| | root canal after crown?
I had a crown placed on a cracked tooth last November. We had not determined at that time whether a root canal would be required, so he had planned on using temporary cement. I moved a few months later, and found a new local dentist. The tooth flared up, and a root canal was performed two weeks ago. Unfortunately, the crown had been affixed with permanent cement. The dentist was unable to remove the new crown and was forced to drill thru. The crown has remained intact, yet the new dentist is strongly suggesting a new crown, which insurance will not pay any portion of. She is concerned that because the crown has been opened up, the risk for future problems would be too great. I know of one other person that had a root canal performed thru a crown with no negative result. Has anyone else had a root canal performed on a crowned tooth? I am inclined to take a chance on the existing crown. I visit the dentist regularly.