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Can I see an endodontist for a consult (vs. periodontist) if a fistula is a result of tooth decay at/ inside the margin of a permanent crown?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: See an Endodontist

Diagnosis can be challenging.
Endodontists are trained to differentiate and treat complicate cases.

In brief: See an Endodontist

Diagnosis can be challenging.
Endodontists are trained to differentiate and treat complicate cases.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Justin Nelson
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Endo first

If the tooth has been evaluated by your dentist and it is truly restorable you always do endo first before perio.
Sounds like the leakage/decay caused the tooth to become abscessed to the root canal should be done first and any other bone/tissues issue would happen after the infection/root canal is handled.

In brief: Endo first

If the tooth has been evaluated by your dentist and it is truly restorable you always do endo first before perio.
Sounds like the leakage/decay caused the tooth to become abscessed to the root canal should be done first and any other bone/tissues issue would happen after the infection/root canal is handled.
Dr. Justin Nelson
Dr. Justin Nelson
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In brief: You can

Regardless of the cause of the infection, you need to look at the big picture: is the bony support strong enough to warrant extensive care on the tooth.
If not, then why pay for root canal therapy? Is it an endo-perio problem, or a perio-endo problem?

In brief: You can

Regardless of the cause of the infection, you need to look at the big picture: is the bony support strong enough to warrant extensive care on the tooth.
If not, then why pay for root canal therapy? Is it an endo-perio problem, or a perio-endo problem?
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Yes

That is the appropriate Specialist to see for this issue.

In brief: Yes

That is the appropriate Specialist to see for this issue.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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