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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is done to save a tooth that is severely decayed or infected. In this procedure, nerves and blood vessels present in the pulp of the tooth are removed, and the pulp chamber is filled with a biocompatible material.

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I had a sharp pain in my root canal treated molar. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old male. I have an irregular bite where contact occurs primarily on the back teeth. The last two molars on both sides have gold crowns. I also wear a mouthguard. About a week ago, I started having pain in the left last lower molar. When I went to the dentist, an X-ray s...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I would like first to tell you irrespective of the pain, you should not have taken so many tablets of Advil and Tylenol all at once in a day as only painkillers can worsen the infection instead of solving it. Pain...  Read Full »

Pain due to an incomplete dental procedure. How to overcome this?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to get advice on a dental visit I made last month. It has turned into a mess. I walked into a dental office to go through the process of getting a bridge. It has been three weeks, and I am in a lot of pain after the dentist shaved my tooth enamel, exposing the nerve. I have been t...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will be answering the query shortly. Kindly check your follow-up messages for a complete treatment strategy. Thanks and regards.  Read Full »

Can a root canal treatment on my premolar alleviate my jaw pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been advised to undergo a root canal on my second premolar. I have all my X-rays and I would like to know if this would be required or not. I have been experiencing pain in my jaw and upper teeth for one month. Currently, I am taking Frisium, Lamotrigine, and Keppra. Earlier I w...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. How long you have been experiencing the symptoms of pain. As the filling in your second premolar is quite close to the nerve, it can be the main reason. Let me know which antibiotic you are taking currently and whe...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing sensitivity in my root canal-treated tooth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a tooth on which root canal was performed around the end of last year. All had been fine since the procedure, but suddenly out of the blue, the tooth on which the root canal was performed became sensitive to hot water. Sensitivity is also felt when biting down on food. It starte...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is possible that the root canal-treated tooth got reinfected. I suggest you start a three-day course of antibiotics and painkillers from today to prevent the root canal-treated tooth from getting reinfected or hypersensitive. Once a root canal is done, you cannot ...  Read Full »

My tooth had chipped. Now that I have it, how should I keep it safe?

Query: Hi doctor, My tooth had become chipped. As I have the chipped tooth with me, how do I keep it preserved?  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Unfortunately, a chipped tooth can only be saved if it is under ten years of age. Once adult tooth chips off or fractures, it cannot be stuck or attached back in place. You will need to get the chipped part fixed....  Read Full »

Will cold water reduce tooth pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I will not be able to visit the dentist for two weeks. I have a huge hole in my molar, and it hurts so bad; when I drink water, my pain is reduced. I have been taking Ibuprofen for the last two days. The pain is so bad that I do not know how to sleep today. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have been suffering from an infection of the root canal, which is the reason for your pain. The hole you observe is because of a deep infection of the tooth. Instead of trying to drink more water, I suggest the following to numb the pain: 1) Dentogel (Choline salic...  Read Full »

Why is my upper crowned tooth paining?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in the crown placed on the upper left first molar. I do not have pain while sleeping. What to do if my metal surface gets exposed?  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is nothing to be worried about crown exposure. If it is a PFM crown (porcelain fused to metal crowns), it has a metal surface inside the ceramic layer of the crown and it will become exposed with time. If it remains firm without any displacement, then there is...  Read Full »

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