A 18-year-old male asked:
what happens if the tooth that needs root canal has a cavity? which needs to be done first? filling or root canal?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered
35 years experience Dentistry
Root canal: You will do the root canal first and then restore the tooth, usually with a crown.
Answered on Apr 12, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
Simultaneous: Endodontist will remove all disease tooth material, then seal the root canals. Your general dentist will then cap the tooth to seal and support the crown of the tooth. It's a collaborative effort.
Answered on Apr 30, 2014
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