can a capped tooth become abcessed even after root cnaled

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  • richard jones

    richard jones 24 - October - 2011, at 03:08 AM

  • thank you for your speedy and professional answer of my question richard j

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 24 - October - 2011, at 00:50 AM

  • If root canal treatment is done properly, then a capped tooth with root canal treatment done will not have a dental abscess. Abscess can occur in root canal treated tooth if root canal treatment is not done properly and there is infection still left in the canal or can occur because of some canal missed by the dentist. Number of canals in particular tooth varies from person to person and a missed canal can cause infection and abscess later on. Crack in the root during root canal treatment can also lead to abscess in the tooth.  After root canal treatment, gum abscess can occur. If patient maintains poor oral hygiene, then infection can occur within the gums and lead to gum abscess. If abscess occurs after root canal treatment, then re-root canal treatment or apicoectomy is required. If there is periodontal gum abscess present, then drainage of abscess in gums, scaling, root planning along with periodontal surgery is required.  For more info on root canal re-treatment, you can refer to following article…  http://www.identalhub.com/article_root-canal-re-treatment-304.aspx

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