Common "Rct" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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My temporary filling of RC treated tooth fell off. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I just got a temporary filling today for my upper molar tooth. The dentist cleaned my canals as a part of the root canal treatment and then placed the filling. It felt and looked fine, he shaved it down some more to make it right. After some time, although I did not eat anything (only dran...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi,Welcome to have read through your complaint and the relevant details.The filling material placed usually after the root canal treatment would be a temporary white-colored one. If that is the case, I would like to say you that this type of filling material is not strong enough and te...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

My husband's root canal treated tooth without a cap got fractured. It is painful, so please suggest management for this pain.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband underwent a root canal treatment three and a half years ago. The dentist provided a point-of-service that falls under a health insurance plan and gave him a temporary filling without a cap. The doctor did not inform him about the need for a cap over the treated tooth. My hus...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, We appreciate you contacting us with your medical concerns. I am here to assist and direct you in better comprehending them. Based on the information that you provided, it seems that the root canal-treated tooth has reinfection leading to pain. The absence of overlaying cap has resulted in th...  Read Full »

I feel something ball-like in my trachea after RCT. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a sensation of the presence of something like a ball on the side of my trachea when I try to touch my chin to my chest. No pain is felt while swallowing and there is a slight discomfort. This started the same day I underwent a root canal procedure when I had to keep my mout...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. I can understand your concern, as you are feeling some discomfort while swallowing in the form of a ball-like thing in your throat. As you are already having a TMJ (temporomandi...  Read Full »

Why does the pain still exist despite getting my affected tooth extracted?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a root canal done three months ago on tooth number 19. I have not had a crown done yet. I went to a new dentist for tooth pain in that area, and he said he could not help me because the X-rays showed the root canal was not finished. I called my endodontist back, and they said that t...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The root canal is fine, and no infection is involved. The space was created for a post, and the root end was filled properly. You may have a sinus infection, and the pain related to the exposed bone area is troubling you. It would help if you got treatment for that. Cont...  Read Full »

Can I exercise after the first visit for root canal treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I had the first part of a root canal done today with a temporary filling. I am feeling no pain anymore in the tooth. Am I okay to run or exercise today, six hours after the procedure? I had pain in my gums for four days before seeing my dentist. They said it was infected and likely caused...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hi, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. If you are okay with what you are doing, it is perfectly fine. Moreover, there are no precautions required in the case of a root canal other than maintaining certain eating habits...  Read Full »

I want to know about RCT. Please guide.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with decay and tooth pain for too long. I want to know what specific treatments are available to fix this decay issue once and for all. Also, can you give me detailed oral hygiene instructions that I can stick to? I want something effective and practical. My dentist...  Read Full »

Dr. Akila. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for briefing me regarding the problem of concern. I read your query and can understand your concern. 1. Root canal treatment (RCT) is treated after numbing the teeth. So there will be no pain felt during the treatment. 2. Root canal treatment is done only if the...  Read Full »

I had been suffering from tooth pulpitis. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had been suffering from tooth pulpitis. The dentist suggested RCT. What is pulp tissue regeneration and what are the factors important for a successful RCT? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Akila. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understood your concern. 1. In root canal treatment, the infected pulp is removed and not regenerated. 2. The infected pulp is removed to prevent further infection and reduce your pain. 3. In root canal treatment (RCT) after pulp re...  Read Full »

I have discomfort in my composite filling. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently did my composite filling. The white part of the filling looks like something is stuck on it and gives the same feeling. It does not look normal, and it also irritates. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. I am a maxillofacial surgeon. I will be answering you shortly. I hope this will help you. Thank you.  Read Full »

Does tooth pain need an immediate root canal or extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from dental issues like a toothache. I consulted a dentist, who suggested a complete overhaul where he would extract around 15 teeth and perform a root canal on other teeth. Should all this be done within one month? Due to some obligations, I would have to move out after ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to An X-ray of your upper and lower teeth would have helped to give my opinion. However, if your dentist says so many teeth cannot be saved, they may be decayed or periodontally compromised. So if you are away for six months at a stretch, then ask the dentist to perform tr...  Read Full »

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