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Old 20th December 2010, 11:58   #676
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I had a root canal done on a tooth around 6-8 months back. There was a crown also put. Everything was fine till a week back. A week back, I started getting very very mild sensitivity in what I thought was the same teeth - a feeling similar to what you feel when you have a cavity. There was no pain at all. After 3-4 days, I went to the dentist. But from the morning on the sensitivity was gone so I couldn't feel anything when I went to the dentist. The dentist said it may be from one of the neighboring teeth. So he poked around the neighboring teeth, blew air on it etc - but nothing. He also tapped the crowned teeth & nothing more other than normal feeling when the teeth was tapped. He asked me to check back after a week-10 days. Since the dentists visit, I have had very very mild sensitivity one of the days, but not otherwise. So I am wondering what can this be? Can it be that the root canal failed - i.e. so axillary canal which the dentist missed or some pulp left behind or something like that. The dentist said that if that was the case then I would have pain & swelling.
The dentist also did some scaling for tartar during the visit (unrelated, I think) & asked me rinse with CloHex Plus for a month diluting 1:1 with water.

So any ideas as to what can be wrong?
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...bridge type filling or the removable one?
The one is a bridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_(dentistry)), the other is a removable partial denture or RPD (Removable partial denture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). The first has advantages in terms of comfort and stability, the latter is cheaper but not necessarily equally comfortable and functional.
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Hi All Docs,
My fiancée's wisdom tooth (did it come out after she met me) has been hurting her a lot over the past week but she is pretty determined not to have it extracted unless absolutely necessary. Now, the pain has subsided on its own after she took a course of antibiotics and pain killers. Now there is no pain even sans the tablets.

Is it still essential to have the tooth extracted? Can it begin to hurt at a later point of time? What could be the consequences of not having it extracted?


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The one is a bridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_(dentistry)), the other is a removable partial denture or RPD (Removable partial denture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). The first has advantages in terms of comfort and stability, the latter is cheaper but not necessarily equally comfortable and functional.
Thanks. I am planning to go for the bridge type. RPD doesn't appeal good to me. These guys here (Bangalore) are quoting INR 6000 for a single ceramic crown. Is it ok? Back home (Madras) I heard it was around INR 3500. So going home to get them done
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...she is pretty determined not to have it extracted unless absolutely necessary. Now, the pain has subsided on its own after she took a course of antibiotics and pain killers. Now there is no pain even sans the tablets.
Is it still essential to have the tooth extracted? Can it begin to hurt at a later point of time? What could be the consequences of not having it extracted?

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It'll depend on how the wisdom tooth is positioned. If the tooth is aligned properly and has just started to erupt, she could have suffered from pericoronitis, and in subsequent times the tooth can well be retained and be a functional tooth.

However, if the tooth is badly positioned (impacted) and cannot come out into its proper position, it needs to be removed to prevent recurrent episodes of pericoronitis as well as to eliminate spots where food can remain stuck and result in a cavity in the adjacent tooth.

It's a clinical call by the dentist who's actually seeing her.

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These guys here (Bangalore) are quoting INR 6000 for a single ceramic crown. Is it ok? Back home (Madras) I heard it was around INR 3500.
The cost depends on the type of ceramic crown your dentist decides to place, as well as the quality of the material and the skill of the dentist. It is not necessary that the crown you get at Bangalore for 6k is the same type and material as what you get at Madras for 3.5k. You've got to trust your dentist about it.
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SS-Traveller - can you give your opinion on this -> http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ml#post2180192
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...very very mild sensitivity ...
what can this be? Can it be that the root canal failed - i.e. so axillary canal which the dentist missed or some pulp left behind or something like that.
Hard to say, though a failed RCT should ideally show up on a dental x-ray as a periapical lesion after 6-8 months. It would be good if you can get an x-ray of the particular tooth taken and post it here for any definite opinion. And as your dentist said correctly,
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Does anyone have any knowledge or experience in dealing with corns? I've got two on two of my toes in the right foot on the underside. A doctor has suggested corncaps which will help to remove the corn.

How long will this process take?
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Hard to say, though a failed RCT should ideally show up on a dental x-ray as a periapical lesion after 6-8 months. It would be good if you can get an x-ray of the particular tooth taken and post it here for any definite opinion. And as your dentist said correctly,
Where can I get dental x-rays taken? Can these be done at regular x-ray places?
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Where can I get dental x-rays taken?
Sorry, no idea about Bombay, but you can ask your dentist and he would be able to help.
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My dad aged 65 yrs has been diagnosed with hernia. Any recommendations on experienced hernia/general/gastrointestinal surgeons in Bangalore ?

He also had a stroke and takes a blood thinner regularly - so going on a surgery has always been a concern for us since the thinner medication needs to stopped after any surgery for the wound to heal up.
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I had received a dental trauma about 12 years ago on the lateral incisor teeth which resulted in a infection and theteeth has not developed as the the same on the other side . A few days ago the teeth had become a bit sensitive and was aching I got checked with a dentist and was told the the teeth had become infected. I have been suggested to undergo Root Canal and Apioectomy plus Bone grafting for the same. The teeth has also become a bit loose now. I won't be able to go to the doctor till 6th due to my work since many of my team mates are on holiday. I have been taking Combiflam for the pain and Zoxan 500 antibiotics for the infection.

Is it ok for me to delay getting the RCT till 5th Jan ?

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My dad aged 65 yrs has been diagnosed with hernia.
He also had a stroke and takes a blood thinner regularly - so going on a surgery has always been a concern for us since the thinner medication needs to stopped after any surgery for the wound to heal up.
Blood thinner medication needs to be stopped before the surgery as it will increase the chances of bleeding during the surgery. The same can be restarted after surgery as soon as the chance of bleeding subsides, i.e., about 2-3 days. You need not wait till the wound heals to restart the medication. In fact, surgery can also be done on patients with blood thinner medications. Hernia is not a major surgery, so you dont have to worry much.
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Hello Team,

I got blessed with a baby angel last September and now she is 4 months old. I got her to Bangalore 2 weeks back from my native, now I am looking for a good pediatrician here to do general checkups and take treatment if my baby fell sick. She is also due for the third dose of vaccination this week.

I would need your suggestions for a good pediatrician whom you might be well aware of. Clinics around Koromangala,BTM and HSR would be preferable as I stay in Koromangala. But I don't mind taking her to other places also if the doctor is good.

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Dr Vasant Shetty, Ulsoor Road, a really nice person. He has looked after my daughter
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