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Root canal treatment for tooth under a bridge

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: Unless the particular tooth is essentially gone and can't be crowned or fixed on own and be stable, no.
Dr. Matt Fulmer
15 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: It is not abnormal for a root canal to need to be performed on a supporting (abutment) tooth of a bridge. If the nerve is inflamed or infected, the ro ... Read More
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Dr. Aaron Cook
16 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If the nerves of the supporting teeth die or develop "irreversible" symptoms like waking you at night, aching throughout the day, etc, then yes, they ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: The internet still cannot replace an exam and radiograph to make a diagnosis. See your dentist for an evaluation to see if you can still restore that ... Read More
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Maybe: You might have split the tooth. If that is the case, then it cannot be restored and will need to be extracted. If the infection has worsened, this may ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends: If a recent root canal, then the inflammation at the end of the root needs to heal over the next week. If long time ago root canal, then you may have ... Read More
Dr. Allan Hawryluk
19 years experience Dentistry
Depends: It is quite normal for a recently treated root canal tooth to be tender to percussion for a few days after the procedure. This is because the ligament ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Benhamou
20 years experience Dentistry
Treatment is best: I try to save natural teeth as long as possible. Depending on how deep a cavity is or how much additional damage there is to a tooth can really be the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathan Pfister
12 years experience Dentistry
Root canal pain: Bad news. I'd get the tooth scanned with 3d x ray ( cbct) and evaluated for fracture. For sure there is chronic infection if still hurts. Lots of ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes: As long as there is a sufficient amount of bone supporting the tooth and the tooth is properly restored, usually with a crown, then braces can be used ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No more nerve: When the nerve of the tooth gets infected, the dead nerve and blood vessel are removed from the canal in the root of the tooth (like taking a bad elec ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Temporary: Antibiotics will help limit the spread of infection temporarily. Please see an endodontist, a root canal specialist, for evaluation. May require re- ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Root canal: Are you having any pain or swelling? Talk to the dentist doing the root canal. It maybe something as simple as a temporary filling that is too high ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
20 years experience Endodontics
Root canal: If you had a root canal completed, then the nerve inside the root that allows you to feel temperature changes has been removed and it's unlikely the s ... Read More

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