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Root canal therapy

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Stamp, 16 Jun 2015.

  1. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    I had an unbearable pain in the second upper molar since last Thursday. Went to the dentist early Monday morning and I was directed to a specialist in root canal treatment. Luckily for me, an appointment with the dentist was cancelled and I could come at 13:00 h. 1 hour and 45 minutes later and 4,000 THB lighter, the job was done.

    In all not really a nice thing.

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    Later today I will see another dentist to get myself a crow.
     
  2. ttompatz

    ttompatz Just another teacher

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    Depending on the damage that occurred to the tooth prior to treatment you may need a 2nd canal cleaning (should be included in the 4k).

    For a molar you should (probably) also get a post inserted to support the crown (there is a LOT of force on the tooth during a bite).

    The process of getting a crown is usually 2 or 3 visits.
    1. Get a post
    2. take moldings for the crown
    3. fit the crown.
    All in, it has typically cost me 12k baht for a root canal treatment (4k), post (2k), and white crown (6k).
    If you shop around you may be able to get the post for 1.5k and stainless crowns for 4k.

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  3. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    hope the pain fades get well soon.
     
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  4. ttompatz

    ttompatz Just another teacher

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    After the root canal there should be no pain (or minimal while it heals). The "nerve" was removed when the "canal was cleaned".

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  5. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    Learn something new everyday, ….hope the minimal pain fades
     
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  6. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    The tooth is sensitive for pressure and there's a constant feeling of discomfort. I've been told that this will go away after a couple of days.
     
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  7. gungchang

    gungchang Well-Known Member

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    I had a root canal nine years ago. There is/was a clinic near Triam Udom Pa Ratch school between HK and Thai Cult Ctr MRT stations. The dental clinic was BDS or something. It has English speaking dentists and I was seen quickly. I paid a premium for the clean spacious digs and prompt service and English speaking staff, but it was still reasonable.
     
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    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Got the temporary crown last night. Will get the permanent crown on Saturday 27 June. All's good.
     
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    gungchang Well-Known Member

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    gungchang Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear it. After a severe ear infection, dental surgery is a least favorite thing.
     
  11. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    All finished. Steel molar crown 7,000 THB. Next week have to go back for a check.
     
  12. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    ask a stupid question if I may, did you consider just having it pulled out?
     
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  13. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Not a stupid question at all.

    It's the second molar on the left. A couple of weeks ago when it hurt, I realised I used it when chewing. Wanted to keep it.
     
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  14. gungchang

    gungchang Well-Known Member

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    I once went to Prague for a Czech.
     
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    A few months ago, I was hospitalized for over a week for something which started similar to your toothache. The doctor was famous and spotted that the nerve matter was probably dead. Not bothering with an injection. And it feld good!

    He i. scheduled several appointments (all included in the price) and ii. left it completely open. TBH, pushing cotton wool into the hole didn't work for me and food got in. ** Next time, he cleaned it some more (had a special tool I hadn't seen before. High end clinic, portable digital x-ray machine and all). And capped it.

    The infection returned and spread to my neck and chest. Big swellings, pink colour... Dozens of IV drips later, I now wish the tooth had been pulled! (I know a great specialist in Rangsit, near Future Park. But he's busy and only comes a day or two to this clinic. It wasn't him who did the above treatment. But I can't blame the other dentist. Sometimes, things go wrong. (My father suffered when rotting nerves caused gases... Seems there can be no guarantee that RCT works for the long-term).
     

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