- Oct 27, 2018
so beforehand they can kind of number crunch your success rate of said root canal? I don't wanna be told "yes you need this root canal" and then it fail and i need extraction, at that point, I'd rather the dentist be honest about my options and rate of success. Is there a way for them to see how twisted your roots might be before they do this? I also have a fear of them opening up my tooth and realizing its more complex than they thought or something goes wrong. I just want an easy pain free procedure. Jeez lol.. My girlfriend and sister just scold me for being this way.If you take a probiotic while on an antibiotic, it helps keep the good bacteria in your gut. My doctor told me to maintain probiotics throughout this whole ordeal, especially while on antibiotics. It can also lessen the side effects of antibiotics. Just remember to take them at least two hours apart, or the antibiotic will counteract the probiotic.
My deep fillings were much worse than the root canals. They use a stronger anesthetic for root canals. I had the exact same train of thought as you, that it would be much worse, but was completely surprised when she told me she was into the pulp already.
As far as extraction vs root canal, that is a personal choice. I don't want to sway you on that, but my molar root canal failed and I did have the tooth extracted. However, my tooth had some really twisted roots and two were fused, so the endodontist warned me it might fail. I really wanted to save the tooth at the time. I had another molar that needed a root canal, but had a crack. Again, it had twisty roots, but the crack was the deciding factor for me. I had just had the other one fail, and couldn't afford to pay for another root canal so I decided to have it extracted. Honestly, though, the extraction healing process was much worse and lengthier than the root canal for me.
The root canal on my front tooth was a breeze. I didn't even have nitrous (it was at my dentist and they don't offer it). It had to be done right away due to the abscess, but was not painful at all either.