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crown lengthening vs root canal

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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
48 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
This : This can vary depending on the extent of the crown lenghtening and your body's ability to heal. In my office we usually allow a minimum of 8 weeks fo ... Read More

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Hard to tell: Without seeing you it is hard to tell. The crown lengthening may or may not be stable for a few weeks... Depending upon how it was done. But that on ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
Extraction: Extract the moler and get it over with.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Your choice: Both treatment options are viable. Can't tell how strong your actual tooth is, but i always prefer to restore natural teeth, if possible. There are no ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
World of difference: Restoring the tooth versus missing a tooth.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
39 years experience Dentistry
Sealing off roots: A root canal is a procedure when the pulp tissue (nerve and blood vessels) are cleaned out of the root can system inside a tooth, then shaped and sea ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Banner
47 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Crown lengthening without crown or veneer is done by either removing some gum tissue or removing some bone and repositioning the gum tissue to establi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience General Practice
Severe decay : If there was severe decay in the tooth, then some minor bone removal may be indicated when preparing the tooth for a crown in order to have the margin ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashish Naik
15 years experience General Practice
What is worse?: To me worse is what is the hardest to recover from. A crown and root canal can be done with little to no pain and very little post op discomfort. Bo ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Surgical extraction: When a tooth is fractured at the gumline, there is nothing for a dentist to hold on to remove it. Very common after a root canal because the tooth bec ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kara Rosenthal-Fraiman
30 years experience Endodontics
Root Canal: If tooth can be saved and restored. It would be much wiser to keep your own teeth for as long as possible..Implants are good but nothing will be like ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Variable: Since fees vary from office to office, one might be more expensive in one office and less expensive in another.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Crown materials: There is not one best material and many factors determine the material used.Factors include bite, amount of remaining tooth structure, cosmetics, oral ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes/no: A tooth with root canal may feel different than your other teeth but you are not supposed to have any discomfort. You need to see a dentist and have i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
21 years experience Dentistry
No: A crown is not always required after a root canal. After a root canal, a tooth becomes more brittle and more likely to break. A crown helps prevent ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
They are both: Significantly different procedures addressing significantly different issues. Sorry don't understand the context of the question.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
RCT: Root canal therapy... you'll save your tooth and in the long run it will be less expensive.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Smith
39 years experience Dentistry
No: Horizontal bone loss is a periodontal or gum problem. That is not treated with "root canals". You should see a dentist or periodontist to determine w ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Crown lengthening: Crown lengthening is generally done either to provide additional (longer) tooth structure to increase retention for a crown, or to provide more room a ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Better?: Better is a subjective term. Better in what way? Each has pros and cons. If a any type of crown was universally better, it would be the only one used. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yu
Dr. John Yu answered
15 years experience Endodontics
No: It is normal to wear out some of the temporary filling. However, it is not good to have the temporary filling completely out. Once the inside of th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
See the Endodontist: Not sure what the question is. If the tooth is in good condition and can be used with a reasonable prognosis (5years minimum) then have the root canal ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
40 years experience Dentistry
Not clear: If the wisdom tooth is extensively decayed and restored it may be better to have it removed. Eve though not impacted it may be so far back in the mou ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Veneers: Strictly speaking, veneers themselves do not "cause root canals". However, after receiving veneer treatment, sometimes teeth become sensitive or even ... Read More

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