A 41-year-old member asked:
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will i need an implant after having a root canal?

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Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
No: Perfoming a root canal on a tooth will help heal the tooth without need to extract it. As long as the tooth is still in your mouth, no implant needed. An implant is used to restore a tooth that has been extracted.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
25 years experience Dentistry
Choose only one!: A damaged nerve may be treated with only 2 options. A root canal to remove the damaged tissue or an extraction to remove the damaged tissue and the tooth housing it. If the tooth is removed, the newly created space may be restored with an implant. The best treatment option depends on the circumstances necessitating the treatment.
Answered on Jan 14, 2013
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Not likely: If the root canal therapy is successful and you then protect the tooth with a crown or whatever other restoration your dentist feels is appropriate, the tooth can last forever and not need a replacement. We see this all the time. However, if the rct fails, or develops periodontal problems, an implant supported tooth is usually the best replacement option. Discuss your options with your dentist.
Answered on Jan 14, 2013
Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience Dentistry
No: No. You may need a retention post and a crown. But not an implant if you just had a rootcanal done.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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Depends...: How many implants, how many crowns, how many root canals. Why don't you get an estimate from a local dentist who can treat you? In this way you will k ... Read More
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