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Root canal/crown or remove teeth?

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Posted by: Strider51  (8 years ago)
Dentist told me tonight that I have caries under old, large fillings. To clean out, will leave little of remaining teeth, recommended that we do root canal then two crowns. What is success rates...why not pull teeth and put in bridge? Implants?
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If there is enough tooth substance RCT/Crown is better.
Posted 8 years ago
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If you're not having any toothache or sensitivity, then you may not even need root canal treatment. The best approach is to remove the old fillings, remove any decay using a caries detecting dye to show up the caries, then seal up the cavity with a material suitable to take a crown. (Assuming the caries has not gone down to the nerve). Wait a month or two. If the teeth are still OK, then go ahead and get the crowns.
It's always better to keep your natural teeth as LONG as possible. Artificial teeth such as bridges and implants have another bunch of potential problems !
Richard from www.dental-health-advice.com
Posted 8 years ago
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