Time Frame for Crown after Root Canal

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by David, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. David

    David Guest

    I had a root canal performed on a back molar on June 29. As I
    understand it, I should arrange for my regular dentist to crown that
    tooth. The problem is that my regular dentist's office will be closed
    until July 13, which means that, at the earliest, I would not be able
    to get an appointment until (say) July 14 - July 16. I am worried that
    the time between root canal and crown may be too long. Does anyone
    have any thoughts on whether 2 1/2 - 3 weeks is too long to wait for a
    crown after a root canal? Thank you.
     
    David, Jul 5, 2004
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  2. On 5 Jul 2004 08:55:37 -0700, (David) wrote:
    Do not chew anything hard ...... it could c-r-a-c-k.
     
    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S., Jul 5, 2004
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  3. David

    David Guest

    Many thanks for these responses. I have two follow-up questions:
    1. What is the role of the "post" after a root canal? That is, is a
    post different from a crown, and is it done prior to receiving a
    crown?
    2. I seem to remember something said about the possibility of
    infection if a root canal-ed tooth is not crowned in time. (Something
    about bacteria?) Is there any basis for this concern?

    Thanks as always,
    David



    "The Real Paul" <> wrote in message news:<wggGc.2721$>...
     
    David, Jul 6, 2004
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  4. David

    Dr. Steve Guest

    > Many thanks for these responses. I have two follow-up questions:
    Posts are useful when there is virtually no tooth left to anchor the crown
    to. In many cases, the post helps fracture the root.
    Temporary fillings normally will seal out bacteria for 4-6 months with no
    problems. Waiting for the crown merely creates a risk for fracturing the
    tooth. Teeth rarely fracture within a few weeks of RCT, but it is possible.
     
    Dr. Steve, Jul 6, 2004
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  5. (David) wrote in message news:<>...
    You will be fine relax.
     
    Alexander Vasserman DDS., BS., Jul 6, 2004
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  6. On 5 Jul 2004 16:35:14 -0700, (David) wrote:
    If the tooth is busted off at the gum line or near so, then the crown
    will not hold onto nothing. The post is fitted into the root canal
    space and presumably holds the crown in place .....


    PRESUMABLY is the operative word here.


    JOEL

     
    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S., Jul 6, 2004
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  7. On 5 Jul 2004 21:04:34 -0700, (Alexander
    Vasserman DDS., BS.) wrote:

    Open wide ........
     
    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S., Jul 6, 2004
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  8. David

    W_B Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 08:55:37 -0700, (David) wrote:

    You should be fine, I usually recommend the crown within one month
    --

    W_B

    Take out the G'RBAGE
     
    W_B, Jul 6, 2004
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  9. David

    W_B Guest

    On Tue, 06 Jul 2004 01:00:17 GMT, "Dr. Steve" <> wrote:

    I don't use temporary materials to seal RCT'd teeth any more.
    Bonded Fuji 9. Easy to place and rock hard.

    My turn to say it: "What's a Temporary ?"
    --

    W_B

    Take out the G'RBAGE
     
    W_B, Jul 6, 2004
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  10. David

    Dr Steve Guest

    I can better retention (in a molar) without the post.

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    Stephen Mancuso, D.D.S.
    Troy, Michigan, USA
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    This posting is intended for informational or conversational purposes only.
    Always seek the opinion of a licensed dental professional before acting on
    the advice or opinion expressed here. Only a dentist who has examined you
    in person can diagnose your problems and make decisions which will affect
    your health.
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    "Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S." <> wrote in message
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    Dr Steve, Jul 6, 2004
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  11. David

    Dr Steve Guest

    I recommend the crown within one hour.
     
    Dr Steve, Jul 6, 2004
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  12. David

    W_B Guest

    On Tue, 06 Jul 2004 21:00:10 GMT, "Dr Steve" <> wrote:
    Saw that one coming from a mile away ;0)

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    W_B

    Take out the G'RBAGE
     
    W_B, Jul 6, 2004
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  13. I believe you can,,,, I can picture your technique .....


    JOEL

     
    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S., Jul 6, 2004
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  14. David

    Dr Steve Guest

    You of all people on this NG................



    You probably set me up for that one on purpose.


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    Stephen Mancuso, D.D.S.
    Troy, Michigan, USA
    .....................................................

    This posting is intended for informational or conversational purposes only.
    Always seek the opinion of a licensed dental professional before acting on
    the advice or opinion expressed here. Only a dentist who has examined you
    in person can diagnose your problems and make decisions which will affect
    your health.
    .......................
    "W_B" <> wrote in message
    news:eek:...
     
    Dr Steve, Jul 6, 2004
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  15. David

    W_B Guest

    On Tue, 06 Jul 2004 21:47:33 GMT, "Dr Steve" <> wrote:
    Right-O !
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    W_B

    Take out the G'RBAGE
     
    W_B, Jul 6, 2004
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  16. On 06 Jul 2004 23:00:37 GMT, (Advocate147) wrote:
    Some believe it necessary to hold the crown. This is true if there is
    no tooth structure left above the gum line.

    Other dentists may opt to remove that tooth and place an implant.

    Which is better?

    The jury is still out!

    JOEL


    I say no. Jan Drew says yes.
     
    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S., Jul 7, 2004
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