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What is the best way for root canal treatment?

Monday, October 19th, 2009
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Two years ago I went to the dentist for my regular scaling and check up. My dentist told me I had a cavity and thus would need a filling. I got my scaling and my filling done that day. He then told me to come back if I feel discomfort in my just-filled tooth (which I thought was weird because fillings aren’t associated with post-procedure pain). My tooth did hurt a bit, but I thought I’d survive, so I didn’t go back to my dentist for about a year and a half. Now (it’s been 2 years since I got the filling) I find myself getting a root canal. Can I please know exactly why my tooth got so sensitive, when, before the filling and discovery of the cavity, my tooth was absolutely fine (feeling wise). I feel as if the dentist I got my filling from did something wrong. That tooth was sensitive to hot and cold things from time to time, but I could survive. Was is a good choice to have got a root canal anyway? I am regretting having done this, and now I’m wondering if I really needed it. Thank you, Jessica


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Why to hv full root canal procedure when there is no infection?

Monday, October 19th, 2009
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#14 molar had cold and sweet sensetivity. USC Dental school removed decay close to pulp, pulled nerves, filled cavities, put temp crown. told there is no sign of infection. If nerves are already pulled why go to the proceedure and cost of full root canal , Why not return for full crown only, Cavity was deep soft dentin close to the pulp i believe was the cause of pain


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Methods for teeth whitening other than veneers Plz advice

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
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One of my 15 year old daughter’s front teeth is dark grey. Her dentist says it is as a result of bleeeding inside the tooth, but it is still alive and recommended tooth whitening (smile-x) on just that one tooth. The tooth is not stained; the discolouration has happened inside of the tooth and so I don’t see how whitening the outside of the tooth will help. Is there any method of possibly whitening the inside of the tooth? I do not want her to have veneers. What is your opinion? Thank you for your time.


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Dr Justin Glaister

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I hv infection How long I m not supposed to eat?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
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Hi i had a root canal a week ago and my dentist found 3 out the 4 nerves had died? 4 days after the root canal it started to really hurt (like under the tooth)i went back on day 7 he said it was mildly infected and he put me on amoxicllin. he said i should still come back the next day for the cerec which i did. my tooth is really sore. my question is how long providing the infection goes should i expect to eat on it because at the moment a bannana is even out of the question. many thanks


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Will the root canaled tooth be sensitive if it cracks Plz advice

Monday, October 12th, 2009
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I had gum contouring done 3 weeks ago. On Friday (3 days ago), my dentist relined my temporary to add more acrylic along the gum margin where tooth was exposed. He tried to adjust the tooth (which had been root canaled) and the bur hit the tooth. After that, he applied bonding material to the tooth before replacing the temporary. Now the tooth is sensitive. He inserted the cord on gum when he relined the temporary. Could the sensitivity be from the gum tissue? If a tooth that had been root canaled crack, will it be sensitive? I am afraid to ask him but I hope it did not crack.


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
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Are lumineers as good as porcelain veneers?

Monday, October 12th, 2009
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Hi there, I’m e-mailing from N. Ireland. After reading extensively regarding Veneers / Lumineers ( I have 2 crowns at the side of my front teeth). Firstly, before I start searching for a cosmetic dentist, what qualifications do I need to look out for ? Also, are Lumineers as good as a porcelain veneer and do they last as long. Also, If I need root treatment, fillings etc etc after having my lumineers/veneers fitted – can I go to my regular dentist to have this done – OR do I need to see a cosmetic dentist all the time thereafter ? Thank you so much


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Is its possible to get back the original color for the discolored tooth?

Monday, October 12th, 2009
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I got hit in the mouth and now my front tooth is turning a purplish color.is there anything that can be done to the tooth to get the original color back.


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Dr Riten Patel

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What can be done to make my teeth healthier?

Sunday, October 11th, 2009
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Hi, I was wondering if there is anything that can be done to make your teeth healthier if they are not as healthy as they should be? I know the normal flossing, brushing, healthy eating and mouthwash but can i be doing anything more? I am terrified of dentists and have recently been for a checkup after about 10 years of not going. My teeth are not too bad, i have been told but i have a wisdom tooth that needs to come out( which has just broken on me). I have also had a filling fall out a few years ago but due to my fear did not get it sorted out but now the dentist says that the gum has grown up though the whole. My dentist says that it has to be removed but when i went for the xrays the dentist at the hospital said that i could have a rootcanal instead which would save the tooth. Apart from the gum thing the tooth is healthy and the roots and centre of the tooth are absolutely fine. How will a root canal help the gum issue? Thank you for taking the time to reply.


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What procedure to be followed for smile makeover?

Sunday, October 11th, 2009
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I have seen a cosmetic dentist with a view to smile makeover. Treatment consists of old crown replacements and also a Bridge. For the Bridge I need to have a molar extracted. The teeth either side of it are old crowns. One of these teeth has infection in root and needs root canal treatment. I will be having diagnostic wax-up for the treatment. In your opinion in what order would you do the treatment. i.e. extraction first, root canal, wax-up etc. What proceedure would you follow. Thank you.


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Could you plz advice whether root treatment can reduce the pain?

Sunday, October 11th, 2009
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Hi I had an accident on ll5 and a porcellain crown above I feel it trapped a nerve I had tooth removed and the pain went to ll4 strange….. Symptoms are: sucking sound, toxins, blockked ear and a popping ear on the swallow..nothing on xray or mri I would like to know if root treating the ll4 would help as it is sensitive to hot and cold drinks I don’t think it’s tmj as get toxins in mouth can you help me? Thanks


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