Re: root canal on front teeth; Re: root canal on front teeth;I had my front tooth treated with a root canal and crown. I’m only 19, so it’s not the end of the world, but it really was a bad experience for me.
The tooth was originally broken in half, which is why I needed the root canal. The dentist did the root canal and then put a temporary crown on top. After 3 months, I had to go back to get the permanent crown put on.
This time, he drilled too much off of my tooth and now my tooth looks super thin and small. I’ve seen pictures of other people who have had teeth fixed like this, and my tooth looks way worse than theirs. Plus, its annoying because I can feel the edge of my gum in one spot when I floss. It feels really weird that part of my gum is exposed.
I’m afraid if I go back to him he will just make it worse and tell me that there’s nothing he can do.
how much will a root canal on front teeth cost? I think the nerve is exposed so I need the procedure.
I have a root canal on a front tooth and the dentist can’t do it because he is afraid of hitting the nerve. I’m in a lot of pain. What are my options?
You may have to see a specialist. There is a technique called “apicoectomy” where one removes the tip of the tooth and the root and then seals it off with a small stitch or small piece of dissolvable material. It is very effective although it will still be sore for some time afterwards. Three days later, you may need to have it done again depending on how much infection there is present.
I had a root canal on a front tooth about 3 months ago and now I have what looks like a white spot on the front of my tooth. Is this normal?
Did the dentist say anything about it? It could be that the area was not completely filled in, leaving air pockets. This will eventually cause decay and you will have to have the root canal redone.
I have been hit in the front tooth and it is broken. It has been one month, and I am still having pain. I am going to the dentist and he says that the infection is gone from the root canal and that there is no more sensitivity left.
He was shocked to see that there was so much pain when I went for a checkup a week ago. He prescribed me some Amoxycillin tablets for 5 days. Now it has been one week, but my tooth is still sensitive to cold water. Is this normal?
Root canal treatment is a procedure used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
A cracked, chipped or poorly fitted filling can also cause an infection in the nerves of the teeth. Once your tooth has been numbed with local anaesthetic, your dentist will make an opening through the crown of the tooth so they can remove all inflamed or infected pulp from within the tooth and root canals. The root canals will then be thoroughly cleaned, enlarged and shaped before being filled with a special dental material called gutta-percha. Your dentist may place a temporary filling to keep your tooth safe until you have it permanently restored with either a permanent filling or a crown.
Most people find modern dentistry very comfortable and are able to have their root canal treatment completed in one appointment. Following treatment, you should experience an improvement in how your teeth feel once any swelling has subsided. With proper care, most treated teeth last as long as other natural teeth. After treatment, it’s important to return to your dentist to have
For a root canal procedure, a small hole is drilled into the tooth and the pulp is removed. The pulp is replaced with filling material called gutta-percha.
The tooth may be sensitive for a few weeks after the procedure. This sensitivity is temporary.
After six months, if the tooth still feels sensitive to cold or heat, your dentist may place a crown or other restoration on the tooth to protect it from further damage.
Can you Have a Root Canal on Your Front Teeth?
The short answer is yes. You can have a root canal, or endodontic treatment, on any tooth – even your front teeth. However, it may not always be necessary to do so.
When is a root canal needed?
A root canal is needed when the pulp inside the tooth has been infected by bacteria. The pulp contains blood vessels and nerves, but it isn’t essential for the tooth to remain healthy. If the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, this can cause pain in the tooth or abscesses to develop at the tip of the roots.
A root canal procedure involves removing this diseased pulp, before filling and sealing the space inside the tooth that’s left behind. A crown is usually fitted over the top of a tooth that has had endodontic treatment to keep it strong and protect it from further damage. After successful treatment, you should be able to use your tooth as normal.
It is possible to have a root canal on your front teeth and every tooth in your mouth has the same chance of needing a root canal.
I would not say it is extremely rare, but it is not that common either. The vast majority of the time, the front teeth do not need endodontic (root canal) treatment. The most common reasons for needing a root canal on a front tooth are:
It is extremely important to note that if you have pain in your mouth and you are unsure of what is wrong, see your dentist right away. Your dentist can help you identify any potential problems and come up with a treatment plan that works best for you.
While root canal treatment can be done on any tooth in your mouth, it’s more common to have the procedure done on your back teeth (molars). This is because the molars are closer to the end of your roots, making them easier to access.
The most important factor in determining whether a root canal is possible on a tooth is whether an adequate amount of healthy tooth structure remains after decay and/or trauma. If you have a large filling or fracture that involves more than half of the visible portion of your front tooth, root canal treatment may not be possible. In this case, you’ll need to see an endodontic specialist (root canal specialist) for an evaluation.
Any tooth can have a root canal.
The cost of a root canal depends on which tooth needs treatment, the severity of your case, and whether you have dental insurance.
The most common teeth that need root canals are molars and premolars in the back of the mouth. These teeth have roots with many branches, making it hard to fill them completely.
But you can have a root canal done on any tooth, even those in the front of the mouth. Front teeth tend to have fewer branches and are easier to treat than back teeth.
A root canal can be done by either a general dentist or an endodontist (a dentist who specializes in treating problems with the nerves of teeth). Your dentist may perform the procedure if your tooth is not complex or infected. Or they may refer you to an endodontist for treatment.
Many dentists will recommend that you see an endodontist for any tooth that has more than one branch in its roots. More complex cases can take longer to treat and may require special tools.
