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FAQ:  Root Canal Therapy RCT

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Root Canal Therapy: I had RCT when I was 14 years old, but I didn't fix the cap for that.

I am 18 years old now. My tooth which had undergone rct is paining very badly now. There is an abcess over that tooth.

Will it recover if I fix cap now? ...Visitor from India

The placement of a cap or crown subsequent to RCT prevents infection and stabilizes the health of the "saved tooth."

The decision to forego the "cap treatment" exposes, for most patients, a continuation of infection, ultimately leading to tooth failure.

Having a 4 year history of exposure to infection probabilities would likely NOT be in your favor. A dental implant may be a popular treatment recommendation.

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