dental care


Question by  pholios (20)

What should I know about getting a root canal after a crown?


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

This is no big deal, there is two different things the dentist might do. First is remove the crown and perform the root canal or go through the crown in the center and then do the root canal.


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

You don't really need to know anything, this should be fairly easy for your dentist to do. All they do is remove the crown and than do the root canal in the root of that tooth. It should not be a big deal at all.


Answer by  Katsescape (90)

The dentist may drill a hole in your crown and patch it up after the proceedure is completed. The dentist will probably recommend you get a new crown eventually.


Answer by  NJames (58)

Root canals and crowns are expensive even with insurance, but will stop the pain as well as possibly save the tooth.


Answer by  JimMoriarty (20)

A root canal cannot be undone. Once your tooth has been drilled you have lost a lot of living tissue which cannot be replaced. Make sure you really need one. Note that antibiotics can be use to cure many 'decay' problems, whilst many infections are self-righting.


Answer by  joyce (19)

A root canal is the natural cavity in the dentin of a tooth that contains the dental pulp. Root canal shouldn't be more painful than a regular filling.

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