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Broken roots

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Posted by: visualMofo  (8 years ago)
Hello,

I have a tooth that was crowned a few months ago. It became infected and the dentist did a root canal through the crown. About a month ago, the root of the tooth was broken. Is it possible that the root canal caused the root to become weak? Has anyone had experienced this? Any insight would be highly appreciated.
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Dentist
Hello,

I have a tooth that was crowned a few months ago. It became infected and the dentist did a root canal through the crown. About a month ago, the root of the tooth was broken. Is it possible that the root canal caused the root to become weak? Has anyone had experienced this? Any insight would be highly appreciated.


Doing a root canal always weakens the roots of posterior teeth somewhat. How sad this happens! Best to get it out before too much bone is lost. Occasionally, an implant can be done immediately after the extraction, depending on the shapes of the roots.
Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: Novocaine  (8 years ago)
Hello,

I have a tooth that was crowned a few months ago. It became infected and the dentist did a root canal through the crown. About a month ago, the root of the tooth was broken. Is it possible that the root canal caused the root to become weak? Has anyone had experienced this? Any insight would be highly appreciated.


Well, you could already have had a minor/hairline crack to begin with and the root canal treatment could have made things worse. Subsequently over time, a proper vertical root fracture could have developed. Why did you have the crown anyway?

Anyway to your original question, yes, a root canal treatment certainly does weaken the tooth structure.
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Posted by: visualMofo  (8 years ago)
Thank you all for your quick replies.

Novocaine the tooth was chipped from biting down too hard onto something several months ago. It did not give me any problem at all then but since it was one of the front teeth, I decided to have it fixed for cosmetic reasons.
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