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Periodontist said general dds placed crowns on #2 & 3 to tightly. This resulted in a furcation on #2. Could this be true?

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably Not

Furcation involvement results from inability to clean the area, resulting in bacterial overgrowth & subsequent bone loss (bet.
The roots). Another cause is often a crack in the tooth that perforates the furcation or prior root canal treatment that may have perforated into the furcation. You need to see your dentist / periodontist for re-evaluation and determination as to definitive treatment.

In brief: Probably Not

Furcation involvement results from inability to clean the area, resulting in bacterial overgrowth & subsequent bone loss (bet.
The roots). Another cause is often a crack in the tooth that perforates the furcation or prior root canal treatment that may have perforated into the furcation. You need to see your dentist / periodontist for re-evaluation and determination as to definitive treatment.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Facts?

Something just doesn't sound quite right.
It would not be fair to you, your general dentist or your periodontist to render a judgment or opinion without more information or being able to actually examining you. Furcation bone loss is usually caused by periodontal breakdown from poor oral hygiene and dental neglect over a long period of time. Poor dental restorations can also be a factor.

In brief: Facts?

Something just doesn't sound quite right.
It would not be fair to you, your general dentist or your periodontist to render a judgment or opinion without more information or being able to actually examining you. Furcation bone loss is usually caused by periodontal breakdown from poor oral hygiene and dental neglect over a long period of time. Poor dental restorations can also be a factor.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. LaMont Gee
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably not

If the contact between two teeth following crown placement is a little tight, the teeth will simply move to adjust in a manner similar to wearing braces.
In this case your teeth would feel like you had something stuck between them for a few days and they would also be a little sore. Then your symptoms would disappear. Furcation involvement, regardless of cause needs to be treated.

In brief: Probably not

If the contact between two teeth following crown placement is a little tight, the teeth will simply move to adjust in a manner similar to wearing braces.
In this case your teeth would feel like you had something stuck between them for a few days and they would also be a little sore. Then your symptoms would disappear. Furcation involvement, regardless of cause needs to be treated.
Dr. LaMont Gee
Dr. LaMont Gee
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Dr. Ross Rubino
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Difficult to tell

Your description of "too tightly" doesn't make much sense.
If the crowns were too large, didn't fit accurately at the gum line, trauma produced from impression technique, etc., this can contribute to bone loss and a furcation problem.

In brief: Difficult to tell

Your description of "too tightly" doesn't make much sense.
If the crowns were too large, didn't fit accurately at the gum line, trauma produced from impression technique, etc., this can contribute to bone loss and a furcation problem.
Dr. Ross Rubino
Dr. Ross Rubino
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Dr. Duane Keller
Dentistry

In brief: Doubtful

The loss of bone is usually a result of a bacterial infection under the gum tissue and around the roots (furcation).
Check with your dentist or periodontist for answers. We find controlling the bacteria with the perio protect method helps.

In brief: Doubtful

The loss of bone is usually a result of a bacterial infection under the gum tissue and around the roots (furcation).
Check with your dentist or periodontist for answers. We find controlling the bacteria with the perio protect method helps.
Dr. Duane Keller
Dr. Duane Keller
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Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry

In brief: Maybe

Without physically seeing the progression of the furcation over time its impossible to determine the cause.
However, a tight contact between #2 and #3 probably didn't cause a furcation.

In brief: Maybe

Without physically seeing the progression of the furcation over time its impossible to determine the cause.
However, a tight contact between #2 and #3 probably didn't cause a furcation.
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dr. Kenneth Comer
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