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 is pain from underneath a dental crown treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a constant aching pain below one of my crowns for two weeks. I have done a root canal treatment before four years. It occurred due to a dead nerve and resulted in chipped teeth and so root canal treatment was done. As this throbbing pain got worse before bed, I consulted the den...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.It seems that your infection in the crowned tooth has come back again. You can confirm it by palpating the gums above the tooth where the root is located inside the bones and tap with your fingers on the tips of the tooth. If you have pain, then it occurs as a recurring inf...  Read Full »

Is root canal treatment or extraction really necessary for a broken tooth?

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

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 am terrified of dentists and needles, but I have to get some fillings done. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am terrified of dentists and needles. My front tooth is decaying. Please check the photo. There is a hole in the back and black marks on the front. Also, I need fillings to other teeth. Kindly advise me.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I would like to tell you that there is nothing to be fearful about dentists. You will be given 100% care during your every visit. You have just to understand the fact that it is your oral problem, which is being corrected and co-operate for that. You will be...  Read Full »

When will be the next root canal sitting after extirpation of the pulp?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had an extirpation of pulp as an emergency on one of my teeth. On my treatment plan, it says my next phase to be done is root canal preparation. How long can I wait to get that done? If I wait any longer, will I lose the tooth? It has been roughly six weeks now since the emerg...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Routinely, the root canal treatment has three steps in total. Pulp extirpation. Root canal preparation. Root canal filling. Since you have mentioned that pulp removal was done under emergency, there are more chances of remnants of pulp along with bugs to be left behind in...  Read Full »

How long does the pain last after root canal treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone root canal treatment ten months back. Still, I have a tingling sensation and soreness in my tooth while biting my foods. It got improved bit by bit but very slowly. Is there a chance for me to get it healed completely? or Do I need extraction?  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ten months period is more than enough for the root canal treatment to get healed. It gets relieved by a week or by two sittings. If the patient does not have pain or any other issues with root canal treatment, then it is sealed and then a crown is placed over it. This e...  Read Full »

Is extraction advisable for shooting tooth pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got problems with four different teeth. My front tooth is extremely sensitive and painful most of the time. A molar has had a deep filling that was done about a month and a half ago. Still, it hurts, and my dentist said it is nothing to worry. It feels as if shooting pains and some...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For the front teeth, get a radiograph done. Maybe there is some trauma to the tooth and it requires root canal treatment. For deeply filling tooth, if the pain is there, then that can be...  Read Full »

Can a painful tooth be filled?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain continuously in one cavity in which I had a filling earlier. I am taking a tablet with Diclofenac and Paracetamol combination for pain. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Kindly upload an image of the painful carious tooth. I would walk you through the management needed to resolve the issue once and for all. Unless you receive proper treatment, the pain will get worse. I would suggest: 1) Tablet Clavam (...  Read Full »

How do you get rid of teeth cavities?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. I have very bad teeth with many cavities. I brush my teeth twice a day. I also floss and use mouthwash every day. Even though I follow all the protective measures, my mouth is full of cavities and it has ruined all my confidence. Even though I get them filled o...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding your dental health. First of all, you should visit your dentist for a radiographic examination of the cavitated teeth which are previously filled. This is to check for any secondary caries. From these x-rays, the dentist will guid...  Read Full »

I have some mobile teeth with periodontitis. What is the treatment option other than extraction?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 62-year-old female. I have moderate to severe periodontitis. A couple of teeth are mobile with some crowns. I have some missing teeth. My dentist advised me to have an extraction of seven teeth. I want a second opinion. I would like to treat them first. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In the upper jaw, there are at least three teeth presenting with periodontitis and deep pocket formation. The only option is to do an extraction. If you do not have any symptoms for now, then you can delay doing extraction for few months or for a couple of years. In the...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have pain after root canal treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain two weeks after root canal treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and the attached x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Kindly let me know how long you have been facing pain post root canal. Was it continuous after the procedure did, or it started recently? The x-ray does not s...  Read Full »

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