Rct

RCT (root canal treatment) is a treatment option for an infected tooth pulp. Here, the infected pulp is removed using specialized instruments, and then the root canal is shaped and filled with a biocompatible material. To maintain the strength and integrity of the tooth, a dental crown is placed on the tooth.

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How to prevent infection in tooth cavity?

Query: Hello doctor, In my whole life I am known for eating candy and not brushing my teeth as much as I should. Today, I went to the dentist and said that I have nine cavities. This concerns me because I am not sure how long I had the cavities. This is my first time I am visiting a dentist. I read an a...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, by getting the tooth filled you can prevent further decay of the teeth. It would prevent any spread of infection. Yes, dental infection can get life-threatening through septicemia (bacteria in blood), which can go through the maxillary sinus to the brain. But, it ha...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to get an implant done in broken tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a severe toothache and after getting permanent tooth filling done tiny pieces of tooth started to break. Now completely the tooth is fallen and when consulted a doctor he told dental implant of the tooth must be done because RCT can be done but as there is no root so the cap mig...  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am unable to understand your question completely. If there was no root then how was the filling done? And which tooth are you concerned about? Answer me with a photograph of the same in your follow up. As far your problem is concerned, permanent fillings do not come ...  Read Full »

My root canal filling fell out. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a root canal and the filling fell off. I am too afraid of dentists. Hence, I did not go back to get a permanent filling. How bad can it be now? It has been a year. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Shwetha Hegde

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start by telling you that if you have been to the dentist and sat through the root canal procedure then getting a filling should be a cake walk. Without a filling covering a root canal filled tooth, either the root canal will fail or the tooth might just b...  Read Full »

Can a broken root canal file left in tooth cause problems?

Query: Hi doctor, Four months before, I had root canal treatment and the file was broken inside the tooth. So, I went to another doctor and after a month of treatment, he said the file has been removed. Now, I feel a very light sensation in the tooth. I went to a new dentist as I could not contact the old ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The broken file piece will never cause a problem for you and will never travel to any other region of the mouth or body. If the tooth does not have any pain, then there is no need for any worries as the file has got stuck (locked) inside the canal. So, it will remain ther...  Read Full »

Is it safe to get an RCT for a 2.5-year-old kid's teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2.5 years old son has problem in four teeth (front, above) and doctors are suggesting for RCT (Root Canal Treatment). I have attached the pictures with this query (attachment removed to protect the identity). Here are my questions: Can RCT (Root Canal Treatment) be done for a 2.5...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Thanks for attaching the pictures. Now I can answer your query in detail: This clinical picture represents a case of 'Nursing Bottle Caries'. That means, kids who take milk feed while sleeping or have the habit of keeping feeder in mouth for long and then sleep without brushing develop this typ...  Read Full »

In RCT, does air spray over CaOH filled canal cause emphysema on soft tissues of the face?

Query: Hello doctor, During root canal treatment does air spray over CaOH filled canal cause emphysema on soft tissues of the face? How can one distinguish emphysema from flare-up?  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate your question. Emphysema of the face is directly linked with air trap under your skin. It gives a crackling sensation because of the air pressure underneath and looks like a smooth swelling of the face. Root canal flare-up might result in swelling but wi...  Read Full »

A small part of molar tooth fell out while having dinner. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I ate my dinner yesterday, and a bit of my molar tooth fell out from my mouth. I do not know whether it is a filling or an actual tooth. Around the area, I also had a lot of solid white bumps sticking out of the tooth. It looked like plaques. I am scared of dentists. I do not know what t...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be a fractured crown of the tooth due to a cavity. You should get an X-ray done to know whether it needs root canal treatment or it needs a simple filling. Please send a picture of it to guide you further and to make a diagnosis. It is better to get it filled as ...  Read Full »

How to treat a discolored tooth after a trauma?

Query: Hi doctor, Around a month ago, I had a dental trauma on my lower three incisors. The teeth have moved slightly from their original position. My dentist has advised me for a root canal for all the three teeth. Now before two days, he started the process, and one of my teeth has turned black. What ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I feel that the dentist has to stabilize your teeth first if they are mobile. It can be done by splinting. RCT (root canal treatment) is usually done to the teeth if the trauma has involved the pulp. Discoloration or pink teeth usually occ...  Read Full »

A sudden toothache started last night.What could have caused this?

Query: Hello doctor, A sudden toothache started last night in the front left tooth. It is really painful this morning. The pain is constant. I have attached a picture of the affected tooth. What could have caused this?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, I have gone through the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The tooth is nonvital (dead) and therefore it is discolored. This usually happens if you had got your tooth injured in any accident, months or years ago. Even slight injuries to the tooth long before,...  Read Full »

Pain is not subsiding after root canal treatment. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Three weeks ago, I had my root canal treatment done. Pain is not subsiding. Please advise. I have enclosed latest x-ray for your reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your root canal treatment has become failure and is evident in the radiograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Kindly repeat root canal therapy or you will eventually need to extract it as the material has gone very deep. The material is extending b...  Read Full »

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