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Can others besids a dentist do cleaning, filling, root canal, make crowns and bridges, implants?

Can others besids a dentist do cleaning, filling, root canal, make crowns and bridges, implants?

Legally, no.: Only exception is in the Dental School. Here the Dental Student may perform these treatments under the supervision of a licensed Dentist on staff. Cleanings may be done by licensed Hygenist. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Are 42.40 for filling, root canal, or extraction?

D-code: If that is the code that you want to know what it is for it actually is for periodontic scalling and root planning...Deep cleaning with exposing the bone with a flap. Otherwise not sure what you are asking. ...Read more

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Can you get a filling/root canal with general anaesthetic?

You probably can,: But local anesthesia should be adequate. The more medications you take the higher the risk and required monitoring and time for them to wear off. ...Read more

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I had a root canal a few weeks ago and am scheduled for my crown or permanent filling tomorrow. I have a flight tomorrow evening. Is this a problem?

I had a root canal a few weeks ago and am scheduled for my crown or permanent filling tomorrow. I have a flight tomorrow evening. Is this a problem?

Shouldn't Be Problem: Since the root canal treatment removed the nerve & especially infection, there is little left to cause issue. You will probably leave with a temp crown so avoid sticky foods until final crown is delivered (usually 2-3 weeks). Be sure to tell your dentist first though and they might give you Magic Mouthwash to rinse with since the gum can be irritated after the crown prep is complete. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I should have a crown or a filling after having a root canal?

Filling and crown: You need a filling to fill in the tooth and then get a crown to further protect the tooth and make it stronger. ...Read more

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Filling was used to cover up the hole left from the root canal. Is that the normal procedure or should a new crown be placed?

Tooth build up: From your question it seems like you already have a crown and then they had to do a root canal through the crown. In that situation, just filling the hole by doing a build up is enough provided the existing crown is in good shape. However if there is no existing crown on that tooth and the root canal is done , then you need a crown on the tooth for further protection after the root canal ...Read more

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Filling caused root canal and crown - dentist at fault?

Filling caused root canal and crown - dentist at fault?

Thanks for asking!: A fillings most important function is to be leak proof. When the tooth is prepared for a filling not all of the bacteria is removed. Some are still hiding in the tooth structure and will continue to decay the tooth at a slower rate when covered by the filling because there is little to no oral fluids leaking in to feed the bugs. In time the bugs win again and then you get a root canal and crown. ...Read more

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Had root canal done a month ago. Still having pain on one side of tooth. Haven't got permanent filling yet or crown. What could be going on?

Had root canal done a month ago. Still having pain on one side of tooth. Haven't got permanent filling yet or crown. What could be going on?

See DDS: Go back to the dentist that performed the root canal therapy to make sure that the tooth has not fractured, that additional canals are not evident or that an periodontal or endodontic abscess is evident prior to the fabrication of the crown. If all ok, do not wait to have the permanent restoration to avoid additional problems. If still symptomatic, a consultation with a specialist may be advised. ...Read more

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I recently had a root canal, but am unable to afford the crown. How long do I have until i loose the tooth? My root canal was at the end of feb. I had a temporary filling, but my insurance ran out before i could pay for the crown.

I recently had a root canal, but am unable to afford the crown. How long do I have until i loose the tooth? My root canal was at the end of feb. I had a temporary filling, but my insurance ran out before i could pay for the crown.

That : That would depend on which tooth it was, the condition of the tooth itself, and your bite. A tooth that is in the front of the mouth that does not contact any teeth when you bite could last many years without a crown. A tooth in the back of the mouth like a molar that you bite against and had a large cavity and/or multiple fillings in it prior to having root can break in a few weeks. You need to see your dentist and talk to him or her about your situation. If the tooth is vulnerable, you may be able to have a temporary crown made to protect the tooth for several months until you can afford the permanent crown. ...Read more

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Is a crown a good idea after a root canal on a molar, or would a filling be adequate?

Is a crown a good idea after a root canal on a molar, or would a filling be adequate?

Crown is better: After a tooth has had a root canal, it loses some of its structural integrity, because the insides of the tooth have been hollowed from the drilling. As a result, the tooth needs to be reinforced to withstand the pressures of biting and chewing. A filling will fill the hole, but only a crown will cover the whole tooth surface, hold all the pieces together, and dramatically increase longevity. ...Read more

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Is crown work really necessary? I had to have an anterior root canal redone from 8 years ago. I had an apicoectomy. The dentist pointed out that the original work was only a filling, no crown work was done. Part of my patient plan now includes crown work

Only : Only by clinical exam and an x-ray will you get the true answer to your question. Back teeth in general need some support after root canals to prevent fracture-not so for front teeth unless there are other factors such as appearance or weakened tooth structure. If you're not sure get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Old root canal without crown now has cavity. Should i opt for crown lengthening with filling and crown or pull it and get an implant?

Depends: It does depend on the strength of the tooth. Generally if a tooth has a root canal it had multiple fillings before this possibly a fracture -it is compromised already even after all the time and financial commitments of restoring, the chances of that tooth surviving 3 -5 years is not great. Then you are back to getting an implant. I try not to pay for things twice, but it is a decision between you. ...Read more

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Temp filling after root canal damaged? Have seen dentist. Crown scheduled later this week. Is there a great risk for another infection before?

Probably Not: The purpose of the temporary filling after root canal treatment is to prevent the influx of bacteria from your mouth. If you damaged the temporary but the dentist checked it and did not feel it necessary to immediately replace it you probably didn't cause any damage. Replace the temporary with the crown anytime after the initial inflammation passes but not longer than 30 days. See your DDS. ...Read more

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Almost done with a root canal treatment. Just need filling and crown. But bite is off and tooth feels like it has moved/shifted. Is this normal?

Root canal: Are you having any pain or swelling? Talk to the dentist doing the root canal. It maybe something as simple as a temporary filling that is too high and needs a simple adjustment, or it could be an infection. See the dentist. ...Read more

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My front tooth undergone a root canal instead of putting a crown after the treatment, my dentist put a permanent filling. Is it the same with crown?

My front tooth undergone a root canal instead of putting a crown after the treatment, my dentist put a permanent filling.  Is it the same with crown?

No better: actually what you had is better than crown crown is preserved to a tooth that lost some of the surface so instead of removing it the crown will save ir by replacing the lost surface you are good good luck ...Read more

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Lower molar tooth hurts when biting down. Had root canal several years ago have filling. No crown. No sensitivity to head or cold. Thought?

Cracked Tooth: Teeth that have root canals are more brittle. If the tooth is not adequately restored with a crown the remaining tooth structure will be very prone to crack. Visit a dentist to diagnose the problem before the pain worsens. ...Read more

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Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more