I WAS TOLD I NEEDED A ROOT CANAL TREATMENT: IS THAT ALL? - Carrefour dentaire
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I WAS TOLD I NEEDED A ROOT CANAL TREATMENT: IS THAT ALL?

2021-04-15

The short answer is: no. In a broader perspective, imagine the root canal treatment (RCT) as the foundations of a building. Something has to be built over them. The ‘’building’’ part is the restoration of the visible part of your tooth. It is crucial to the longevity and function of the tooth, and protects the RCT (you may have ideal foundations but if the roof leaks…) 

 

A mistake is often made when it is decided to do a RCT without addressing the matter of the restoration, or by delaying the information and decision. Unpleasant surprises may follow. The RCT and its accompanying restoration are two sides of the same coin. 

 

So when you and your dentist decide to go on with a RCT, ask your dentist which type of restoration is possible, which is recommended, and the costs involved. It helps avoiding misunderstandings.

 

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