Can dentists drill through the crown on a tooth to perform a root canal?

Answer On One Hand: A Crown Can be RemovedIt is possible to remove a crown before performing a root canal. But a crown is cemented in place with the intent of making it permanent. Removing it is a painful... Read More »

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Can a new crown tooth that hits against another tooth cause you to need a root canal?

%REPLIES% Answer No. But a tooth that needed a crown probably had a lot of decay. Sometimes it's very close to the nerve and doesn't heal itself and ends up needing a root canal. This is by no f... Read More »

Root canal tooth, crack in crown, never had pain or discomfort, replaced crown & now pain?

It should have stopped hurting by now. It's possible that the tooth itself is cracked vertically from the top to the bottom. This is one of the few situations where the tooth can't be saved. You... Read More »

Do you need a root canal before a tooth crown?

On One Hand: Not for the ProcedureA tooth crown deals specifically with the above-the-gum structure of a single tooth. It is possible to complete a tooth crown procedure without doing a root canal.... Read More »

Dentist did poor job on root canal/ crown. Tooth hurts. What can i do?

Oftentimes, the dentist missed an accessory canal during the root canal procedure, and there is still bacteria present that can re-infect the tissue (bone, PDL) and cause pain. This can be correct... Read More »