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 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

Dentist, Oral Implantologist, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Dentist, Oral Implantologist, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Dentist, Oral Implantologist, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Dentist, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Dentist, Endodontist

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

Dentist, Endodontist

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 ...  Read Full »

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 »

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