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My endodontist pack my tooth with something to kill the nerve tissue because he couldn`t get it numb enough to work on it .....and told me to come back in six week why?


First, I would direct your questions to your endodontist. If you have questions about care that your doctor is providing, he/she would be able to provide the best answers to your questions.


Obtaining anesthesia (numbness) on certain teeth is very difficult. If your provider could not make you comfortable enough to work on at the time, he/she may have decided to bring you back at another time when your tooth may be easier to manage. I do not know what he/she packed your tooth with, so I would speak with him/her if you have questions about the process.

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Melissa McCartney Drum, DDS, MS Melissa McCartney Drum, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University