Had to have a crown Haput on tooth #18 several months ago. Had sensitivity for sometime. Had to see R.C. Specialist. He told me to use a special preevent dent toothpaste for several weeks , but now my temporary crown has come off and it has turned black and my tooth has turned black still have sensitivity today well I need a root canal?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 14 - November - 2017, at 06:14 AM

  • It looks like you got the crown on # 18 tooth without getting the root carnal treatment done and the crown was also temporary. As you had sensitivity in that tooth and the tooth has also turned black, you definitely need a root canal treatment in that tooth. The sensitivity is because of the infection of the tooth. When the infection infects the pulp there is sensitivity and sometimes the tooth turns black as it is in your case. In root canal treatment the vital part of the tooth( pulp) is removed and a special filling is done in the tooth. The root canal treatment can be done in multi visits or it can be done in single visit. Whether you can go for multi visit root canal treatment or single visit root canal treatment depends upon the condition of the tooth. The dentist take your history, do the clinical examination, take the x-ray of the tooth and then decide about the treatment plan. After getting the root canal treatment you have to go for crown. For more information on root canal treatment you can visit the following link on our website.  http://www.identalhub.com/blog/294/when-is-root-canal-treatment-required 

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