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Old 07-12-2006, 08:38 AM   #1
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Question Cavity and root canal

Can one get a cavity on a tooth that has a root canal? I always believed it is not possible, but my new dentist says it is, and he is selling me a more expensive crown based on that. He says that this precious metal would help preventing cavities...

 
Old 07-12-2006, 07:57 PM   #2
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Re: Cavity and root canal

Yes, you can get decay on a root canal treated tooth. Decay can form under the crown unfortunately. What kind of crown do you have now?

 
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:21 PM   #3
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Re: Cavity and root canal

i haven't got a crown now. my dentist is sugesting a porcelain fused to high noble metal. he says that any less wouldn't be good enough. what type of metal would you recomend?

 
Old 07-12-2006, 08:54 PM   #4
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Re: Cavity and root canal

Unless this is a front tooth (in which case you can get away with just a filling at times), I would strongly suggest a crown. This will prevent your tooth from splitting or cracking (that would lead most likely to an extraction)Gold crowns are supposed to be the most durable. I have had very good luck with my porcelain fused to gold crowns and recommend them. Good luck

 
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Re: Cavity and root canal

they are just the most expensive. thank you for your advise.

 
Old 07-12-2006, 11:45 PM   #6
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Re: Cavity and root canal

Gold is a weak metal. You can get pure gold crowns and/or gold plated crowns. A porcelain fused to high noble metal crown is the best crown and one that tends to last much longer than gold crowns. Porcelain fused to high noble metal crowns also will match your other teeth. They look like a natural tooth.

You can get cavities on teeth that have had a root canal. If you choose to have a crown placed on the tooth, you will need to maintain a really good oral hygiene routine. Anything artificial in the mouth, such as a crown, is a natural plaque trap.

 
Old 07-13-2006, 08:58 AM   #7
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Re: Cavity and root canal

amazingly enough i have had 2 porcelain fused to regular metal crowns in my front teeth for over 20 years and never had any cavities on them. it is many of the other teeth that are getting the cavities bigger and bigger. thank you every one for your input.

 
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