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Can A Root Canal Be Done Through A Crown?

Have you been wondering, “Can a root canal be done through a crown?” If so, this blog is for you. We’ll delve into this question, offering you insights and clarity on this complex procedure.


A root canal is a common dental procedure aimed at saving a tooth that’s severely infected or decayed. It involves removing the tooth’s pulp and nerve, then cleaning and sealing the inside of the tooth. If left untreated, the tissue surrounding the tooth could become infected and abscesses may form.


A dental crown is essentially a “cap” that’s placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength, and to improve its appearance. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth, or after a root canal procedure to protect the fragile tooth.


Yes, a root canal can indeed be performed through an existing crown. The procedure is similar to a regular root canal, but with the added complexity of working through the crown. The dentist will drill a small hole through the crown to access the pulp chamber. Once the root canal procedure is completed, the hole is filled with a restorative material.


During a root canal, you can expect the highest level of care from our team at PS Dental. Dr. Sinha will ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure, using local anesthesia to numb the area. You might feel some pressure, but generally, the procedure is painless. 


After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort or sensitivity, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups at PS Dental, to ensure the longevity of your crown and overall oral health.


Sometimes, after a root canal through a crown, the decision must be made whether to repair the existing crown or replace it entirely. This decision depends on the condition of the crown post-procedure and the extent of the intervention needed during the root canal. If the crown is relatively new and the access hole made for the root canal can be adequately sealed, repairing may be sufficient. However, if the crown is older or if the structural integrity of the crown has been compromised, replacement might be the best option to ensure the long-term health of the tooth. At PS Dental, Dr. Sinha will carefully evaluate your crown and provide a recommendation based on the specific conditions of your tooth and crown.


If you’ve been thinking, “Can a root canal be done through a crown?” and you’re in the Glastonbury area, we invite you to reach out to us at PS Dental. Dr. Sinha and our dedicated team are here to answer all your dental questions and provide expert care tailored to your needs. Call us today at (860) 266-1828 to request an appointment. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile!

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4 months ago
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4 months ago
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