Root canals are done on your front teeth. It is a common procedure, and many dentists do them all the time.
Here’s what happens: Your dentist will give you an injection to numb the area around the tooth being treated. They will then use special tools to remove the pulp from the center of your tooth. They will clean and shape the root canals and fill them with a material called gutta-percha to prevent future infection. You may need to come back for a second appointment to have a crown put on your tooth to protect it from breaking.
The answer is YES! The front teeth are no different than any other tooth in your mouth. They can have decay, infection, or trauma just like any other tooth. In these situations it is possible to need a root canal treatment on one of your front teeth.
In the photo below you can see a large filling (silver) on the front tooth. Over time this filling continued to decay and break down until it needed to be removed and replaced. Unfortunately, once the decay was removed it was discovered that there was also decay underneath the silver filling (pictured below).
Root canal treatment can be performed on any tooth. The roots of your anterior teeth are much smaller than those of your posterior teeth (molars and premolars). It is possible that the doctor might have to take an X-ray or two to get a better picture of the root structure of your anterior teeth. This is especially true if the tooth had previous large fillings or crowns.
The procedure itself will not be any different than that performed on a molar, except that it may require more time because of its smaller size. Most people will tell you that the anterior teeth are more sensitive than the back teeth after root canal therapy, because there is such a small amount of bone between the skin and the nerve.
How Successful are Root Canals on Front Teeth?
Root canal treatments are very successful in saving teeth that have been severely decayed, broken or infected. In fact, studies show that the success rate for root canal treatments is over 95%. Teeth that have had a root canal treatment can last an entire lifetime when properly restored and cared for.
In the vast majority of cases, root canals on front teeth are very successful. Although the teeth are not as strong as back teeth, they are less likely to be lost to decay or periodontal disease.
The success rate of root canals can vary on the tooth and the issue. If a tooth has had a traumatic injury, such as being hit by a baseball bat or a fall, then it is possible that there will be damage that cannot be repaired. In addition, if there is severe decay affecting the pulp, it is possible that the infection will be too deep for treatment. However, these circumstances are rare.
When you visit an endodontist for an evaluation, he or she will perform a thorough exam using a series of x-rays to determine if treatment is possible. If so, the procedure is performed in one or two visits depending on how complex the case is. The doctor will remove any decay and clean out all living tissue inside of your tooth. Afterward, he or she will fill it with an inert material and seal off the top with cement or another bonding agent. There may also be a crown placed overtop to protect your tooth from further damage.
Root canal therapy on front teeth is a challenge even for the most seasoned endodontist. The problem lies in the location of the canals and the mobility of the tooth. The location of the canals make them very difficult to treat, as they are at an angle and have many branches that can be hard to find and treat completely.
Front teeth are also quite mobile and move around during treatment, which makes root canal treatment more challenging. Sometimes it is impossible to get a good seal on the tooth after treatment due to this mobility since the gutta percha, or filling material, doesn’t stay where you put it. The movement of these teeth also makes it harder to clean out all of the infection in the root canals since you may miss some areas because of the motion of the tooth.
The success rate for root canal therapy on front teeth is about 80 percent if done correctly with a post-core build up. In some cases, it is better not to do this procedure, as there is a risk that it will fail and lead to more extensive damage. In these cases, extraction and replacement with an implant or bridge would be recommended.
There is not an easy answer to this question. If the tooth is discolored and has a good root canal, it can be treated with a veneer.
If the tooth has had a root canal, it may need a crown because many of the front teeth are only 1mm thick.
I would get a second opinion from another dentist and ask for their recommendation.
Root canal treatment is a very successful treatment modality. It involves the removal of the infected nerve tissue from within the tooth. Your dentist will place a temporary filling in the tooth, and your dentist will refer you to an endodontist for root canal treatment. The root canal procedure involves numbing the tooth with local anesthetic, opening the tooth via access preparation and removing the diseased nerve tissue from within the root canals. The root canals are then cleaned and filled with a rubber-like material called gutta percha. The tooth is then restored with a crown to restore it to full function and aesthetics.
If there is not enough healthy structure remaining after removing the nerve, or if there are factors that would affect the longevity of root canal therapy (such as poor access, long narrow canals or poor bone support), your dentist may recommend extraction instead of root canal therapy.
On the whole, root canals are very successful, but that doesn’t mean they’re 100% reliable. If a tooth is severely damaged or broken down, or if there are several roots, it may be difficult to properly clean the canals. In some cases, teeth that have had root canal treatment need to be retreated if the infection returns.
In addition to the technical challenges presented by a root canal procedure, there’s also the issue of restoring your tooth with a crown. If your bite hasn’t been properly adjusted, or if your dentist didn’t place enough space for your crown to fit over your tooth and still allow you to chew properly, then you may experience problems with pain or excess wear.
Root Canal Treatment is a very successful procedure and saves millions of teeth every year. Although not 100% guaranteed, it has a success rate of 90- 95%. The root canal treatment is necessary when the nerve (pulp) in the tooth becomes infected.
If tooth decay or dental trauma causes this infection and it is left untreated, the infection can spread and cause an abscess at the end of the root. This can lead to bone loss around the root ends of the tooth which may cause some loose teeth.
Once a tooth has had root canal treatment, it may become brittle and more prone to breaking. For this reason, we recommend that all our patients have a crown fitted on their root-treated teeth to protect them from breaking.