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Root canal treatment: Need help!!!

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    Posted: Mar/02/2018 at 7:06am
Hi, I am residing in Toronto. I had undergone a root canal treatment for my infected tooth seven years before. Nowadays, that tooth is paining while chewing food. I am concerned whether this got infected again. I have undergone this procedure from a clinic in Vancouver. Now I am shifted to Toronto and it is not possible for me to consult the old clinic again. So I have shared this with my friend, who is in Toronto. She suggested me to consult experienced dental professionals from a clinic near High Park. She and her family are consulting there for their dental problems. Also, I have searched for root canal treatment and its after effects. I came to know that after root canal treatment it is necessary to put a dental crown for protection. Otherwise, it may get infected and will cause pain. I am not having such a crown on tooth, so I think it might got infected. Now I am planning to take an appointment from that clinic. But before taking the treatment, I would like to know whether it is possible to put a dental crown after treating this infection or will I need to undergo this root canal treatment again? Help me with your suggestions.

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Hi Elisa,

I can’t think of any members who are dental professionals and that’s the only people who can properly answer your question. Maybe the telehealth service could answer for you?
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Here are the true facts from personal experience and having lost 3 molars that were treated with both root canals and crowns.

It is true that a tooth that has had a root canal needs a crown. Once the nerves have been removed during a root canal, the tooth needs the protection of a crown as it becomes more fragile. Despite doing everything correctly, root canals can and do fail after a period of years. The remaining roots can become abscessed which may or may not respond to antibiotics. The tooth can fracture which causes pain biting down or when exposed to heat or cold.

While a second root canal can sometimes be effective, it’s not always a choice. This is what happened to me and after thousands of dollars in root canals and crowns, I still had to have them extracted.

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