Can you have a root canal without replacing tooth with a crown?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 27 - April - 2012, at 01:18 AM


    Yes, it is possible to have RCT without replacing the tooth with crown but it is advisable to have crown. The reason is that during RCT, the nerves from the root canal will be taken out due to which tooth becomes weak and brittle and won't be able to bear the masticatory stress. Gradually you will notice the tooth pieces coming out in pieces. 

    Crowning not only increases the shelf life of tooth but will also give RCT treated tooth natural appearance. If you are worrying about esthetics, than there is nothing to worry as crowns come in various shades which can exactly match the natural tooth.

    Various things to be taken care after RCT are:

    • Not eat solid food from the treated tooth and also avoid holding hard objects like pins etc. between those teeth.
    • Do Proper brushing and flossing
    • For initial 2-3 days avoid eating too hot or too cold stuff
    • Do warm saline gargles at least twice daily
    • Take medications as prescribed by your dentist

    For detailed info on crowns visit...


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