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2009/07/17 20:30:44 (permalink)

Root Canals, anyone had one?

Been to dentist today, my tooth has basically broke in half. it the 2nd one back behind the upper fang...

Dentist says 2 options, root canal but probably cant save it and may need to be removed in future. or just pull it... i'm not really bothered about the pain etc and will try anything. just dont fancy losing my 1st tooth at 26!!

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    OTTO
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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 20:44:32 (permalink)
    hi,

    I had the same problem and was told the same thing. It was the tooth 2 away from my front 2 so it would have been visible when I smiled if it was removed.

    I went for the root canal option, if its a chance of saving your tooth even just for another couple of years its worth it, its not half as bad as everyone makes out they numb it that much you cant feel anything.

    No pain at all, the only thing that bothered me was the sound and vibration of the drilling and tugging as I knew exactly what they were doing lol.

    i'd just go for the root canal, it will kill your tooth and it may lose some colour over time, but its better than losing a tooth IMO
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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 20:44:53 (permalink)
    Yes I've had 5, what would you like to know?
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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 20:46:44 (permalink)
    You always have to go 1 better RedHotF. Fine you can have him, I will leave.


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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 20:47:53 (permalink)
    Haven't I gone 4 better?   And I've had 3 root canals performed on the same tooth.  Beat that!  Ner-ner-ner-ner-nerrrrrrr  
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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 20:49:41 (permalink)
    had alot of work done in past with quite abit of root canal.iwould hang onto them as long as you can,can't he crown it?
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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 20:50:04 (permalink)
    RedHotF

    Yes I've had 5, what would you like to know?


    Think OTTO's covered it, cheers

    Think i'll go for the canal work, only problem is it literaly is L shaped at the min. missing the outer and back part wall down to the gum. going back next monday to get it sorted either way. he just seemed more interested in pulling it?

    Was an NHS dentist tho, so same price regardless of treatment i think he said. dont like to think i was getting fobbed off because pulling it is easier?!?

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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 20:51:25 (permalink)
    motorhead

    had alot of work done in past with quite abit of root canal.iwould hang onto them as long as you can,can't he crown it?


    Not sure, felt like i was getting fobbed off. he brought up the root canal so i'm guessing so.

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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 20:53:46 (permalink)
    yeah I had 2 on the same tooth and actually I have a "non painful" abscess at the moment which I will be going to a different dentist about. So in that case im not sure if root-canal is the best option. But its the one I would go for
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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 20:56:56 (permalink)
    Pulling it is the same cost if you were to have root canal work done = £46.50. 

    If the root is still viable and healthy then there is no reason why you can't have root canal done on it, but for cosmetic appearance you would be looking at a crown on top to recreate the look of a whole tooth there.
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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 20:59:53 (permalink)
    I have had one - wasn't bad. A little painful afterwards IIRC, but okay.

    The same tooth broke (about a year ago), probably as there wasn't much tooth left around the edge so was more brittle, it was the back quarter which came out. I just had the filling removed and then a new one put in which covers the outter area too - seems to be okay.

    As for the root canel itself - didn't hurt at all, and was quite quick. It was in two stages though, first they removed the root, then put in a temporal filling/dressing, then I came back for the filling bit (I think anyway, was a few years ago). Wasn't a bad experience - nothing to get worried about.
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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 21:03:19 (permalink)
    RedHotF

    Pulling it is the same cost if you were to have root canal work done = £46.50. 

    If the root is still viable and healthy then there is no reason why you can't have root canal done on it, but for cosmetic appearance you would be looking at a crown on top to recreate the look of a whole tooth there.


    Yeah thats what i was hoping. the tooth left is solid so hopefuuly see what he says next week. i just imagin it would be more awkward attatching a crown to whats left but i'm no dentist so...

    Huff, should just have them all out and get some porcelain veneers lol

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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 21:08:07 (permalink)
    Well I have a crown at the front, put on after root canal (the 3rd attempt!).  He cut all the tooth off right down to the gum line.  I had to spend a couple of days like that, with a big gap at the front eeekkkk, while the crown was being made.  But then the crown is screwed into place, into the root - so it doesn't matter what's above the gum line, as that comes off anyway.
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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 21:11:10 (permalink)
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    Well I have a crown at the front, put on after root canal (the 3rd attempt!).  He cut all the tooth off right down to the gum line.  I had to spend a couple of days like that, with a big gap at the front eeekkkk, while the crown was being made.  But then the crown is screwed into place, into the root - so it doesn't matter what's above the gum line, as that comes off anyway.


    Now i'm feeling optomistic, cheers...

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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 21:26:01 (permalink)
    I had root canal treatment, which wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting it to be. About a year later, the tooth broke- root canal treatment makes them rather brittle. I had to have the tooth removed anyway in the end. I suppose if you're worried about how it will look, go for the root canal, but be prepared to lose it eventually anyway.
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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 21:43:27 (permalink)
    Walk in the park mate, no different to a normal filling just takes longer. Only down side is if you need it extracting in the future as it fuses to your jaw bone.







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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 22:25:30 (permalink)
    OTTO

    yeah I had 2 on the same tooth and actually I have a "non painful" abscess at the moment which I will be going to a different dentist about. So in that case im not sure if root-canal is the best option. But its the one I would go for


    I have something on my tooth which appears to be an Abscess , but there's rarely any pain with it.

    I think it might be a Cyst that needs to have surgery to get it removed.


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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 22:27:47 (permalink)
    Is it safe?

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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 22:50:09 (permalink)
    Fcuking hate the going to the Dentist! Only ever had one filling, fcuk getting anymore. Will try my best to keep em shiny.

    I thought you can get implants, but they coast fcukin loads im guessing??





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    Re:Root Canals, anyone had one? 2009/07/17 23:22:55 (permalink)
    dementia
     
    Only down side is if you need it extracting in the future as it fuses to your jaw bone.



    No this is not true.  The pulp and nerves etc are removed from the root of the tooth, basically leaving an empty shell which is then filled.  Nothing to do with the jaw bone!  Maybe you're thinking of implants.
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