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Unfinished RCT

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Posted by: merryl  (9 years ago)
Dear Doctor!

Five years ago, I had a failed root canal treatment. It was stopped because a root was cracked during the procedure. I then had a bridge to help keep the cracked tooth in place. Lately, I noticed a foul smell coming from my gum. I wonder if it's caused by the cracked root or the bridge. I have a good oral hygiene; I brush twice a day, floss once a day and I mouth wash regularly. Could it be that the fractured tooth has started to decay? What should be done to treat this?

Thanks!
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Dentist
Dear merryl!

It could be the result of caries, or the dental bridge itself.

Have the crown edges looked at for impermeability and tightness. Also you can watch the video “Groove Cut” for more information.

All the best!
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: merryl  (9 years ago)
Hi Doc,

My dentist did an xray and the image showed a decay from the fractured tooth. He referred me to an endodontist. Thank you for your help.
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