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Need a dentist in Cebu who is skilled in root canals

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Kreole

I have an increasingly bothersome tooth that is quite painful to chew with, so it is inhibiting my ability to properly eat.  I hope someone here can direct me to a highly skilled and professional dentist in Cebu who is a specialist in root canals.   Many dentists are not skilled enough to do that procedure. The pain only started to become persistent in the last week, but shows no signs of letting up.  Many thanks ahead for a good reference.

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Goetz1965

Bright Smiles in 1 Mango Square https://www.dentalclinic-cebu.com

Ask for Dr. Nathalie Pflugfelder-Durano - she's half German.
Its maybe not the cheapest but she knows what to do so that your tooth is saved. She did root canal on my gf tooth about 3 years ago - it will take 2-3 sessions but as I had a root canal done in Germany 30 years ago myself I can confirm that her work is correct.

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death_by_cupcake

Don't do it.  I would  never allow a dentist to perform a root canal... not even a US trained dentist!  So definitely not a Filipino dentist.  

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Kreole
5 hours ago, death_by_cupcake said:

Don't do it.  I would  never allow a dentist to perform a root canal... not even a US trained dentist!  So definitely not a Filipino dentist.  

I assume you mean even a dentist trained in the US and practicing in the RP.  Is this your opinion based on your personal experience with Filipino dentists?

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Davaoeno
8 hours ago, death_by_cupcake said:

Don't do it.  I would  never allow a dentist to perform a root canal... not even a US trained dentist!  So definitely not a Filipino dentist.  

Do it ! It is a fairly common procedure and I have had several done. The alternative is to live in constant  pain. It was an easy choice for me to make !!

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Headshot

Most dentists here would just pull the tooth. I would certainly prefer a root canal to an extraction (and the repercussions of a missing tooth).

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Kreole

I am just looking for a dentist who has a lot of respect in the dental community and good track record for specializing in root canals.  When I was living in the US, I had a highly recommended dentist who was admired widely for his skill.  However, for a root canal, he sent me to another dentist who specialized in root canal procedure.  I was in and out of his office in a couple of hours.  It cost a lot ($800) but was such a relief.

For us elders here, it should be noted that certain dental procedures, like some operations do not last a lifetime, and may need attention after 20 or 30 years.

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Davaoeno
1 hour ago, Kreole said:

For us elders here, it should be noted that certain dental procedures, like some operations do not last a lifetime,

A root canal is definitely forever !!! Once the nerve has been removed it is NOT going to grow back !!

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Kreole
10 hours ago, Davaoeno said:

A root canal is definitely forever !!! Once the nerve has been removed it is NOT going to grow back !!

It should be forever if you take good care of the tooth.  If not, it can rot away but you will not feel pain.  Fillings have a limited life and may or may not last as long as you like.  But that is to be anticipated.

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Cgu
14 hours ago, Davaoeno said:

A root canal is definitely forever !!! Once the nerve has been removed it is NOT going to grow back !!

this is not true - no nerve is removed. Actually a root canal is done to save the tooth  (not always).  The root canal is normally necessary when an infection is inside your tooth - do it so fast as possible. Otherwise the tooth will die (or it could be death) Even if the tooth will die (already passed saving) you need to do it!!! Otherwise the infection will spread to the bone and will get worse.

So do not listen to somebody saying not doing it.

On 11/3/2018 at 12:07 AM, death_by_cupcake said:

Don't do it.

 

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death_by_cupcake

A root canal is a complex procedure and a dentist receives practically zero training.  I've personally seen the scans and x-rays of good root canals versus bad ones.  The bad ones have ragged edges and sometimes even tools get broken off in the canal and left forever.  It is absolutely imperative to have the root canal done correctly.  Research the connection between root canals and heart disease.  A good root canal will have smooth edges on all sides of the canal and filled with a high quality rubber like composition.  The alternative to a root canal is NOT dealing with pain.  Go to a trained root canal person... regardless where trained.  This type of dental specialist is called an endodontist and they receive root canal training in their schooling.  Also, an endodontist, while more expensive, will have all the correct tools and imaging machines in which a dentist won't have.  Choose wisely... your life could depend on it.

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Davaoeno

There is a lot of wrong information being posted here.

If anyone cares to find out the truth I suggest they look here :

 

https://www.aae.org/patients/root-canal-treatment/what-is-a-root-canal/

 

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The bottom line is that the tooth is filled with something called "pulp"- which contains the nerve . A root canal removes all of the pulp [ including the nerve- thus no more pain].  The only down side is that the tooth afterwards does become a bit more fragile and prone to breaking  [ altho all of my root canals were done over 30 years ago and none of the teeth have broken].

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Goetz1965

Like I said before go to Dr. Pflugfelder in Mango Square.

I had Root canal done in Germany about 30 years ago, so I know what a good doctor does.
Dr. Pflugfelder did the same treatment that I got in Germany  for my gf tooth - that was 3 years ago and till now its perfect. 

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Kreole
11 hours ago, Goetz1965 said:

Like I said before go to Dr. Pflugfelder in Mango Square.

I had Root canal done in Germany about 30 years ago, so I know what a good doctor does.
Dr. Pflugfelder did the same treatment that I got in Germany  for my gf tooth - that was 3 years ago and till now its perfect. 

Salamat.   I will make an appointment when I am next in Cebu.  In the meanwhile this thread has encouraged me to do more research, so thanks for the link, Davaoeno.

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Cgu

Here this might help:D - as you see the pulp is removed - however you will still have "feelings", specially pressure, as the nerve is still attached to the root (not inside anymore). I have it done around a year ago (in Europe). I still "feel" the bite, but is not anymore as sensitive as other teeth.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR-p8f6NcBs

 

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