Pulling tooth vs root canal

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If the endodontist only gives the tooth a 30% chance I think those are not very good odds. Yes the infection will be removed at the time of the extraction. I am very much in favor of implants and I restore them all the time in my office. It is a excellent alternative to cutting two adjacent teeth to put in a bridge. My first choice if you have to lose the tooth is the placement of an implant.The implant can be a life time restoration.
I saw an endodontist who told me I could do a root canal with a 70% chance of saving the tooth. He also told me that the crack could go too far for a root canal to even be done, but he wouldn't know until he started the work and got my tooth cleaned out. So it worries me the I may have to pay for the root canal even though he couldn't finish it and then pay to have it pulled.
I kept going back to the dentist, sure they missed something because after the root canal and two fillings the pain got so much worse, I was sure I needed one or more root canals again. However, it was just my facial nerves going crazy and giving me the worst pain I have ever had... and this is saying a lot! After the pain, then that side of my face goes numb and I can't move it properly (as if I had a stroke.
He took a comprehensive x-rays around my mouth and near the bottom nose. He found out I have a serious infection. Per x-rays, the nerves between the upper root canal and my nose were dead. The infection is affecting in the bone and the rest of the surrounded nerves. He removed the infected nerve and cleaned up my root canal. After the treatment and 2 weeks of antibiotics intake, all of the sudden, my brain fog went away.
A cone beam ct scan revealed an inflammatory process in the sinus above the implant and apical periodontal inflammation on the tooth behind the implant which was also giving me night fevers. I have since had the root canal retreated on the tooth that was being blamed for my mouth discomfort.
So if you have major surgery and need painkillers or even just a terrible root canal and need just one after the procedure so it doesn't escalate, what is the alternative going to be? Will the Vicodan or Percoset ingredients be available separately .... ? Will patients really be better equipped to figure out the dosing of them together ? I am allergic to codeine ... so not sure what else is out there?
Dental Work may have in my case ,I ,had tooth extracted and a root canal, is it the Numbing agent Nova caine or Lidacaine or the stuff they put in the root canal or Latex gloves , on searching I see you can ask for gloves that are made of a non allergic stuff.thses are big welts and they Burn ,I tried Hydroxyline anti histimine after 10 days the itching eased a bit but nthen I got Horrible pains like it was a Gall bladder attack,so stopped them, So that is my Horrible Hive Story!!
I had convinced myself it was brain cancer. Does anyone else get nerve pain in their face? I need a root canal on the opposite side, so I thought the nerve pain was related to that. I have it on both sides, but one side is signifigantly longer than the other. Anyway, I got to suffer through tons of tests and ex-rays, now I get even more this week for the root canal. wonder if my endontist couldn't have diagnosed this when I see him on Thursday. I could have saved $200.
I married the ivdu and i probally got from pulling the works from him and poking myself. or i used a tooth brush, or a nail clipper. or i am in the 1% of sexual transmitted. either way it doesnt matter. i am someone who has hep and is treating and needs help to get through. thats the bottom line. i dont judge anyone on how they got it. i just want to educate if i can. now if i can only quit smoking....
and I rolled out of bed and fell through the crack between my bed and the gurney, right on the floor, pulling that floor lamp thing with the bag of joy juice over top of me and creating quite a commotion as I'm sure you can imagine. Well, anyways, they get me up and onto the gurney, and away I go. The joy juice is really kicking in about now, and in a few moments I'm in this long hallway with all these other people laid out like greased mackerals on their own gurneys.
I am battling an addiction to Vicodin stemming from a root canal which I underwent nearly 2 years ago. I have smoked pot years. Daily, in fact. It has torn me up. My confidense, my spirit; everything.
DO NOT TURN YOUR HEAD TO EITHER SIDE, OR THE INFECTION COULD GO INTO YOUR EAR CANAL. IF YOU FEEL SALINE GETTING INTO YOUR EARS, STOP DOING THE FLUSH. Some people, due to anatomical differences, can possibly get saline into their Eustachian tubes. If your Eustachian tubes get infected, it could lead to Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD) which requires a lot of time to clear up. The first few times you do this, it may feel uncomfortable to have saline and water up your nose.
I too am having problems with ear pain, stiff neck, jaw pain, sinus pain and it all started with a fever and flu like symptoms. I am scheduled for a root canal on Thursday. I will let you know if it has all been related to my teeth. My dentist told me that the root of this tooth is very close to my sinuses. I felt like I had a sinus infection and an ear infection. The fever was two days after I had a crown put in.
I thought tooth decay was the cause, so me and my best friend went to the clinic to pull those things out. But I was wrong to my conclusion cause the unpleasant odor still remains. we did jugging during our free time, it helps a little but the odor keeps coming back..I'm thinking I was the carrier of a kind of desease, cause i observed my bestfriend aquire bad breath every time, after we stay together for few hours. I know its in me.
In the mean time, he's going in today for round 2 of his root canal ;( I should know my results in an hour... Aaaggghhh! It's so hard to wait! kmcarino: That's great!
I haven't found anybody (doctors included) who can tell me what they are, but they are invisible and feel like pin-pricks and have left tiny red dots across my chest, belly, and upper arms that never went away (3 years later.) I used the measures above which are what worked after months of pulling my hair out! Good luck!!!
I wake up tired every morning no matter how much sleep I get the night before - I can't shampoo my hair without my arms getting tired and extremely sore/heavy. I can't hold up a phone for more than few minutes. I cant' drive without pulling over and taking breaks to rest my arms. I am typing now and can feel my arms starting to burn. I've tried so many days to go about life as normal, but each time I push myself, I suffer later with severe pain and fatigue.
The only symptom i've had this month thats different than any other month is sharp twinges/pulling sensations low in my pelvis... started yesterday really strong for about 10 hours and now on and off.. but i'm sure its that cyst leaking or doing something! ugh! I hate seeing BFN's!!!! GOOD LUCK to all of you! keep me updated! and i'm praying for BFP's for yall!
Started back in May 09 right before my 26th birthday. Had to end up pulling off the fwy after having severe anxiety attack. Like most of you, I'm incredibly relieved to see that I'm not crazy or alone in this. That really does help a lot. Because like a lot of you, I have been given the run around by all the docs I have seen. Here are two things that might help: 1 is this website I just found: http://vestibular.org/ Seems to describe a lot of the symptoms we all seem to share here.
The MRI showed I have cervical spondylosis, which is like arthritis of the spine, and there is a herniated disk pressing on a nerve root that goes to the places I'm having pain. I'm still in the process of seeing if physical therapy will help - they give you exercises to strengthen the muscles around the joints so there will be less stress on the joints. After seeing the Dr.
Especially after the chiropractic, my whole neck and head went numb after one session. I have had a multitude of symptoms since. Numbnesss, nerve pain in hands, and arms, tooth pain, trouble walking, dizziness, I could go on. I am going to the Chiari Institute in Long Island. I have two small children and a husband who is reallly not supportive... does anyone out there have small kids? I'm finding it hard to take care of myself day to day let alone my kids or husband.
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