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It can happen. Removing a lot of the tooth for a crown can cause the tooth to go into "shock" and die. Meaning it needs a root canal. Or it could have been that the tooth was so decayed that it was very close to exposing the nerve when all of the decay was removed. Sometimes teeth heal themselves and other times they don't and they need a root canal. It happens occasionally.

It is not very common but it's something that can happen.

Sometimes the pulp has extentions that are close to the edge of the tooth and that don't always show on an x-ray. That is why, in these cases, the pulp might be irritated after putting a crown, therefore needing a root canal.

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Is a root canal necessary when getting a crown?

No, a root canal is not necessarily required when getting a crown.

You keep biting the side of tongue after having a root canal to a crown?

I think its because the crown is not the same size as ur previous tooth,get it altered by ur dentist.

Do you need a crown after a root canal?

A crown is typically recommended after a root canal because the tooth will tend to become very brittle and may fracture easily. A crown can prevent this.

What happens if you do not get a crown after root canal?

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Is replacing bonded tooth with a crown necessary to prevent root canal?

Is replacing bonded tooth with a crown necessary to prevent root canal?

Can a tooth that has a crown but no root canal hurt if the crown falls off?

yes it can

Do you have to get a crown after a root canal?

In my experience the answer is yes. I have had three root canals and only one crown. Let me explain before you get excited. I had an uneventful, yet rather expensive root canal/crown combo shortly after having my son 8 years ago. Then I had another root canal done in 2/08. I had a temporary filling in place. I never went to get the crown done because it was too expensive and I had lost my dental coverage. Well fast forward to today and I had to get another root canal on that same tooth because it became reinfected and was throbbing painful. So while researching "how long until Novocaine wears off". I saw this question was unanswered and thought I could share my experience. I know the entire root canal/crown thing is really darn expensive but in my experience don't wait, 'lest you want to do it all over again.' By the way, the charge to redo my root canal was more, not less expensive the second time around. You better believe I am getting my crown right away this time.

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What protects a root canal?

Once root canal treatment is performed, the patient must have a crown placed over the tooth to protect it. The cost of the treatment and the crown may be expensive.

What can you not do after a root canal?

After a root canal, it is highly recommended to put a crown on the tooth. After putting the crown you can eat anything u want but do not forget to brush twice a day. If you didn't put the crown even then you can chew things but not very hard.

Do you need a crown if you have a root canal on a lower left molar performed over a bridge?

If you have a root canal done, most likely you'll need a crown. But if it was done through a bridge, there is already a crown on that tooth. A bride is just three or more crowns fused into one piece to replace a missing tooth. It is possible that doing a root canal through the brige will damage the bridge and the whole until may need to be replaced if that happens. But that's not common.

Can you lose a tooth easy after getting a root canal?

If you don't have a crown placed on a root canaled tooth, it could fracture or break resulting in the tooth having to be extracted.

What you have to do once root canal treatment completed?

After you've completed root canal therapy, it is always best to have a crown placed on the tooth to avoid having it break or fracture. Failure to do this in a timely manner could result in eventual loss of the tooth.

Can you have a root canal with a crown already on?

You can have a root canal performed through a crown. It all depends on the circumstance. A small hole can be drilled into the crown and the root canal can be performed. The hole in the crown is then sealed with an amalgam or composite resin filling. Your dentist will determine if there is too much decay around the crown to perform a RCT with the crown in place. Root Canal Treatment is a process of removing the pulp/nerve inside of the tooth, cleaning it out with little tiny files and paper points to make sure it's clean and dry and then sealing it with a rubber material which is called 'Gutta-Percha'.

Is it necessary to put crown on the tooth having root canal?

it is better to have a crown made ... because after the RCT tooth becomes brittle so if heavy force is applied durin chewing or chewing anything hard it might cause fracture of the tooth

Should you have your crown replaced or filled after a retreatment root canal?


Can a dental crown get stuck in your system if swallowed?

A crown could get stuck in someones throat, which is the narrowest part of the alimentary canal. Once it gets through the throat, it can undoubtedly pass through the remainder of the alimentary canal.

What is the cost of a crown and root canal in Canada without insurance?

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What is the difference between a dental post and dental build up?

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Is a crown always needed after a root canel?

It is generally recommended to get a crown placed after a root canal because the tooth will tend to get brittle and prone to fracture over time. A crown will prevent this from happening.

Why does your gums hurt a week after having a temp crown put on a tooth with a root canal?

More than likely, the gums are either irritated by the temporary crown or they are inflamed due to inadequate oral hygiene. Ask your dentist for a prescription of Chlorhexedine Gluconate .12% (trade names are Peridex or Periogard). Rinse and brush with it daily until your permanent crown is placed.

I had apermanent crown put in September 09 and it still aches up in my jaw ocasionally ...its been 2 this normal?

Not usually. The bite may be off, in which case it is just a matter of having the crown adjusted. It may also be that the tooth may need a root canal.

Can the dentist reuse your old gold crown on the same tooth after a root canal?

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Causes of a root canal?

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What is the cost of a root amputation?

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