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 restore my tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have neglected my dental health for a long time. I am a 62 year old married male. I have had several teeth extracted. I lived with a couple teeth whose caps have broken off on my left side and a few molars on the right for chewing. I am suffering from hypertension and is controlled wit...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By reading about your symptoms, it seems that your root canal treated tooth is the one causing the problem. The rate of success of such root canal treatment is lesser in old age and also if you are diabetic. The only meaningful solution seems to remove the teeth and place...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain due to swollen gums?

Query: 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 pre-molar and molar teeth, three in a sequence, are infected. They all are causing pain because of the cavity. She had to go for a filling o...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist , I went through your query and am deeply moved by the current condition of your Mom . She is in too much pain and I know the level of discomfort she is been through. As a Specialist I would like to help her. Since she is a kidney donor so medications...  Read Full »

How is pain from underneath a dental crown treated?

Query: For just over 2 weeks I have been experiencing an aching pain underneath one of my crowns. This crown has already received root canal treatment around 4/5 years ago due to A dead nerve which was a result of chipped teeth. As this throbbing pain persisted and began to get worse, especially at night b...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello, I'm sorry for your pain. It seems that the infection in your crowned tooth has come back again. You can confirm this by palpating the gum above your tooth where the root is usually located inside the bone and tap with your finger on the tip of the tooth. If you feel pain then it's a recurrin...  Read Full »

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

Query: I got a severe toothache which I was already done a root canal treatment I couldn't found any dental care due to corona virus can you please suggest some prescription to get a relief from the pain  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Dentist, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Answer: Hello, welcome to icliniq. Thank you for sending your query. A tooth, after root canal treatment, should not cause any pain if the treatment is done perfectly. But if not, there might be development of infection below the root of the tooth and cause severe pain. There are other causes of pain like ...  Read Full »

How to help my husband who has got pain and swelling post deep filling in his molar tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband had a deep filling in his upper second to last molar (left side). About several hours later, he started having discomfort and taking Tylenol and Ibuprofen interchangeably. Now, it has been the second day with severe pain and his cheek is swollen. And the gum over the tooth is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In this condition the tooth should not be filled and instead, root canal should be done. As the filling was near the pulp, pulpal irritation is causing the pain. Take tablet Amoxiclav (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) 625 mg one tablet twice daily for five days, Z...  Read Full »

Is root canal the correct treatment option for an infected tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my lower right side first molar extraction about a month ago. My dentist prescribed a course of antibiotics. The pain persisted after I finished the course of antibiotics and so the dentist again prescribed a five day antibiotic course. A week went by with no pain and then the pain ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding to dental health. First of all, I would like to suggest you go for a clinical examination of an affected area. If there is a¬†presence of plaque or calculus near the second molar of lower right side, then go for scaling. If there is...  Read Full »

Root canal treated tooth has broken. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I did not use left side for eating prior to RCT. Little pain was there but not sensitivity. After one corner broke then I went to the doctor and they suggested me for RCT as it happened because of cavity. One of my tooth second last from the end of lower jaw. One day it broke down and...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I have gone through your query and understood your concern. When a tooth decays and when the nerve layer of the tooth is affected, it starts to give out pain and it loses its vitality becoming more brittle. Hence it could have fractured. Also, to save such tooth, roo...  Read Full »

Is a post required for my root canal treated tooth?

Query: Hi,Could you please review the attached photos and x-ray taken before treatment, post root canal and post temporary filing. Please let me know whether a post is required. Or is core filling with crown sufficient?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By looking at your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that there is an adequate original tooth structure for placement of crown without a post. You can also do away with the post if you need to. The post gives additional support to your te...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in my decayed tooth even after filling?

Query: Hello doctor, I had tooth decay and got it fixed at my dentist. After that, I started feeling pain and my dentist told me it is because of the sinus, I started using salt sprays. After a few days, I could still feel the pain. Yet he did an x-ray and could not figure out what is wrong but I am still ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you are certainly correct. Do warm saline gargle three to four times a day. Your dentist should have taken an x-ray before filling it. Please take tablet Sporidex (Cephalexin) 500 mg 1 tablet twice after meals for five days, Metrogyl ER 1 tablet twice after me...  Read Full »

Severe tooth pain with large cavity is disturbing my sleep. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a severe toothache that prevents me from sleeping and eating, and there is a big hole in my teeth. I am currently using Tylenol.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for describing your dental pain. It clearly indicates that the tooth is visibly decayed and gone deeper to involve the nerves and blood vessels of that particular tooth. Ideally, there will be sensitivity if the first two layers of the tooth are affected (enamel ...  Read Full »

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