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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How to get rid of the cysts developed in the upper jaw with soft tissue growth in the sinus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two cysts on my right upper jaw on tooth number 3 and 4. I have attached the OPG x-ray of that area. I also have a soft tissue growth in my right and left maxillary sinuses. Under these circumstances, what should I do? Should I visit a dentist or an oral surgeon? Please tell me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Kannan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen both the x-rays that you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears like two cysts are present in the maxilla in the 13, 14, and 15 regions. This is most likely a periapical cyst. It has a distinct radiopaque (white) border. ...  Read Full »

Why do I feel pain in my jaws after a root canal treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to a dentist four days ago to check my lower second molar. She gave two cartridges of anesthesia, cleaned the pulp, and put a temporary filling. After one day of the visit, I felt pain in my jaw, and I took Ibuprofen. I wanted to know, is this because I wide opened my mouth, or ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query, and I am very sorry for the issue. Since you had cavities, the dentist went for root canal treatment using local anesthesia. Once the anesthesia wears off, you feel the pain. The pain is normal. It is not due to long chair side t...  Read Full »

I have severe pain in my broken lower molar. How to treat it other than extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having severe pain in one of my lower molar for a week, which is broken and is falling off in pieces. I do not want to get it removed due to fear of pain. What else can be done?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Laxminarayan Iyer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry for your complaint. Well, you have not stated for how long you have been experiencing the pain. Also, try to elaborate the nature of the tooth pain, for example, is it on and off type, persistent, etc. Probable cause: Decay. Tooth fracture. Probable diagnosi...  Read Full »

My mother lost all her teeth. Is there any possibility of fixing new teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 53 years old. Almost all her teeth have been fallen, and she feels difficult to chew. What best can be done? Is there is any possibility of fixing new teeth?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, there are many ways to fix all of the teeth. First, a dentist has to check which all teeth are remaining in the mouth can be saved. Treat them with root canal treatment and then remove all other teeth, which do not have much strength and prone to fall out soon eno...  Read Full »

Why is my upper crowned tooth paining?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in the crown placed on the upper left first molar. I do not have pain while sleeping. What to do if my metal surface gets exposed?  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing to be worried about crown exposure. If it is a PFM crown (porcelain fused to metal crowns), it has a metal surface inside the ceramic layer of the crown and it will become exposed with time. If it remains firm without any displacement, then there is...  Read Full »

After a hit, my front teeth chipped. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hi doctor,I got a hit, and four of my teeth chipped, out of which two hurts. It has only been less than 24 hours so far. I went to the dentist, and she says that I need a root canal right away. However, taking a second opinion, the other dentist says a root canal is not necessary and it will heal on...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Thampy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the radiograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I assume that pulp is not exposed. The fracture of the tooth is only till dentin layer. The pulp chamber and root canal is the black or dark area seen in the middle of the tooth on the radiograph. ...  Read Full »

Why did the infection spread to the jaw even after root canal treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a root canal by a general dentist. I was told that the tooth was infected and going through with the procedure would be my best. I consented and had my treatment. I was done with the treatment and came home with full of instructions given to me. I had Penicillin and Ibuprofen for ev...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Thampy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the radiograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your tooth infection had extended beyond the root apex and entered the underlying bone, and it becomes a periapical abscess. The tooth roots are much flared also. Root canal treatment is a conserva...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest some medicines to get relief from a severe toothache?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a severe toothache. I have done a root canal treatment already. I am unable to have treatment now due to this pandemic. Please suggest some medication to reduce my pain.   Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A root canal-treated tooth will not have pain if the treatment was done perfectly. You can have a development of infection below the roots of the tooth and so it causes severe pain. There are other causes such as gum infection, infection of tooth supporting tissues, or ...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to get a chipped root canal treated tooth patched?

Query: Hi doctor, After eating popcorn, I felt something weird. I noticed that I had a chipped piece of teeth filling. The nerve of the teeth was taken out and I have a filling going down to the root. Do I need to get it patched up? Kindly go through the attached picture.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the query and attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be a minor chip-off. It is caused due to accidental chewing of hard food. You have done root canal treatment and so filling is not required. You need to have a...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain due to swollen gums?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is having a lot of trouble because of her swollen gums. Her swollen gums are getting worse. We cannot go to a doctor nearby because of the COVID-19. Her premolar and molar teeth, three in a sequence, are infected. They all are causing the pain because of the cavity. She had to go ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I went through your query, and I am deeply moved by the current condition of your mother. She is in too much pain, and I know the level of discomfort she has been through. As a specialist, I would like to help her.Since she is a kidney donor so medications must be given ...  Read Full »

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