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Do you think i should avoid a root canal or a crown by doing a laser nerve treatment for my tooth?

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Dr. Pamela Asseff answered

Specializes in Dentistry

The laser nerve treatment is another way to do a root canal. The tooth needs a root canal and later a crown regardless of the style of root canal treatment chosen. The tooth becomes dehydrated following root canal therapy. The crown offers the tooth strength to resist fracture.

Answered Dec 19, 2013

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Dr. Bruce Terry answered

Specializes in Endodontics

If you have an tooth infection or an irritated tooth you must either have root canal therapy or an extraction. Not all, but many teeth will need a crown after root canal treatment. Your dentist will advise you. Laser nerve treatment is a newer way to perform root canal treatment. It's not very popular and by definition it's still root canal treatment.

Answered Jun 25, 2016

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman answered

Specializes in Endodontics

As a root canal specialist, having performed 30, 000 in my career, i can authoritatively tell you a laser does not equate to a root canal therapy.

Answered Jan 20, 2017

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