Root canal treatment on abutments 23 and 26

Discussion in 'Endodontics' started by Will Geisler, May 2, 2018.

  1. Will Geisler

    Will Geisler

    Apr 15, 2018
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    I currently have a temporary bridge with abutments on 23-26. The permanent bridge will be cemented next week. This bridge is a replacement from an earlier bridge that failed due to excessive gum inflammation and some tooth pain on the abutments when I would speak. My endodontist recommends root canals on both 23 and 26 before the permanent bridge is placed thereby eliminated any pain from the area. My concern is whether the abutments will be weakened as they are supporting the bridge.

    I'd love any thoughts you have.

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    Will Geisler, May 2, 2018
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

    Mar 18, 2018
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    If you're not in pain, then don't do RCTs. Luckily it looks like the nerves are a relatively safe distance from the crowns. If you ever do need RCTs, then those teeth are very weak, and it is likely the bridge would fail. Those are really poor tooth preparations - they're just pointy bits of teeth. Where was this done?
    MattKW, May 3, 2018
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