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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My tooth cap came off. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Five years ago, I had root canal treatment and got the cap fixed. Now, the cap is coming out always. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Shwetha Hegde

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cap placed on a tooth after root canal treatment comes off for a number of reasons. Commonly, a few years after root canal treatment, the cement used to seal the cap to the tooth gets dissolved and thus the cap comes off. Another cause could be that, the part of the t...  Read Full »

My root canal filling fell out. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a root canal and the filling fell off. I am too afraid of dentists. Hence, I did not go back to get a permanent filling. How bad can it be now? It has been a year. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Shwetha Hegde

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start by telling you that if you have been to the dentist and sat through the root canal procedure then getting a filling should be a cake walk. Without a filling covering a root canal filled tooth, either the root canal will fail or the tooth might just b...  Read Full »

Why do I have toothache after eating?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female. Few weeks earlier, I had tooth pain after eating. Yesterday, I had acute pain in the tooth. I have attached the OPG scan for your reference. I would like to know, from the OPG, what is your opinion about the extent of decay? And also I would like to know about t...  Read Full »


Dr. Shwetha Hegde

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before I answer, I would like to point out a few issues here. You have not mentioned the location of your tooth pain, whether it is on the right or left side. The right and left indicator on the orthopantomograph (OPG) are not visible on the scanned image. So, I am goin...  Read Full »

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