Dentures, Crowns and Bridges Root Canal Treatment and Endodontics

Do You Need a Dental Crown After Root Canal Treatment?

Many of you may be wondering if you need a crown after root canal. You’re not alone. This is a common question many people have when they want to know more about the type of care they should receive after having to undergo a root canal.

A root canal procedure may be necessary to save your tooth from potential complications, such as an infection or pain that may spread to the surrounding tissue or jawbone. However, root canal procedures don’t always go smoothly, resulting in teeth that are fractured or weakened by the procedure.

A dental crown offers protection to your tooth and covers roots, prevent further damage to them. It can also improve strength to your tooth and increase its lifespan.

Even if a tooth looks to be in perfect condition after root canal treatment, it can still experience more damage over time. If you’ve ever cracked your tooth through something as simple as biting into an apple, you know how quickly teeth can develop new problems—even after they have been repaired.

The Benefits of a Dental Crown After Root Canal Therapy

  • Getting a natural-looking smile back
  • Restore a Weak Tooth
  • Lessens Tooth Sensitivity
  • Prevents Infection

Take a look at our video to learn more about what we mean when we say a dental crown is necessary after a root canal procedure!

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Root Canal Treatment and Endodontics

Root Canal Re-Treatment

Some teeth may not heal properly after a root canal or develop a new infection, demanding a second root canal. This happens when the first treatment did not completely remove the infection or when the tooth becomes fractured or loose, exposing it to new infection.

A reinfection may leave some individuals with no symptoms, while others may have swelling or pain during chewing. A re-treatment method may be used to repair a tooth that did not heal properly or became infected again after a root canal procedure. This ensures that the tooth is completely free of decay and can function.

Am I a Right Candidate for Root Canal Re-Treatment?

In order to rescue the tooth from extraction, root canal re-treatment is performed. Saving the natural tooth usually results in better results, and many re-treated teeth can last for years, if not the rest of the patient’s life. Patients who refuse to have their teeth retreated may need endodontic surgery or extraction which is a considerably more invasive procedure.

What is the procedure for a Root-Canal Re-treatment?

The damaged tooth is reopened to gain access to the root canal filling during re-treatment. To reach the tooth’s root, it may be necessary to disassemble crowns, supports, and other restorative components. The original procedure’s filling material is removed, and the canals are carefully cleaned. The region will be carefully investigated using magnification and illumination to find any new canals or unusual places.

The tooth is then filled with gutta-percha and the canals are sealed once the canals have been cleansed. The tooth is filled with a temporary filling. This procedure might not require local anesthesia.  A follow-up session will be required for access filling and crown, allowing the tooth function normally and preserving it from infection or decay in the future.

Recovery and Risks of the Re-Treatment

For a few days after root canal re-treatment, patients may experience pain, discomfort, and sensitivity. It is recommended that patients avoid biting and chewing on the affected side. Patients can ease symptoms by taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen or aspirin, as well as gently rinsing their mouths three to four times a day with warm salt water. If the symptoms persist or worsen, ensure to call your dentist immediately.

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Although root canal re-treatment is generally regarded safe, it does come with some risks and consequences. Damage to the tooth and recurrent infections are two of these dangers. Patients can reduce their risk of complications by following pre- and post-procedure recommendations.

Results of Root Canal Re-Treatment

For many people, this technique is effective. A root canal re-treatment can produce long-term outcomes, with the treated tooth operating normally for the rest of the patient’s life. There is always the possibility that the re-treatment technique may fail or that the infection will recur. The success percentage of re-treatment treatments is lower than that of original root canal treatment. If re-treatment does not work, extraction or endodontic  surgery may be required.

Any re-treatment is often painful and time consuming. As a first step, it is recommended that the first root-canal treatment is executed appropriately according to procedure. As a patient who undergoes root-canal treatment, ensure that you follow all precautions as explained by your dentist.

If your dentist recommends a root-canal re-treatment, see if you can learn the reasons for the same. It’s critical to have this conversation with your dentist in order to answer the question: should you undergo a re-treatment? Do you need a second opinion or to see a dentist regarding a bothersome tooth?

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3 Factors That Affect Your Root Canal Treatments’ Longevity

The Success of a Root Canal Treatment (RCT) depends on many factors but the result is crucially dependent on the elimination of root canal infection present before starting the treatment, and the prevention of contamination during treatment.  A successful root canal procedure must be performed with great precision and effective sealing of the roots should be fulfilled.

The longevity of the root canal treatment varies on multiple factors.

Firstly the diagnosis of the root canal problem should be error-free and the root canal procedure should be carried out with much care. Having said that the root canal procedure is conducted on an infected tooth, and is only is fair to say that this tooth is weaker than the rest of the healthy teeth.

One has to understand that to perform the RCT procedure, the endodontic specialist has to drill a hole into the crown of the decayed, infected tooth to clean the pulp. After space is cleaned and shaped, filling the root canal is very crucial. Filling of the root canal is done by using a rubber compound called gutta-percha to protect the teeth from micro-organisms. A temporary filling or crown is used to close the access hole on the crown of the operated tooth. Normally these filling or crowns are made of silver amalgam or composite resins.

The second factor that contributes towards the longevity of the RCT is the care after the root canal sittings. The fitting crown/cap on top of the root canal treated tooth is a must. Many patients neglect the importance of having the root canalled tooth fitted with a cap since the pain has subsided. The RCT-filled tooth, without the crown, has a high risk of fracture, which can be avoided by the fitting of the Crown/cap.

Once the RCT is completed, the after-care is extremely important in determining the life-span of the treatment. Proper care of the affected tooth (in addition to the other teeth) includes brushing, flossing, the right diet, and regular visits to the dentist are very important. Avoiding bad habits like chewing your nails or opening plastic packages with your teeth will also help your crown last longer.

In short, the 3 major considerations to determine the endurance of your RCT starts with the diagnosis. Cautious care for the tooth undergoing the treatment is important and is the second consideration. Once the treatment is completed, the after-care of the RCT is imperative! With these three steps in mind, unquestionably a tooth or teeth with well-treated root canal fillings and restorations will last for many years, if not a lifetime.

Book an appointment with our RCT experts today! Ensure the first step of your RCT is well-taken care of. Our team of endodontists ensures that you are well-aware of the RCT regime. We are with you along with all steps of your Root Canal Treatment and ensure you have complete after-care support.

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