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 Root canal can't be done on NHS?
My NHS dentist told me he can't do my root canal himself as it has been done before and not done very well. He says it can't be done on NHS, the only thing he can do is to extract my tooth ...


 in dentistry, what is the R4 Kodak program?
As a trainee dental nurse, i was wondering if anyone who knows what this program is about, can tell me what its purpose is and how i can become familiar with it....as some dental nursing post require ...


 Can anyone share information about The Gentle Dental Office?
I have been enquiring with The Gentle Dental Office who are are dedicated to treating patients with dental phobia, about my having treatment with them? Has anyone any knowledge of them or their ...


 Can one tooth cause pain elsewhere?
If my tooth at the front is damaged, can the pain travel up the back of my jaw that would make me think that the back teeth were damaged? can one bad tooth make other "healthy" teeth feel ...


 Temporary filling?
I am in the process of having my root canal done again. I went to dentist yesterday and he took the old root canal treatment out and put a temp filling on the tooth till i go back and get the root ...


 Geographical Tongue?
No-one has actually answered my initial question re potassium permanganate crystals!...


 i would like to know about dentisry work i got done while being pregnant.?
i had a front crown fitted and 4 fillings.since then my gums have been bleeding quite heavily and my teeth seem to feel loose.i havee also noticed a strong smell between my teeth and my gums ...


 I'd like to know what a typical day is like for a dental hygienist. What does most of your work involve?
I'd also like to know about the qualities required for the profession. How important are communication skills and do you have any training in that area? Thank you. Could you also tell me a ...


 Has anyone ever tried these tablets to treat an abscess?......?
I have had an abcess before and i was given antibiotics by my Doctor. I was browsing the net about info on absesses when i found Echinacea tablets which apparently deal with swelling and bacterial ...


 best toothpaste which 1?
i wont a toothpaste that will whiten my teeth as im slcakinat cleaning them i wil clean like b 4 but lil down as ther enot as white which best toothpaste and acutslly works ...


 why it is that everyrime i yawned,there is a unusual sound,it is like cracking.I'm afraid,it might lack my jaw
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 NHS.dentist to fix my teeth.I am unemployed?
JUst email me a dentist who is not going ask me to pay to open my mouth before work is done.....


 Mouth ulcers or something?
How to get rid of a blister kind of thing on the inside of my mouth, i have been using bongela, but its not working ...


 Sore filling?
I got one of my fillings redone the other day and now my tooth is sore where I got it done. Is this a temporary thing and will it go away soon or should I go back to see my dentist? My mouth is full ...


 NHS Dentist Llanelli?
Heya! I need a tooth capped cause of horse riding and i've just been chucked off an NHS Dentist cause i'm 17 yrs. It's hurting slightly and as i'm a Student my money is limited ...


 I cant find nhs dentist in scarborough. How much is it for a check up and clean at private dentists?
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 Can you recommend a good teeth whitener ??
something easy to use ...


 Post root canal pain. Is this normal ?
I had th efirst part of my root canal done on friday. The nerve was killed and a temporary filling was put in. Now it is Sunday and the tooth has been intermittenly very painful since the procedure. I...


 does having a tooth out hurt?
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 i have a maxillo-facial appointment on the 17th?
how long do you think ill actually have to wait for my wisdom teeth removal op?? i live in south wales and its on the NHS....



Aden
How bad does a tooth have to get before it can't be saved by root canal treatment?
Its a molar with a big hole. Some small fragments of the tooth have fallen off. I'm wondering if i should get a 2nd opinion or complain. My NHS dentist said it needed to be extracted (its my wisdom molar) yet from what i'm reading below from Dr Albert my bone support seems ok (still have to wait for results of x-ray) and there's still plenty of tooth left, Ice Queen says even the most rotten tooth can be saved, so should i complain? A lot of the tooth is black but white on sides. There is some swelling of the gum. Sissy says if "decay was so bad that the decay went into the nerve,then the tooth would be considered hopeless" but surely the dentist will remove the nerve/pulp anyway?
                     




