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Old 09-28-2016, 08:07 PM
 
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Is you dentist a specialist in root canals? Go to an Endodonist who specializes in root canals and get a second opinion. I have had 2 at different times and I can't imagine 6 at once.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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This thread is an old one from November 2015. We haven't heard back from the op yet, so we don't have any results of their procedure. It would be nice to know the outcome.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:37 AM
 
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This thread is an old one from November 2015. We haven't heard back from the op yet, so we don't have any results of their procedure. It would be nice to know the outcome.
The OP probably never had to get the root canals because they were able to heal their teeth by making their own toothpaste out of coconut oil.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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This thread is an old one from November 2015. We haven't heard back from the op yet, so we don't have any results of their procedure. It would be nice to know the outcome.
The fact that they were root canals would bother me - I've only had root canals recommended in the case of abcess in the past & the idea that someone had 6 teeth in bad enough shape that abcess would happen would imply horrific pain & a serious risk of the infection going systemic. Not a doc or a dentist though..

That said, I have had a dozen crowns & a dozen fillings done over a two & 1/2 day period, under local anesthetic- it was understandably awful for those two days & everything was pretty sensitive for perhaps a month or so after, but it's been fine for about 5 years after so far.. The dentist numbed one side of my mouth & did all his grinding on that side in one day, made some "temps" & sent me home, then I returned the second day for grinding the other side, got my crowns on the first side & temps on the second side that day, on day three he did fillings & installed the crowns when they arrived from the lab.

Even in Algodones (Mexico, known for inexpensive dental work), the overall cost was a couple thousand bucks.. It was well worth it from a quality-of-life perspective, (I'd have needed to extract all those teeth & go with dentures if I'd waited much longer). Years of bad diets, no dental insurance, or no time to go to the dentist caught up with me all at once. Obviously, I got "religion" after that & visit the dentist at least twice & often 3x a year now.

I think the bad part of having major work done to any tooth is that most dentists that I've had never actually *explained* that a tooth that's been root-canal'd and/or crowned isn't "impervious" to future damage - they're actually weakest & most vulnerable right at the gum line where you can't see, or get a toothbrush in effectively, so you need better discipline with brushing & flossing, as well as professional cleanings more often after those procedures are done.
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:43 AM
 
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Run...muy rapido. A good dentist only does ONE root canal at a time which takes two-to-three hours at least. A dentist should NEVER hurry through a root canal, because if you don't properly clean out/irrigate the canals properly, there could be major complications. My experience? I have had seven root canals done over the course of 20 years with ZERO complications because my dentist then was very concise and thorough on ensuring no debris/nerve, etc, was remaining in the canals and would x-ray during the process just to be sure.
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:01 AM
 
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Run...muy rapido. A good dentist only does ONE root canal at a time which takes two-to-three hours at least. A dentist should NEVER hurry through a root canal, because if you don't properly clean out/irrigate the canals properly, there could be major complications. My experience? I have had seven root canals done over the course of 20 years with ZERO complications because my dentist then was very concise and thorough on ensuring no debris/nerve, etc, was remaining in the canals and would x-ray during the process just to be sure.

It depends on the tooth. Front teeth are generally easier to do root canals on compared to back teeth because they only have one (often straight) root, compared to a molar which often has 3-4 curvy roots/canals.


Generally speaking, it should not take a good dentist 2-3 hours to do a root canal on a front tooth, especially if they are using modern equipment such as rotary files and microscopes.
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:12 PM
 
Location: East Texas
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Can someone survive six root canals in one session? That seems like overkill, and just asking for sub par work or an invitation for opportunistic infection. I hope you found treatment with someone else...
It may depend on your age. My friend's husband is in his early eighties. He was feeling fine and went to the dentist for 2 root canals. A few days later he was in the hospital for 2 weeks and they didn't seem to know what the heck was wrong with him. Sounds like too much anesthesia to me and/or a bacterial infection.
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:33 AM
 
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I am recovering myself from just having 6 root canals. My 4 front teeth in the front and 1 on each side on the bottom. Also they gave me nitrous oxide and I was awake the whole time.
It's been 3 days since the procedure and although I have been very sore and haven't been able to chew any foods as of yet, I will say that I'm very glad I chose to get everything done in one day.
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:42 PM
 
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Spot on!

This article from Reader's Digest is a true wake-up call regarding dishonest dentists. It reveals how the writer went to numerous dentists and the diagnosis and costs quoted:
http://www.dentistat.com/ReaderDigestArticle.pdf
Wow- what a horrifying article! It really makes me appreciate my own dentist. I've got 5 implants and a few root canals but they were all precipitated by my KNOWING I had a problem, and that's over a period of 15 years. Examples of reasons for the implants: hairline crack in root of a tooth that already had a large crown, severe decay in a tooth holding up a bridge, severe decay in another crowned tooth... and the dentist makes zero off the root canals (endodontist he recommends does them) and only $1,500 out of the total $5,000 for an implant (oral surgeon gets the rest).

I see a lot of posts here from people who go into a dentist for the first time and get hit with expensive (and extensive) estimates. Sad, especially since so much of the work that might be unnecessary (crowns and veneers) involves grinding away some parts of the tooth that are perfectly healthy.
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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Well, dentists have to eat too, you know!
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