Girl in coma after root canal dies
I then had a gum infection, and the dentist found another canal that had gotten infected. How does a dentist do another root canal in a tooth that already had one? Also, do I risk ending up with incurable periodontitis if I have a second root canal and it is unsuccessful? Nancy, Connecticut A: It is possible to have more than one root canal treatment on a single tooth because some teeth do have two roots. The need for another root canal can occur within a few weeks of the original one or several years later. Sometimes it’s hard for a general brighton dentists or endodontist (one who specializes in root canal treatment) to find every canal. A canal can sometimes be calcified or closed off or is simply not obvious on an X ray or during endodontic therapy.
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Doctors said Finley Boyle suffered massive brain damage as a result of the Dec. 3 incident at Island Dentistry for Children, in Kailua, Hawaii, The facility has since closed, CNN reported Saturday. The brighton dentists, Lilly Geyer, could not be reached for comment. Boyle’s family is suing Geyer and her former practice after the girl was given five forms of sedatives prior to the root canal, KGO-TV, San Francisco reported. The suit alleges there were no medical devices or procedures in place at the office to address medical emergencies such as the one Boyle suffered. Additionally, the suit contends the girl was left unattended and sedated for 26 minutes.
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Painless Root Canal Alternatives
Teitelbaum spoke Friday at the annual meeting of the Academy of General Dentistry held here. Root canals are performed when bacteria, introduced through a cavity or crack, compromise the nerves located inside the tooth. The bacteria cause an infection, which eventually kills the nerves.
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Root Canal Treatment: The Costs and Benefits
Rootcanals contain what is called the pulp the blood vessels and nerves that keep the tooth alive. This article on root canal treatmentis written by Jackie Griffiths, a freelance journalist who writes health, medical, biological, and pharmaceutical articles for national and international journals, newsletters and web sites. This pulp can become infected through an untreated tooth cavity, a cracked filling or as a result of severe trauma to the tooth. Once infection sets in, the recommended course of action is root canal treatment also known as endodontics. This involves removing the infected pulp and replacing it with an inert substance to prevent re-infection. Following the treatment, the tooth will be dead, but will be preserved cosmetically and should not present any further problems. In the past, root canal treatment has left teeth darker, however modern technology means root filled teeth no longer look any different to healthy ones. Are there any alternatives? If the pulp is infected there is little chance to save the tooth as a healthy living tooth. The only alternative to root canal treatment is extraction.
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