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Can the root canal and filling 4 teeth damage recent cervical spine fusion since I need to contort my neck for dentist to reach teeth?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

Ck w your surgeon, but probably not a problem. Remember that rather than having to contort your neck, the dentist can adjust the dental chair, the headrest, and his own posture to keep you as comfortable as possible.

In brief: Probably not

Ck w your surgeon, but probably not a problem. Remember that rather than having to contort your neck, the dentist can adjust the dental chair, the headrest, and his own posture to keep you as comfortable as possible.
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Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely if careful

A recent cervical spine fusion should be allowed to heal fully before complex dental procedures are attempted.
The root canal tooth can have a gross pulpal debridement and medication within the tooth chamber to buy enough time. Taking that tooth out of occlusion at the same time will minimize the risk of it fracturing until completion at a later time. Teeth needing fillings can be temporized.

In brief: Unlikely if careful

A recent cervical spine fusion should be allowed to heal fully before complex dental procedures are attempted.
The root canal tooth can have a gross pulpal debridement and medication within the tooth chamber to buy enough time. Taking that tooth out of occlusion at the same time will minimize the risk of it fracturing until completion at a later time. Teeth needing fillings can be temporized.
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO

With a solid cervical spinal fusion it is highly unlikely that you will incur any damage.
We have athletes that return to professionally competitive contact sports following cervical fusions.

In brief: NO

With a solid cervical spinal fusion it is highly unlikely that you will incur any damage.
We have athletes that return to professionally competitive contact sports following cervical fusions.
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