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Infection in 15 years old root canal treated tooth

By john 1/28/2011 8:06:30 PM
hello I had a root canal 15 yrs ago. the cap fell off about 4 mo ago and i have not had it put back on. Now the tooth is in a lot of pain. Is it possible for a tooth that has had a root canal to need another one? thanks
Posted By : Dr. Ritz on 1/28/2011 8:06:30 PM

You have pain in the root canal treated tooth that means the tooth is again infected. This happens only if the restoration comes out and it is not restored. In your case when the cap came out you should either go for the new cap if the old one is damaged or get the old one fixed. But the tooth was in contact with the oral fluids for 4 months and got infected. Now you can get the re root canal treatment done if possible and if you really want to save the tooth and get it capped.For more info on re root canal treatment you can visit the following link....www.identalhub.com/article_root-canal-re-treatment-304.aspx


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