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Loose tooth post-root canal & crowning, how can this be remedied?

Loose tooth post-root canal & crowning, how can this be remedied?

Loose from?: If the crown is loose, intact and no caries, the crown might be able to be re-cemented. If the structure inside the crown is decayed or fractured, at least a new post and crown. If the tooth is unrestorable due to root fracture, periodontal breakdown, untreatable infection, etc. An extraction would be in order. This needs to be evaluated in person by a dentist who can discuss your options. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Crown (Definition)

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


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What are the cons of extraction of last upper molar compared with root canal and crowning crown?

What are the cons of extraction of last upper molar compared with root canal and crowning crown?

Tooth: Is the tooth in function, meaning does it have a tooth on the bottom to bite against? If so, does your dentist think you will get more than 5 yrs out of RCT and Crown, if not may be better to extract and place an implant, especially as you are a young guy.. ...Read more

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What is crowning? Normally those that did root canal treatment did the crowning also. Does it permanently stick to teeth?

What is crowning? Normally those that did root canal treatment did the crowning also. Does it permanently stick to teeth?

Tooth Covering: A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. Porcelain generally has the most natural appearance, your dentist will decide which material is best to use. ...Read more

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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 more

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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)?

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 more

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Immediately after I got the crown, my tooth started paining so my dr did root canal through the crown and filled it. Why she did not put a new crown?

Immediately after I got the crown, my tooth started paining so my dr did root canal through the crown and filled it. Why she did not put a new crown?

Reasons vary: It is not uncommon that recent root canal therapy remains painful to the tooth. The tooth may need as long as a year to heal from the therapy, so it is common that a dentist simply fills the hole and monitor before placing a new crown. The tissue under the tooth could swell and the crown may need to be reshaped, so a new crown later may not be a bad idea. Ask your dr about your specific situation. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you do a root canal and don't put the crown on?

Possible fracture: In molar and premolar teeth there is about a 30% incidence of tooth fracture over a 5 year period if a crown is not placed (and is simply filled instead). Crowns help prevent tooth fracture by directing the chewing forces down the long axis of the tooth. ...Read more

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Explain a bite adjustment of a new crown, as in how's it done? Also, can they do a root canal on a brand new crown? So much pain, yet he wants to wait

Pain after crown: The surface of the crown can be carefully removed with a diamond stone or other material in the area of premature contact. Root Canal Therapy can usually be done through an opening in the crown (new or old) although it can affect the integrity of the crown. Whether to wait, adjust or do RCT is a clinical judgement. Trust your dentist or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Shouldn't the dentist replace crowns after root canal as part of procedure? My dentist would not put the crown he removed from my teeth to do a root canal unless I paid $600.00. He said my insurance did not cover it. If that is true, sould he have told me

Shouldn't the dentist replace crowns after root canal as part of procedure? My dentist would not put the crown he removed from my teeth to do a root canal unless I paid $600.00. He said my insurance did not cover it. If that is true, sould he have told me

Confused: A root canal and a crown are 2 separate procedures. And always 2 separate fees.
I don't fully understand your question.
Did you have an existing crown on the tooth.
If so, existing crows sometimes need replacing and always at an additional fee.
If you did not have an existing crown and need a crown, then the crown is an additional and separate fee.
Have your dentist discuss this w you! ...Read more

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My permenant crowns put on but I don't know if I need root canal and I don't understand the concept really. Can you explain?

Summary: Any dental procedure, trauma, decay, etc altering a tooth can affect the nerve inside. When the nerve is injured or dies, a root canal procedure can save the tooth. It is done by making a small opening in the tooth and cleaning and sealing off the internal channels where these tissues normal reside. More info can be found at: http://www. Aae. Org (look under the "patients" section). ...Read more

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I'm getting a root canal and a build up, but I can't afford the crown yet. What shouldn't I eat after I get the build up? What's recovery like?

I'm getting a root canal and a build up, but I can't afford the crown yet. What shouldn't I eat after I get the build up? What's recovery like?

See below: See if you can pick up an additional insurance or while it is still available, the dental component of Obamacare. The tooth will fracture without the crown, it may not happen tomorrow, but it will fracture and if the tooth fractures vertically, it may be deemed an extraction. ...Read more

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Which is more expensive, root canal or crown?

Which is more expensive, root canal or crown?

$ RCT vs Crown $?: That depends upon which tooth, the type of crown and the particular office. Why do you ask? It's not usual for there to be a choice between the two to solve a particular problem. I suggest you: 1. Find a dentist whom you trust. Then, 2. Discuss your treatment options and not only what you should do, but what happens if you don't.
Finally, think long term and not just initial costs. Think wisely. ...Read more

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Had a root canal and crown, still in pain, help?

