Crowns after root canal treatment
The general rule of thumb is that a dental crown will need to be placed over a tooth that has just received a root canal if the tooth is a premolar or one of the back grinding teeth.
It is essential for all teeth to be as healthy as they can be so they can function correctly.
What happens if you don’t put a crown on a root canal?
The crown can also prevent a fracture of the tooth which may result in the tooth being non-restorable (not fixable). This is because the tooth will not be able to be properly restored, an extensive filling will fail, root canal treatment (if done) will fail and ultimately the tooth will be lost.
Do I need to take antibiotics after root canal?
In most cases, antibiotics are not required after endodontic therapy. You will be given a prescription for antibiotics if we feel it will be necessary. Some medical conditions require a special antibiotic prophylaxis regimen taken prior to the appointment to help prevent damage to certain structures.
What happens to tooth after root canal?
During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
What happens if you don’t get root canal?
If you don’t get Root Canal Treatment then it can lead to much more severe consequences that can be life threatening. The infection in the root of the tooth can spread to the jaw bone and then into the surrounding tissue. This can lead to a swelling of the face and surrounding tissue and space.