Hi i just recently had 2 root canals done on my front teeth one of the teeth is very brittle and has a hole that i've been covering with temporary filling since i havent been able to get the final one put in yet. ive been doing that for about a month after the root canal was done. Im planning to get the tooth properly filled next week however i dont know if its even worth puttiing a post and filling on a tooth that is so brittle...i have a bad history with dental issues....i have had 6 root canals fail...i went with an incompetent root canal specialist...and yes in mexico. I got these other 2 root canals done with a different doctor, a female, she seemed to do a good job. i'm hoping these will not give me any problems. However the tooth that is brittle is a lil sore/sensitive to touch, it has no crown or permanent filling or post...could that eventually go away once the tooth has more adequate protection...or should i first check to see if th e root canal will not give me any problems before i go and fill it. I dont want to spend money that I dont have. This tooth is very brittle and sometimes i think it will be better to just extract it or either retreat it but i doubt in its condition it will last me very long....i just dont want to have to be in the fear that its going to fail like the other ones did. Maybe because its so brittle and weak it responds to touch that way...maybe its normal please let me know what you think thanks.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 14 - July - 2011, at 10:01 AM

  • Discoloration can be intrisic or extrinsic. If it is outside the tooth it will go wil dental cleaning but if it is inside then it will not go but it can be decay also. In case of decay there is catch point. In decay you to get filling done. In case you are not satisfied then you can read this article...

  • Ravi

    Ravi 14 - July - 2011, at 04:37 AM

  • hi,doctor....i was go to dentist..for root canal & some filling of some tooth..but after all treatment completed ,i saw some black colour on other tooth which are still there ,i thought this is cavity but when i discussed with dentist ,she said this is not cavity,its discoloration..& also she said this black colour is not treatable,its permantly remain on your tooth,..what is that mean?is this cavity or she is right,i just fear about root canal treatment ,so i dont want to reapeat this treatment,..that is why i just cant believe on her...what is the truth,doctor?

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 12 - July - 2011, at 08:42 AM

  • If the metal part is near the gum line then it is normal because it is PFM (Procelain fused to metal) and metal shows near the gum line in back teeth. However if it is on eating surface then the procelain has chipped off from metal and due to this metal s exposed. This too happens sometimes and is normal and due to this cashew is sticking there as area has become rough. Normally it does not create any problem except for aesthetics. You can go to your dentist and show him and discuss this.

  • Ravi

    Ravi 11 - July - 2011, at 23:38 PM

  • Hi i just recently had 2 root canals done on my right lower & upper teeth,..when this treatment completed ,everything is fine ,but 1 day after i saw on upper tooth ,there is one metal part on crown base,is it normal? ,..and when i eat cashew,cashew stick in my upper teeth ,& when i brush it they are gone,but if i had crown ,then why cashew stick in that crown...is it normal or i go to dentist again for check up?

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 26 - May - 2011, at 17:57 PM

  • Yes after Root Canal Treatment it is better to get crowns on the teeth as after Root Canal Treatment the tooth becomes non vital and it becomes brittle, which means that it can fracture with chewing pressure. So to avoid this crowns are given on root canal treated teeth.

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