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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Why am I having pain in tooth in which I am currently getting root canal treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been going to a dentist about a tooth that is sore. They started a root canal but then did not finish. I have gone back several times and every time they open up the tooth and insert medicine. My tooth is in agony right now. I am just wondering if this is a standard procedure ...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl Fredrick


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The number of sittings in the root canal procedure depends on the amount and extent of infection. If the infection is more, the tooth is opened up and medicated dressing is given to reduce the infection and to kill the nerves. Antibiotics ...  Read Full »

Can sinus problem cause upper incisor pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My upper incisor hurts whenever I touch it. This morning when I woke up I was not feeling this pain but after I drank a cold juice I notice that it hurts. I went into the bathroom and check if I see any hole but there is none. I gargle with some warm salt water but it still does not stop...  Read Full »

Dr. Geeth Sadasivam


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Pain on pressure is a clear sign of an infection deep in the roots of your upper incisors. It could be mostly because of a forgotten trauma or assault you had in your childhood. It is not necessarily because ...  Read Full »

How can toothache be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe toothache and worm teeth. Please let me know the medicines I need to be used to cure it permanently.  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl Fredrick


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Unfortunately, there is no medicine to cure tooth decay without dental treatment. Tooth has three layers, outer enamel, dentin, and innermost never layer. When decay starts in the enamel layer, it does not show any symptoms other than a v...  Read Full »

What time space can be given to refill the fallen root canal filling with no pain or swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, My tooth filling came out when eating food tonight. There is a hole in the bottom of where the remains of the tooth are and I can see bright pink through it. Gums around the tooth are not swollen, or inflamed. There is no pain when touching them either. How likely is it that I can wai...  Read Full »

Dr. Geeth Sadasivam


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Do not worry because it is a root canal treated tooth. There is no pain because during the root canal treatment the tooth pulp would have been cleaned thoroughly. The pink color you see is the root filling ma...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for severe radiating tooth pain?

Query: Hi doctor,The molar on the left side of my mouth was filled last year and right now it hurts really bad. I took Tylenol and Motrin, but none of them help. I cannot remember if I pulled out that molar a while ago or if it still needs to be pulled. It is not really loose, but I can move it around. If ...  Read Full »

Dr. Geeth Sadasivam


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Firstly, I would like to tell you that ear pain, pain during night, and the looseness you feel in the tooth are all the signs of a deeply infected tooth. Secondly, it is not necessary to be for the same fille...  Read Full »

Tooth filling got chipped off and now I have sensitivity. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had braces and got them off and two tooth (upper left, last two) had a gap. My dentist said my filling also chipped from the removal and decided to redo the filling. Afterwards I experienced pain. Like sharp pain from eating hard things like chips, grainy things that went into the g...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If only that particular tooth is being sensitive and no other, then the best for you may be going through the root canal treatment. The teeth may have been grinded down due to successive refilling and may now be very close to nerve. Sometimes using a strong toothpast...  Read Full »

I have excruciating pain and swelling in my cracked tooth. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a cracked tooth which I believe needs a root canal and a crown that I think went bad. I am in excruciating pain. I have been to emergency rooms they have given me Clindamycin and Vicodin for pain but it barely touches the pain. I have been on antibiotics for two days. I thought...  Read Full »

Dr. Geeth Sadasivam


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your complaint and relevant details. You have mentioned you got a swelling. I just want to make sure if the swelling is confined close to the tooth or is it spreading? The severe pain along with fever and swelling confirms that the infection has gone bad. Clind...  Read Full »

Is my dental problem curable?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 70 years old. He has some dental problem and that is filled with pus and blood. Local dentist checked it, but the treatment does not provide complete solution. It occurs again and again. Please check the picture and tell me what it is. Is it cancerous? Is it curable? Ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Johnn Kazimm


Answer: Hi, Welcome to As the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) go, first inadequate frenum mandibular reveals inadequacy of attached gingiva. Then, two swellings can be seen in the lower region and possibly with pus. Firstly, a thorough scaling followed by deep scaling...  Read Full »

Is root canal necessary when the dental filling is almost touching the nerves?

Query: Hi doctor, My tooth has been filled and I went to the dentist and he took an x-ray and the filling was to close to to my nerve. He said he will have to do a root canal which I do not want to do. I was thinking of other ways to go around this because my nerve has nothing wrong in it. I do not think ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi


Answer: Hello, Welcome to It all depends on your symptoms. Why did you visit the dentist if the filling was already done? Are you experiencing any pain or discomfort in it? If yes, then unfortunately, there is no option left but root canal treatment for it, because it might have touched the r...  Read Full »

I have severe pain in a broken tooth. Should I get root canal treatment done?

Query: Hello doctor, One of my fillings broke off a week ago and the next day I was in extreme pain. I went to a dentist where she prescribed me Amoxicillin 500 mg and Ibuprofen 800 mg for seven days. A day after my medication was finished I was getting extremely sharp pain in the broken tooth and jaw, i...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl Fredrick


Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are probably having unbearable pain due to the increasing infection below that badly broken tooth. This can be managed by opening up the infection and giving an open dressing to relieve the pain and pressure. Once opened up, the pain subsides and you can wait for...  Read Full »

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