What happens when a root canal molar splits ? - Toothache relief before root canal

Root Canal Procedure         Every tooth has a pulp chamber inside it within what is known as the coronal part of the tooth. This is the root canal which may be a main canal and a series of branches connected with each other or to the surface of the tooth.

The smaller branches could be located anywhere along the length of the tooth but more often near the root end.More...

 

Symptoms Of Needing A Root Canal

Symptoms Of Needing A Root Canal

Only a dentist can determine whether a root canal procedure is required for a tooth. The dentist will examine the infected tooth to make an overall assessment about the extent of decay and decide on the best course of treatment. Sometimes a root canal treatment is required even when there are no overt symptoms.More...

 

Symptoms Of Root Canal Failure

Symptoms Of Root Canal Failure

Root canal treatment has a 95 percent success rate. 5 percent procedures result in failure for a variety of reasons, some of which are unpredictable. A sign of failure is when, after the procedure, the tissues around the root remain infected and so does the inside of the tooth. Typical symptoms are tooth pain, swelling or soreness in the gums in the area surrounding the tooth.More...

 

Does A Root Canal Procedure Hurt ?

Does A Root Canal Procedure Hurt

A root canal procedure is associated with excruciating pain. This is a misconception which probably originates from the fact the early root canal procedures were painful. With advanced anesthetics and state-of-the-art technology, such a procedure is now no more painful than filling a cavity.More...

Pain From Root Canal

Pain From Root Canal

Contrary to popular belief, a modern root canal procedure gives little or no pain. The slight pain that may be experienced will be after the procedure when the effect of the anesthetic has worn off. A root canal is a canal that runs the length of the tooth where it is recessed in the gum. The canal is filled with dental pulp which contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. As a person grows older the canal diminishes in cross sectional area.More...

Root Canal And Sinus Pain

Root Canal And Sinus Pain

Dental abscesses, if left untreated, can be very serious. In the days prior to modern surgery and antibiotics, a common cause of death was a dental abscess. An untreated abscess on the upper front tooth would often lead to a brain abscess that would prove fatal. Such a brain infection is known as cavernous sinus thrombosis.More...

 

Root Canal Post Op Pain Treatment

Root Canal Post Op Pain Treatment

Sometimes pain may continue after a root canal procedure. This usually disappears within a few days, or weeks at the very most. A thumb rule whether to expect pain after treatment is the degree of pain experienced before it. If acute pain was encountered before treatment, then some pain may be expected after it.More...

What Happens When A Root Canal Molar Splits ?

What Happens When A Root Canal Molar Splits

Despite the strength of dental enamel, situations do arise with fractured and broken teeth. This generally happens because of trauma like a blow to the face, biting down on something hard or possibly cavities which might have weakened the walls of the tooth.More...

When Is A Root Canal Necessary ?

When Is A Root Canal Necessary

Teeth are hard on the exterior because of a hard coating of dental enamel. But within runs a chamber that is filled with dental pulp which comprises nerves, tissue and blood vessels. Sometimes decay begins to set in to the pulp starting a chain of infection. The reasons for decay are several, but the commonest is a cavity in the tooth, or perhaps some damage to the tooth. This is accompanied with swelling, inflammation and pain in the area surrounding the tooth.More...