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Old 06-04-2002, 06:30 AM   #1
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Post 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.

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Old 06-04-2002, 07:04 AM   #2
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Lyli HB User

Hi Kellio,

I had a root canal after a crown and have had no problems. It was more than 10 years ago, too.

Hope this helps

Old 06-14-2002, 02:39 PM   #3
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Hello, I had a Root canal done last Aug. And got a crown But I was still in pain off and on. Went back few times and Finally he found that he missed a extra canal! so he went through my new crown and did I re treat.
My crown was fine. BUT I ended up having that tooth pulled due to Root canal not working. All that $ and nothing to show for.
But the crown was good after the Root canal.
If you are worried go to a Endo. He's a specialist for Root canals. With all the problems I had with my Ex dr I only go to endo to get a Root canal.
Good luck : )

Old 06-14-2002, 03:19 PM   #4
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I agree with emi. Never never never let a general dentist do a root canal. Go to an endodontist. Wish I had known better last year. Ex dentist struggled doing root canal on a molar, lots of complications, its not 100% normal, get occassional weird sensations and pressure, but chewing on it no problem,just doesn't "feel right"

Old 06-15-2002, 12:57 PM   #5
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Emi106 HB User

I had a root canal and after a crown put on. But due to Dentist missed one canal,
He had to do a re treat through my new crown. The crown was fine. But I ended up having that tooth pulled due to Root canal not working.

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