How old do you have to be to have a root canal?

How old do you have to be to have a root canal?

I am 66 years old in terrible … read more My daughter ( 41 ) has been advised to have root canal work, which was poorly done years ago on the NHS, taken out and replaced. She has … read more

What do you need to know about root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.

Is it normal to have a crown after a root canal?

The benefit of a crown is its realistic appearance. It may take you several weeks to get used to how the tooth feels after the procedure. This is normal and no cause for concern. A root canal is performed in an effort to save your tooth. Sometimes, however, the damage is too deep or the enamel is too frail to withstand the procedure.

When to go back to work after a root canal?

You should be able to resume your normal routine the day after the procedure. Avoid chewing with the damaged tooth until it’s permanently filled or a crown is placed over the top. You’ll see your regular dentist within a few days of the root canal. They’ll take X-rays to make sure that any infection is gone.

I am 66 years old in terrible … read more My daughter ( 41 ) has been advised to have root canal work, which was poorly done years ago on the NHS, taken out and replaced. She has … read more

Can a child have a root canal more than once?

The answer is yes; the same tooth can be saved via root canal more than once. Careful dental work with a strong attention to detail can help prevent the re-occurrence of a root canal in the same tooth.

When is a root canal really necessary to Save Your Smile?

Once the decay has settled within the base of your tooth, root canal treatment is likely the only option to save your smile. When a nerve dies, acidic waste products can soften the surrounding bone of the dying tooth. This the reason why your tooth may feel looser when it is infected.

When to say no to a root canal procedure?

One of my biggest challenges as a Biological Dentist is when a patient cries with regret for agreeing to have a root canal procedure done to a tooth or teeth – a procedure they neither needed nor understood from the perspective of whole body health. Like any part of the body, a tooth can be inflamed, painful, or simply sensitive.