Duncan Disorderly
In my case the rot had seeped down below the gum-line and before I knew it - crack. The lower it goes the harder it is to fix. I had to have the tooth out because it was almost shattered. Only the one tooth in the whole mouth was bad, though. Strange.


J S
Root canal treatment (RCT) involves removing the nerves and blood vessels that occupy the canal of the tooth root - in a molar tooth there will be a canal in each root. The empty canal is then filled with an inert material to stop infection getting into the empty space. Almost always this procedure is needed where a tooth has a large hole such that the decay has pentrated down to the tooth pulp and the delicate tissue is infected with bacteria. For a tooth to be so bad as to not be saved by RCT one or more of the following will apply: a. Very little sound tooth structure left once the decay is fully removed. b. Disease of the bone surrounding the tooth (periodontal disease) to an extent that the root(s) is poorly supported. c. Inability to carry out the RCT because of anatomical difficulties in the tooth. d. History of failed RCT in the same tooth. e. Patient has high caries risk and will not modify diet/oral hygiene to reduce the risk. f. There are certain rare medical conditions that contraindicate RCT Mostly, though, as long as there is sound tooth tissue to work with RCT will save very broken down teeth and the tooth can be repaired after the RCT is complete. Can get expensive of course - sometimes it can be better to just lose the tooth and get over it!


ice queen
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i don't know if this helps but a couple of years ago i had the most terrific pain in my tooth it had a huge hole in the back molar and i had lost half the tooth i thought it would have to be taken out but the dentist said no i needed root canal treatment they cleaned the tooth out and packed it with a gauze then i had to come back and have it filled with a root canal filling by that time more of the tooth was coming away but my dentist said the tooth could be saved i have had it refilled twice now and i would say there is more filling than tooth but my dentist said even the most rotten tooth can be saved if the nerve is causing the problem because its the nerve that causes the pain and if its a permanent tooth they would rather save it than take it out good luck


Shabbels
A tooth can crack down its root and may not be able to be saved by rct. This can happen simply by biting down hard/or the wrong way on something. A root canal will not work as once its filled, the tooth continues to flex letting in bacteria. Also, a tooth that has bad decay that extends below the gum line may not be able to be saved. If your Dentist suggest rct get it sooner than later as it will be less expensive in the long run as opposed to replacing the tooth with bridgework or an implant or a denture. Also infection may soon follow.


Astrid
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Sounds as though the tooth is very weak,if it cracks into the gum there's nothing to be done.It hs to be removed.


sissy
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It depends on how badly the decay is in the tooth. Once all the decay is removed and there is not enough tooth structure left of the tooth,or the decay was so bad that the decay went into the nerve,then the tooth would be considered hopeless and it will need to be extracted.


Dr. Albert, DDS (UNITED STATES)
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ADRIAN, THE ONLY REASON TO NOT BE ABLE TO SAVE A TOOTH WITH A ROOT CANAL IS THAT THERE IS NOT SUFFICIENT BONE SUPPORT FOR THIS TOOTH.SINCE A ROOT CANAL ONLY REMOVES THE NERVE AND SMALL BLOOD VESSELS FROM A TOOTH, THE TOOTH EVENTUALLY BECOMES BRITTLE AND WILL NEED A CROWN BEFORE IT BREAKS. IF THERE IS NOT ENOUGH BONE TO HOLD THE TOOTH A ROOT CANAL IS A WASTE OF GOOD MONEY.


Should be Working!
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It would have to get back and very weak. When they do a root canal they grind down most of the tooth, but leave enough to build up on. Then they put a cap on it. Now if the tooth is too broken, then it would have to be pulled. I Know from experience. I cracked a tooth in half both ways, and they couldn't save it. Good luck.


Zorlinda
It would have to be really bad, like bone degeneration in your jaw- they would have nothing to anchor the root to.


imnotachickenyoureaturkey
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a root canal takes out the tooth and the root and then they replace it with a fake tooth. so if you get a root canal your tooth has already gotten bad.


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