See your dentist: Your crown could be hitting heavy and causing pain. Your root canal could be failing. The tooth could be cracked. Starting with an evaluation by a dentist is your best option. ...Read more

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Why do I need a root canal if having a crown replaced?

Pulp issue: By the time a crown is needed, a tooth has sustained a lot of damage...Either from, cavities/fillings, broken/chipped, grinding/clenching, to name a few. Rct is typically done before crowning these types of damaged teeth to prevent an abcess forming after the crown is placed. If a rct has been done already, then crowning is recommended to strengthen the tooth/enamel structure. ...Read more

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How painful is a root canal followed by a post and crown?

How painful is a root canal followed by a post and crown?

No pain: If you are given the proper amount of local anesthetic, you should have no pain or discomfort while having the root canal. You should also have no discomfort having a post and the crown. ...Read more

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Is it okay if I get my crown 2 months after my root canal?

Not uncommon: However, if you need a crown, you should get a temporary crown or filling ASAP. ...Read more

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I've to get a root canal and a crown, how bad will it hurt?

I've to get a root canal and a crown, how bad will it hurt?

No: It shouldn't hurt at all. You will be given a local anesthetic and as long as there's no large infection in the area of the injection, the anesthetic should block all of the sensations from the tooth reaching your brain. If you do feel some discomfort, tell the dentist and he will definitely give you more anesthetic. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does a crown last after a root canal?

Average 5-10 years: There are multiple factors that determine how long a crown lasts. These factors include: the patient's oral health maintenance, diet, clenching or grinding, and how much of the original tooth was left to restore. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long will a root canal last without a crown?

Various: You are taking a risk. If the tooth brakes, then you will need to get extraction. Its a risk you don't want to take.

the tooth becomes week after root canal.

You need to get an exam and x-ray to see what is the best option for you.

you can also send me your x-rays for a second opinion

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Would getting a crown on my root canal end this annoying pain?

Sometimes: Root canal is very complex.

If the tooth still hurts, you need to see your dentist to check if the tooth has good prognosis. Usually wait 4-6 weeks after root canal to determine the next course to take.

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Please tell me, could a root canal be filled instead of crowned?

Confusion: You are confused about two different procedures. Root canal therapy is one procedure. Placing a crown on a tooth is a different procedure. Since it is difficult to determine, over the internet, exactly what your problem is, have your dentist explain to you in detail what treatment you need. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if I get a root canal but no crown?

Could you tell me what happens if I get a root canal but no crown?

More danger: Of the tooth breaking. Root canal teeth are generally more fragile & prone to fracture. Also they are more likely to decay without you knowing about it. Not all rct teeth require crowns, although it is advisable in the majority of cases. If a tooth fractures, sometimes it can still be repaired. Occasionally it's too late then, & requires an extraction. Discuss your options\ risks with your own dds. ...Read more

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How long am I suppose to wait between having a root canal and a crown?

Wait carefully: The best answer is to wait until the tooth has returned to a normal feel. This may take 2 days or 2 months, or in rare cases, never. If the tooth has delayed healing, seek evaluation by an endodontist prior to placing the crown. Always be careful to not overstress the tooth in the meantime, as it would be a shame to have it fracture. ...Read more

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I just had a root canal how long can I wait before putting a crown in?

Depends: You shouldn't wait longer than one month. The crown should be started as soon as possible following the treatment. ...Read more

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What could be the possible causes of my crown hurting if had root canal there?

Crown has to be out.: Any cavity or infection must be expose to air and drained, fast. A close space will lead to major problem. If a fully proper root canal problem was performed, there shouldn't be pain or discomfort, except for few days after the work. Again, get ye back to the dentist. ...Read more

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How long should you wait after getting a root canal before getting fitted for a permanent crown?

2 weeks: 2 weeks is usually an adequate amount of time to wait before starting the permanent crown process. This allows any inflammation to subside, tooth should be pain-free, and gives time to confirm that the root canal is working. However, waiting too long can be catastophic. Depending on how much tooth is left, is you wait too long, the brittle tooth may break so badly it has to be extracted! ...Read more

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Had root canal taking 500mg moxocillen 3 time daily should I take all of them before going back for crown?

Finish antibiotic: You should always finish the antibiotic perscription. Don't stop taking it once you feel better or the procedure is done. Finish it. I have many patients who don't finish an antibiotic and then the infection is not gone and it will come back and be harder to treat the next time. ...Read more