RCT - how's it done?

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by Rich, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. Rich

    Rich Guest

    I'm scheduled to have a root canal on a lower incisor Monday. The tooth
    is badly abscessed and I have heart valve problems (I'm supposed to take
    the 2g of amoxicillin 1 hour before).

    There are two conflicting stories about the procedure:

    Dentist #1:
    We're going to drill the tooth out, let it drain, put some medicine in
    there and fill it next week. We want to get rid of all the infection.


    Dentist #2:
    I'm going to drill it out & file it, and fill it with some rubbery
    material all on Monday. Then we'll crown it the next week. Just take
    your antibiotics and you'll be fine. The drilling will get all the
    infection out.


    Both stories sound convincing.


    BTW... I wanted this tooth pulled out but I'm having orthodontic work
    done, and I was told that it would screw my orthodontic work all to hell
    if I have this tooth pulled out.


    Thanks everybody,
    Rich
     
    Rich, Jul 11, 2003
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  2. Rich

    WB Guest


    Both scenarios are legitimate.

    It is a matter of treatment philosophy.
    If the canal(s) can be dried it is OK to proceed with the RCT fill.
    If not, intra-canal medication may be indicated.

    The antibiotic will protect your heart. The 2 gm dose recommendation
    comes from the American Heart Association, a reputable organization.

    Best wishes,
    WB
     
    WB, Jul 11, 2003
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  3. I go with #2.


    #1 was the older method ......



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    Philadelphia PA

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    has seen the tooth or teeth in
    question so take this advice in
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    Joel M. Eichen D.D.S., Jul 11, 2003
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  4. Many are done in one visit or less .....


    On Fri, 11 Jul 2003 13:40:29 -0400, Steven Bornfeld


    --
    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S.
    Philadelphia PA

    www.phillyducks.com
    We’re Just A Duck Call Away!


    STANDARD DISCLAIMER applies ~
    meaning no one IN PENNSYLVANIA
    has seen the tooth or teeth in
    question so take this advice in
    proper context ~ its the internet!

    We is guessin'!
     
    Joel M. Eichen D.D.S., Jul 11, 2003
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