dental care


Question by  alexjoseph (12)

What happens if I need a root canal after I have gotten a permanent crown?


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

It is no big deal they just go in and remove the crown which can be fairly easy. The tooth should be ready for root canal after that.


Answer by  Sticky (363)

Your dentist gets access to the pulp chamber and root canals by drilling a hole in the top of your crown.


Answer by  Brendawith (464)

The permanent crown, although permanent, can still be removed. A tool is used to remove the crown without, hopefully, causing any damage to the crown. The root canal is then performed and if the crown has not been damaged and still fits properly, will be recemented.


Answer by  martin (522)

The dentist will remove the permanent crown. The dentist may do this by cutting it, grinding it away, or simply pulling it carefully away from the tooth. After removing the crown, the dentist will perform a root canal in the usual manner. Afterward, the dentist will have a new crown made and he or she will install it.

Reply by droberts32 (10):
I had this happen twice last year. In both cases the endodontist (a dentist who does root canals) drilled right through the crown. When he was finished I had to return to my dentist, who put in a post to stabilize it, then filled the hole in the crown.  add a comment

Answer by  Katsescape (90)

Your dentist will have to make a hole in your crown to access the nerve chamber in your tooth. It can be repaired after the proceedure but your dentist will probably recommend you get a new crown soon as the repair usually doesn't last as long as the original crown.


Answer by  Lordschild (1398)

They will have you come in so they can drill a hole in your new crown then do the root canal and then fill the hole. Bummer!


Answer by  GilFinn (2065)

The oral surgeon will drill through the crown, perform the root canal, and place a filling in the crown much the same way as a regular tooth. It's not much of a problem anymore.


Answer by  fware (56)

The dentist is able to remove the permanent crown, perform the root canal and replace the crown with minimal damage.

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