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Dr. Sachin Rastogi, DMD

Endodontist

Dr. Sachin Rastogi DMD is a top Endodontist in Clinton, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Sachin Rastogi DMD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Sachin Rastogi DMD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Sachin Rastogi DMD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Clinton, MD, Dr. Sachin Rastogi DMD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
12 years Experience
Dr. Sachin Rastogi, DMD
  • Clinton, MD
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY
  • Accepting new patients

What medications are prescribed after a root canal?

It really depends on the case, but if your tooth is infected to begin with, sometimes during root canal procedure some more bacteria get out of the tooth into your jaw bone. To READ MORE
It really depends on the case, but if your tooth is infected to begin with, sometimes during root canal procedure some more bacteria get out of the tooth into your jaw bone. To help with this additional bacterial infection, antibiotics are prescribed. That's the reason sometimes a tooth hurts more than before the root canal.

Is tooth sensitivity a sign of decay?

Not always. Sometimes your gums get receded and expose the root and it can cause tooth sensitivity.

Does an anesthesia injection in the mouth cause pain?

It will hurt a little bit as it's an injection. But if topical anesthetic is used before and done slowly, it hurts way less.

Is a broken tooth a dental emergency?

It is an emergency, as a broken tooth can cause severe pain and infection later on. It makes sense to see your dentist ASAP even if it does not hurt now.

Endodontists and root canals?

Most of the root canals are done by general dentists, but sometimes when the tooth has complex anatomy or is difficult to treat, general dentists refer them to Endodontists. Endodontist READ MORE
Most of the root canals are done by general dentists, but sometimes when the tooth has complex anatomy or is difficult to treat, general dentists refer them to Endodontists. Endodontist undergo 2-3 years of extra training and are well equipped to treat a variety of cases.

What can be the risks involved in an endodontic surgery?

You definitely have some risks involved with any kind of surgery. But for endodontic surgery, the risks are bleeding, swelling, infection, sinus perforation in upper back teeth, READ MORE
You definitely have some risks involved with any kind of surgery. But for endodontic surgery, the risks are bleeding, swelling, infection, sinus perforation in upper back teeth, inferior alveolar nerve injury in lower teeth, short or long term, may even be permanent numbness to name a few.

Can a root canal have prolonged recovery?

Ideally any root canal treated tooth should behave like any other tooth. Some people may take longer to heal. But for an accurate diagnosis you should get second opinion by a trained READ MORE
Ideally any root canal treated tooth should behave like any other tooth. Some people may take longer to heal. But for an accurate diagnosis you should get second opinion by a trained endodontist or dentist.

What are the signs of a failed root canal?

If a tooth is having any kind of symptoms after root canal treatment, it may be failing. But sometimes failing root canal does not have any symptoms. These kind of cases can only READ MORE
If a tooth is having any kind of symptoms after root canal treatment, it may be failing. But sometimes failing root canal does not have any symptoms. These kind of cases can only be identified when your dentist takes routine x rays.

Can a tooth affected by cavities be saved?

It depends on the extent of the cavity, which your dentist can find out by a clinical exam and taking some X-rays of the affected tooth.

Is my tooth infection spreading?

No, it does not spread from tooth to tooth. But the second tooth may be getting its own separate issue.

How successful is an apicoectomy?

It's hard to give numbers for the success of treatment, it could be 90% successful, but if it fails for you, it's 100% failure for you. But if the case selection is good and done READ MORE
It's hard to give numbers for the success of treatment, it could be 90% successful, but if it fails for you, it's 100% failure for you. But if the case selection is good and done by a good surgeon, then it's a good conservative option.

What does endodontic retreatment involve?

Endodontic re-treatment basically is doing root canal all over again when it's failing. You won't feel any difference though, but it may take longer and multiple visits.

One of my front teeth just chipped. How will this be fixed?

If the chip is really small, your dentist can repair that by using a tooth colored filling material, but if the chip is so big that that the nerve inside the tooth is exposed, READ MORE
If the chip is really small, your dentist can repair that by using a tooth colored filling material, but if the chip is so big that that the nerve inside the tooth is exposed, you may need root canal and crown.

Is a root canal treatment permanent?

If done correctly, yes, it is permanent. But it depends on a lot of factors. Like if the crown is leaking, RCT is not going to last for long, or if one of the roots is missed during READ MORE
If done correctly, yes, it is permanent. But it depends on a lot of factors. Like if the crown is leaking, RCT is not going to last for long, or if one of the roots is missed during treatment, RCT may fail.

I have a cracked tooth. Does this expose me to an infection?

Yes, it may. The tooth has an outer layer of hard enamel, which protects the middle layer of dentin and innermost layer of soft pulp tissue. If the crack is deep it exposes the READ MORE
Yes, it may. The tooth has an outer layer of hard enamel, which protects the middle layer of dentin and innermost layer of soft pulp tissue. If the crack is deep it exposes the pulp to oral environment, which may cause the bacteria from your mouth to go inside the tooth and in the surrounding bone. That's the start of an abscess.

How often should I get my teeth cleaned from a dentist?

Normally at every 6 months, but sometimes your dentist may tell you every 3 months if you have the signs of Periodontal disease like bleeding from the gums while brushing.