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Can You Do A Root Canal Through A Crown
The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more
Can an endodontist drill through a permanent dental crown to do a root canal or does the crown have to come off (crown is affixed to bridge)?
Endodontist can: Endodontist can do it and not brake your crown. Endodontists are dentists who specialize in saving teeth, and have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing and relieving tooth pain/infection, and use advanced equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How long after a retreatment of a root canal with a temporary filling, can you eat on that side/tooth?
When an endodontist has to do a root canal through a tooth w/ a crown, why would he tell me to get a new crown?
Hole in existing one: When endodontists do a root canal on a tooth with an existing crown they must drill a hole through it. If the crown is porcelain then it is common for the porcelain to crack and break during the procedure and a new crown may be required. If the structural integrity of the crown is unaffected by the root canal then you should be able to have the access cavity to the root canal filled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Root canal Capped?: If unable to afford a cap after root canal therapy ...Get a temporary stainless steel crown and save up for the more permanent one. Go to a community dental clinic or one associated with a dental school. It is more affordable but takes alot longer to get treatment completed. But don't wait as these teeth tend to split in half ..Then all is lost.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dentist: Dental caries is the most prevalent chronic disease in the world. If cavities aren't treated with fillings, they can lead to root canals, severe toothache, infection and tooth loss. Although cavities can be fixed by the dentist the prevention of cavities is the best strategy for your oral health. See a dentist for examination and x-rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Root canal treatment is done when a tooth is infected or if the nerve is irreversibly inflamed. If you have a strong, constant dull ache or pain to cold that lingers for several minutes, then you likely need root canal treatment. If your tooth is only sensitive when you eat something sweet or if you have cold pain for a few seconds, you may only need a filling. Have your dentist check it for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do you think I should avoid a root canal or a crown by doing a laser nerve treatment for my tooth?
No: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any licensed dentist: I believe, like here in missouri, any general dentist can perform any aspect of dentistry a specialist would do. There are many gps who like doing things like root canals and are very good at it..They just never went to a grauate training program for a specialty certificate. Just like a gp can remove teeth, like an oral surgeon. The gps choice. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pulp Testing: A dentist or root canal specialist will test your tooth/teeth and see if you have abnormal results in one tooth. You may have something visible on a xray or large decay inside your tooth. You may have severe response to temperature or no response to temperature. You may have sensitivity to biting and pressure on the tooth or the surrounding gum. You may have swelling. Testing will tell. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should i get a root canal or just extract and get a bridge? Is it worth it to get all these root canal and then braces?
Implant Replacement: There are times when extracting the tooth and replacing it with an implant supported crown may be the better choice. You are not preparing the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth for a fixed bridge. Therefore it is conservative in that you are only dealing with the one area. It may be about the same cost as a root canal, post and crown. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
My dentist said your anchor tooth might require root canal as it is over grinded. How do I avoid a root canal?
Guessing here: But it maybe that the tooth in question has been worn down to a point that grinding more tooth off to have room for a crown would cause exposure of the nerve of the tooth. Alternatives are not good but might include crowns to shorten the opposing teeth and gum surgery to make the tooth in question longer(crown lengthening). ...Read more
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