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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is done to save a tooth that is severely decayed or infected. In this procedure, nerves and blood vessels present in the pulp of the tooth are removed, and the pulp chamber is filled with a biocompatible material.

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My teeth are deep in the gum. Should I undergo a gum cut?

Query: Hello doctor, I had tooth pain and consulted a dentist near me and had two of my premolar teeth on my left downside removed and a root canal done for two more teeth, planning a bridge. Now, the doctor says I need a gum cut because the teeth are deep in the gum so that the bridge can stand strong. Is...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, it is a procedure called crown lengthening to increase the crown length or to obtain more space for the crown to be placed over the underlying tooth. In my opinion, it depends on the physical opinion and examination by your dentist who i...  Read Full »

What causes the pain in root canal molar while taking warm foods?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a root canal and crown several years ago in two molars, one on each side of my jaw. The crowns are metal with light porcelain on the outside. The teeth have felt fine ever since, until a few days ago. Now I feel pain in the right molar tooth whenever some warm food touches it. T...  Read Full »

Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and it is pretty much clear that the right molar with history of RCT (root canal treatment) is causing the pain. Now the causes of pain may be a re-infection or incomplete RCT, but there can be other causes as well. As you mentioned you have br...  Read Full »

After a deep filling in upper molar, my husband has got swelling and pain in gums. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband had a deep filling in his upper second to last molar (left side). About several hours later, he started having discomfort and taking Tylenol and Ibuprofen interchangeably. Now, it has been the second day with severe pain and his cheek is swollen. And the gum over the tooth is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In this condition the tooth should not be filled and instead, root canal should be done. As the filling was near the pulp, pulpal irritation is causing the pain. Take tablet Amoxiclav (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) 625 mg one tablet twice daily for five days, Z...  Read Full »

My dentist suggested root canal treatment for my broken tooth. Is this necessary?

Query: Hi doctor,Before two weeks, a small piece of my tooth got broken. I have pain for a week. My pain is getting worse. I went to a dentist today and he took an X-ray. After taking the X-ray, he gave me two suggestions. The first option is root canal treatment and the other one is extraction. Is this re...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). When a part of a tooth brokes, it is generally treated by these two options and so your dentist has given you the right option. If a small portion of the ...  Read Full »

I had a sharp pain in my root canal treated molar. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old male. I have an irregular bite where contact occurs primarily on the back teeth. The last two molars on both sides have gold crowns. I also wear a mouthguard. About a week ago, I started having pain in the left last lower molar. When I went to the dentist, an X-ray s...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I would like first to tell you irrespective of the pain, you should not have taken so many tablets of Advil and Tylenol all at once in a day as only painkillers can worsen the infection instead of solving it. Pain...  Read Full »

I have pain in my tooth after a crown placement. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a crown done for my tooth six months ago but it is still giving me trouble. I consulted a different dentist a few days ago and got my teeth cleaning procedure done. They examined the crown and took an X-ray. They found an open margin on one side of the crown. They also wrote a re...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pain is not caused by the crown in your case, the crown is fine and it does not need any replacement. The tooth on which the crown is placed requires endodontic treatment i.e. root canal treatment. In some cases, when the crown is done without endodontic treatme...  Read Full »

What risk factors my child can get with RCT under GA?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 3 years old and has serious tooth decay. The doctor has suggested root canal treatment and that procedure will be done under general anesthesia. The whole procedure will take three hours of time as number of tooth is eight. My question is that is it safe to go through three ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello,Welcome to a parent, I can understand your nervousness. First thing it is inhalational anesthesia and most commonly used in pediatric procedure, it means there is no use of any kind of drug for anesthesia. Only a gas mask placed on face and a balanced ratio of N2O (laughing gas...  Read Full »

Pain due to an incomplete dental procedure. How to overcome this?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to get advice on a dental visit I made last month. It has turned into a mess. I walked into a dental office to go through the process of getting a bridge. It has been three weeks, and I am in a lot of pain after the dentist shaved my tooth enamel, exposing the nerve. I have been t...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will be answering the query shortly. Kindly check your follow-up messages for a complete treatment strategy. Thanks and regards.  Read Full »

My premolar tooth got broken. Should I get root canal treatment done?

Query: Hi doctor, My premolar tooth is broken, do I need root canal treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. In the case of a broken tooth, first, we need to check the extent of the fracture. If you have only sensitivity then the fracture may be only up to dentin so permanent filling is enough. But, if the fracture extends up ...  Read Full »

A 5 mm file was left behind during RCT treatment. Is it fine?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I underwent a root canal treatment and almost five mm file was left behind. Will it cause any problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? The file is completely sealing the root canal till the working length (the exact length of the canal till which the root canal is done). So, it is not a problem. I hope the doctor had cleaned and shaped the canal, and the file was sterile before the ...  Read Full »

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