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Temporary filling fell out after root canal, what can I do?

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Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Get it fixed!: Root canal treatment must be followed up with a definitive restoration of the tooth. A leak into the root canal filling could cause a failure of the root canal treatment. Also, teeth that have had root canal treatment are more likely to break and must have a strong final restoration placed to help prevent this.
Answered on May 13, 2017
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