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If an old root canaled tooth is extracted, does any dentistry material remain?

28 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry
11 doctors agree

In brief: No.

When the tooth is extracted all dental material should be removed with the tooth.
The rare exception would be if some of the material used to seal the canals is extruded past the tip of the root, or apex, during the root canal but even that is usually removed by curetting the socket following the extraction.

In brief: No.

When the tooth is extracted all dental material should be removed with the tooth.
The rare exception would be if some of the material used to seal the canals is extruded past the tip of the root, or apex, during the root canal but even that is usually removed by curetting the socket following the extraction.
Dr. Maurice Lindly
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5 doctors agree

In brief: Ideally no.

Once the tooth is extracted all the materials ( fillings, cements etc) should be removed as well.

In brief: Ideally no.

Once the tooth is extracted all the materials ( fillings, cements etc) should be removed as well.
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
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Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Everything associated with that tooth should be removed to enable proper healing.

In brief: No.

Everything associated with that tooth should be removed to enable proper healing.
Dr. Alan Zweig
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Dr. George Ayoub
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Once tooth extracted , crt material is in the canal and come out when tooth is pulled.

In brief: No

Once tooth extracted , crt material is in the canal and come out when tooth is pulled.
Dr. George Ayoub
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Dr. John Dovgan
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

The ideal answer is no.
However, older root canals were obturated using a silver point as the filling material can leave some of it behind if it is broken off during the extraction. An x-ray post operative can relieve any fear you have about this. Broken files past the apex can also cause the same issue.

In brief: Maybe

The ideal answer is no.
However, older root canals were obturated using a silver point as the filling material can leave some of it behind if it is broken off during the extraction. An x-ray post operative can relieve any fear you have about this. Broken files past the apex can also cause the same issue.
Dr. John Dovgan
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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Extraction

When a tooth is extracted, no portion of the tooth should remain in the jaw bone, that includes material.

In brief: Extraction

When a tooth is extracted, no portion of the tooth should remain in the jaw bone, that includes material.
Dr. Thomas Davis
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

Once a tooth is completely removed, there is usually no dental material remaining.
Sometimes, there can be remaining sealer if it was extruded during the original root canal process. Your dentist can xray the area if he feels the need to check.

In brief: Probably not

Once a tooth is completely removed, there is usually no dental material remaining.
Sometimes, there can be remaining sealer if it was extruded during the original root canal process. Your dentist can xray the area if he feels the need to check.
Dr. Willis Hardesty
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The extraction procedure includes removing all diseased and broken down tissue -- hard and soft -- to allow for optimal healing.
Therefore no dental material should remain.

In brief: No

The extraction procedure includes removing all diseased and broken down tissue -- hard and soft -- to allow for optimal healing.
Therefore no dental material should remain.
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Extracted tooth

When a tooth is extracted no root canal material is typically left behind.
It is removed with the tooth.

In brief: Extracted tooth

When a tooth is extracted no root canal material is typically left behind.
It is removed with the tooth.
Dr. Matt Fulmer
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Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

I have seen this happen.
The material that is used to fill the canals of a tooth (gutta purcha) can possibly extend beyond the tip (apex) of the root. Gutta pucha is an inert material that is biocompatible and will not harm you if it is left behind. It is very rare that any material will remain after an extraction.

In brief: Possibly

I have seen this happen.
The material that is used to fill the canals of a tooth (gutta purcha) can possibly extend beyond the tip (apex) of the root. Gutta pucha is an inert material that is biocompatible and will not harm you if it is left behind. It is very rare that any material will remain after an extraction.
Dr. David Duguid
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No most of the time

Root canal therapy involves removing the vital tissue inside the canals of the root and filling the empty canals with a filling material to seal off the canals in the root.
Some root canal filling material can go out the end of the root unintentionally. Sometimes, some of the extruded material that is out the end of the tooth may remain in the extraction site after the tooth is removed.

In brief: No most of the time

Root canal therapy involves removing the vital tissue inside the canals of the root and filling the empty canals with a filling material to seal off the canals in the root.
Some root canal filling material can go out the end of the root unintentionally. Sometimes, some of the extruded material that is out the end of the tooth may remain in the extraction site after the tooth is removed.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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In brief: Treatment plan

Have the DDS radiograph the socket if you are concerned.
More important, have a treatment plan prior to the extraction in reference to how you are going to replace the tooth.

In brief: Treatment plan

Have the DDS radiograph the socket if you are concerned.
More important, have a treatment plan prior to the extraction in reference to how you are going to replace the tooth.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: EXTRACTION

Of old root canaled tooth will not leave any dental material in the gum.

In brief: EXTRACTION

Of old root canaled tooth will not leave any dental material in the gum.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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