So today I had to take out another tooth after the patient had a root canal treatment.
So many times patients come in and tell me how they had a root canal treatment and later had to have the tooth extracted as if this was caused by the root canal. Sometimes root canals do fail and the tooth is lost but most of the time this is not the case. The overwhelming amount of teeth that I extract after root canal treatment is because after the treatment the tooth was not restored properly. That means that after the root canal a proper filling was not placed in the tooth and a crown was not placed on the tooth.
After root canal treatment the teeth are weakened and are prone to breakage and this happens a lot. Unfortunately when this happens many times there is nothing left for us to do but extract the tooth.
So a little bit of friendly dental advice, get the crown after the root canal and protect your investment.
Doing dentistry in Hamilton Ontario
All the best
Dr. Ron Barzilay