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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Is it mandatory to remove the broken file during RCT?

Query: Hello doctor,Today the dentist has broken a file inside my tooth during root canal treatment. She said she could not remove the broken file, continued the treatment, and tried to bypass the broken file. And she also said that she does not know if I would have complications from this broken file or i...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, there will not be many complications if the file is in the canal only and not extending beyond the root apex. In my opinion, ask her to finish RCT (root canal treatment) for the rest of the canals. If any complications arise, see an Endodontist to retrieve...  Read Full »

How to treat an abscessed tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I lost the canine tooth of upper jaw due to decay and there is only a root fragment. Within a short period of time, I developed an incredible painful abscess. I saw my dentist last week and he scheduled retained root extract. He also told me that there is no possible way to minimize the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain could have been relieved instant if the dentist had given an anesthesia and opened the root of the canine tooth, followed by antibiotics. Hopefully, he would have prescribed strong painkiller along with Clindamycin. Usually, after root canal treatment the abscess...  Read Full »

What causes sharp pain in the tooth after a dental filling?

Query: Hi doctor, I had two deep fillings a few days ago. Two days later, I started having minor toothache and sensitivity. Nowadays, I am getting occasional sharp pain and it lasts just for a second. Is this normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As the cavity was very deep, the pulp of those teeth might be infected. If the pain increases or some swelling arises, then show to the dentist as soon as possible. Such teeth might need root canal treatment. If the sensitivity and pain is very mild, then it may be du...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in the tooth even after RCT?

Query: Hi doctor, Three weeks ago, I had a root canal done. But, the pain is still present. I cannot bite anything as the pressure gives pain. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If even after three weeks of root canal treatment and the pain is not relieved, then you should show to the dentist as there may be some infection is remaining. Your dentist should take an x-ray again to check for infection and either repeat the procedure or give you m...  Read Full »

Is the reddish spot on my molar tooth a cavity?

Query: Hi doctor, I was wondering if my back teeth have a cavity. When I was examining my molars, I came across a strange reddish color on top. I did some research on the internet and read that a cavity will be either brown or black in color. I am very confused. I do not want it to spread and I am asking ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right. Cavities usually look brown or black in color. But, it may still be a cavity that is stained. It could also be something called as chronic hyperplastic pulpitis, which looks like a red swelling in the middle of the tooth. It is a slow chronic irritation of ...  Read Full »

Is antibiotic required for root canal treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few queries about dental stuff. What is the difference between a dentist and an endodontist? To whom should we go for a root canal? What is the difference between BDS and MDS? Is antibiotic required for the root canal?  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Dental surgeons are of two types. B.D.S. - Bachelor of dental surgery. M.D.S. - Master of dental surgery. You can go for a root canal to any of the dental surgeons. It depends upon their skills. In B.D.S., we are taught of almost every...  Read Full »

Does my dental X-ray show any cavity?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got a dental x-ray done today. I got a root canal on the upper second tooth from the canine. Please go through my dental x-ray and inform about cavities if any.  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to tell you that OPG - orthopantomogram x-ray is not the most reliable investigation for diagnosing cavities. The reason is that it is a larger x-ray of the whole oral cavity, which is great for studying the relation between teeth and bones. Unless the cavity...  Read Full »

Please suggest a way to correct my teeth problem.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know the ways to fix my teeth and make them better. Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly ask your question in detail with your exact problem, so that I can answer your doubts to my best. Revert back with more details to a dentist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dentist  Read Full »

How to treat the infected tooth present with pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lot of pain on my right side upper and lower jaw. I have a wisdom tooth on the upper jaw. Before two days, the tooth directly below the wisdom tooth got broken, and it is causing pain. I am scared of going to the dentist. What can I do now? Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have an infection in the pulp in the lower right last tooth. It has caries, and there is an inflamed tissue present around it. In the case of partially erupting upper tooth, you can...  Read Full »

Re-treatment with root canal vs. extraction. Which is better?

Query: Hi doctor, I have infection on tooth number 14. I have been thinking about extraction versus retreatment. It is an 11 years old root canal treated tooth. A crown was placed on it 2 years ago. After that, once in a while it happened to become sore. Two months ago, another crown was placed on my low...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sending across the x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). One of the roots has a huge abscess. The reason is that, it is only half filled. Half of the infected pulp is still inside. This actually can be retreated. But, it might require more ...  Read Full »

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