root canal and its depends upon best doctors and best dental products which is used at the time of operation. so you will to choose trhe best dictors and best dental products. there is no pain when you treated from experience one doctors. ...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Root Canals

What antibiotic should you take for an abscessed tooth?

Penicillin or amoxycillin is the primary choice. But 15% of people are allergic to that antibiotic. Only a dentist or a physician can chose the best antibiotic for you. ...
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Can you smoke weed after a root canal?

You can but shouldn't. You should wait for a while until the body has time to adjust to the canal so that it does not get infected ...
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When you get a root canal do they prescribed you pain meds?

Most likely a drug such as ibupropen or naproxen as the most pain you will have after the procedure will be inflammation if the therapy is done properly. Granted the inflammation especially if it involves either of the ligaments can be either mild to excruciating pain when biting pressure is applied to the tooth but a dental professional will not allow this hyperocclusion to take place as they will minimize the crown so it does not touch the contact tooth/teeth on the...
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What is an antibioma?

antibiotic induced swelling....'oma' = tumour (swelling) eg: breast when an abscess occur in the breast and antibiotic was given, without even draining the abscess, the abscess cavity next will become fibrous and it result in firm to large lump in the breast. this hard lump can be confused for malignancy. to teat this... excision need to be done... ...
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What can you do for a painful dry socket?

If it is a true dry socket, you can go to the dentist that removed the tooth and they can pack the whole with medicated gauze. You can also try putting a tea bag over it and firmly but gently biting down. Just a little more pressure than is needed to hold the tea bag in place. ...
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What is an alternative to novocaine?

Novocaine is a trade name for Procaine. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) is an alternative. Procaine was first synthesized in 1898 and was the first injectable man-made local anesthetic. It was created by the German chemist Alfred Einhorn (1857--1917) who gave the chemical the trade name Novocaine, from the Latin nov- (meaning new) and -caine, a common ending for alkaloids used as anesthetics. It was introduced into medical use by surgeon Heinrich Braun (1862--1934). ...
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Can tooth cleaning cause a root canal?

It is very unlikely that a cleaning would cause a root canal. I would tend to answer a simple No. ...
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How soon should a root canal be crowned?

As soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more chance there is of the temporary filling falling out and bacteria contaminating the inside of the tooth. Also, the tooth may fracture since root canal treated teeth have often been previously weakened by extensive decay. Within a couple weeks is usually a good time. Generally speaking, sooner is better than later. Not getting a crown can result in the tooth fracturing, and a crown might not be possible then. Also, if the tooth...
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What can cause a tooth to hurt?

A Tooth Ache Answer You could have a sensitive tooth, cavity or possibly an abscess. I would make an appointment to see your dentist....