A 24-year-old male asked:
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My 18 year old had pulpectomy on tooth number 19, he had decay in the tooth and was in pain, is a crown always necessary after a root canal.

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Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Depends: Depends how big the cavity was, how much tooth structure is left, and how hard your child's bite is.
Answered on Mar 16, 2014
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Dr. Pamela Asseff
27 years experience in Dentistry
Since the root canal removes the life of the tooth, this tooth will become more brittle. I definitely recommend a crown
Mar 14, 2014

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