A 25-year-old female asked:
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i have hyperthyroid and i have got cavities in all teeth can i have capping done without root canal?

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Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
No: You must have the infection removed from the teeth before they can be capped.
Answered on Jan 17, 2016
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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
Speak with dentist: Speak to your dentist about your dental issues. Always be conservative, you may not need crowns . Based on the clinical and radiographic findings, the dentist will discuss a treatment plan that will fit your clinical and monetary needs.
Answered on Feb 13, 2016
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: If the tooth is abscessed, badly infected, the infected tooth material must be removed. That means either root canal treatment and a crown, or extraction, implant, and a crown. It is not a cure, not a solution, to place a cap on an infected tooth without removing the infection.
Answered on Jan 17, 2016
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is possible: Most of the time a crowns (capping) can be done without the need for a root canal. Your dentist can ultimately help you determine the best options for treating your teeth in your individual situation.
Answered on Jan 22, 2016
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Dr. Jerry Brown
Dr. Jerry Brown commented
52 years experience Prosthodontics
If your teeth are predisposed to decay; crowns may not be your best alternative. Decay can develop between crown- tooth margins easily. Can't evaluate need for RCT until decay is removed from individual teeth, decide on further treatment at that time.
Jan 21, 2016
Dr. Justin Nelson
15 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Yes: just because you need a crown (capping) does not indicate that you will need a root canal
Answered on Feb 11, 2016
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Maybe yes, maybe no: It depends how deep your cavities are. It has nothing to do with your hyperthyroidism.
Answered on Mar 2, 2016

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